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Meya Bizer from Texas Named to USA Rugby Eagles Squad for Guangzhou 7s

from USA Rugby: CHULA VISTA, Calif. – USA Rugby announced today the Women’s Eagles Sevens squad for the third round of the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series in Guangzhou, China. The Guangzhou Women’s Sevens will be held from March 30-31. Emilie Bydwell, Ryan Carlyle and Kimber Rozier will not make the trip to China, with Sadie …

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Jim Wolfinger & Traci Schmidtke are Certified IRB Educators

Congrats to Jim & Traci as they have completed their IRB Educator courses earlier this year. To be selected as a candidate as an IRB Educator is a great honor in itself. The completion of the certification involves taking every course offered and mastering it objectives. Once completed, it allows the individual to deliver IRB …

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Announcing the TRRA Referee Coaches

The Referee Advancement & Training Organization (RATO) is proud to announce our newest group of Referee Coaches: Andrew Brooks, Central Chris Bugge, Central Jim Driggs, Central Meg Pace, Central Filip Keuppens, Central Pierre Levin, Central Sam Reagle, Central Jim Reed, Central Traci Schmidtke, Central Greg Varnell, Central Tony Waltz, Central Randy Campbell, North Jonathan Savage, …

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Rugby clinic for underrepresented youth – May 4-5, 2013 in Arlington, TX

The TRU received the below email in regards to a Youth Rugby Clinic in Arlington, TX on May 4-5, 2013 in Arlington, TX. If interested in helping with the tournament, contact Loren (email contact is below). I am a current Texas rugby member and have been involved with youth rugby in the state of Arizona …

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USA Rugby Transfer & Registration Deadline – March 15, 2013

from USA Rugby: Dear USA Rugby Member, it’s that time of year again! We wanted to remind you about an important transfer and registration deadline, Friday March 15, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time. To fully understand this deadline, we strongly encourage you to refer to the  USA Rugby Eligibility Regulations This deadline applies to you if: you are currently registered with a …

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Non Compliance with Kick-off and Restart Kicks – Reviewing IRB Law 13

Referees & Team Coaches, it has come to the attention of RATO that lately there have been a few issues of non compliance in regards to Kick-off and Restart Kicks. We’d like to review this law to ensure that this trend doesn’t continue. Unfortunately it appears that restarts are much overlooked by teams and referees …

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TRU Men’s D3 Club Championships Hosted by Galveston Rugby Club – May 4-5, 2013

TRU Men’s D3 Championships Hosted by Galveston Rugby Club in Galveston, TX The men of GRFC would like to welcome you and thank you for the opportunity to host the TRU D3 State Championships. Galveston is a small but entertaining island with many family-friendly sites and attractions, so we encourage you to bring your partner …

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2013 West Men’s Club 7s Qualfiers

The West has announced the Men’s Club 7s Qualifiers for 2013: June 22, 2013 – Texas Region Hosted by: Woodland Express (formally Exciles) Venue: The Woodlands Christian Academy Main Contact: David Pope; dpope@txphc.com; 832-955-1230 July 6, 2013 – Central Region Hosted by: Kansas City Blues Venue: Legacy Park, Kansas City, KS Main Contact: Peter Kowalski; …

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iRB Concussion Guidelines

Teams should be following the current regulation (Reg. 10) regarding concussions. Essentially – any player with a suspected concussion should be removed from play immediately. The full guidelines can be accessed via the attached link, or the attached document. LINK – iRB Concussion Guidelines DOCUMENT – IRB_Concussion_Guidelines_EN Also, please note that Pitch Side Concussion Assessment (PSCA) Trials …

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Pitch Side Concussion Assessment (PSCA) Trials Not Approved for TRU

The Pitch Side Concussion Assessment (PSCA) is NOT in effect anywhere in the USA currently and should not be utilized without approval and consent from the IRB and the Texas Rugby Union (by extension TRRA as well). At this time the PSCA is being trialed at certain IRB and professional matches and was never intended …

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