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World Rugby announces new measures to limit contact with the head

New law application guideline will codify zero-tolerance to contact with the head Approach informed by largest-ever study identifying most common situations leading to head injuries Players, coaches and match officials urged to be proactive in changing culture Latest step in proactive, evidence-driven approach to injury reduction Head is a no-go area World Rugby has further strengthened its …

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U-21 Pilot Program Launched by TRU and USA Rugby

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUSTIN, TX, Sept. 16, 2016: U-21 PILOT PROGRAM LAUNCHED BY TEXAS RUGBY UNION and USA RUGBY GET BACK ON THE PITCH! In a joint effort to retain high school rugby players who aren’t playing collegiate rugby, and to attract new players to the game, USA Rugby (USAR) and the Texas Rugby Union …

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7s Rolling Substitutions – New Law Variation

World Rugby is trialing a variation regarding substitutions in sevens. The USA Rugby Committee has approved the use of this Variation in all domestic competitions effective June 18, 2016. The exact wording is copied below, but in essence it allows a player to return to the game after having been substituted off. The team is still restricted to …

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WANTED: University of Texas at Austin Women’s Rugby Head Coach

The University of Texas at Austin Women’s Rugby Club is looking for a new head coach, starting in August 2016. This is an unpaid, volunteer position. Texas Women’s Rugby: Is a competitive Division I collegiate team in the Southwestern Women’s Rugby Conference. The team plays 15’s matches in the fall and 7’s tournaments in the spring, …

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USA Rugby National Tracking Camp @ Allen, TX – May 22, 2016

UPDATE 5/18/16: This event has been postponed due to low attendance. More details to come soon. The TRU is excited to partner with USA Rugby and the Griffins to host another USA Rugby National Tracking Camp (NTC) a the Griffins new training center, The Den. For the first time ever in Texas, the camp will …

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5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the TRU Annual General Meeting

Wondering why you should attend the TRU AGM on March 20, 2016 in Austin? We’ve got 5 reasons that will definitely convince you! We won’t be live streaming While we do live in an age of  amazing technology, the original point of the AGM was so that teams could get together. In the past schedules …

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Touch Judge Shirts Shipped | Review TJ Responsibilities

To all the clubs that took advantage of ordering TRU Touch Judge shirts, they are in the mail and will be arriving shortly. Please note that while these are not required this year, they more than likely will be in the future. However, having home team designated and certified touch judges is a requirement for …

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Women’s Referee Development Opportunity – Atlanta 7s

If you haven’t heard, there is an approved grant to develop women referees in the USA.  Since Texas is its own Geographic Union we can send at least 2 women to Atlanta 7s on April 8-9, 2016 for further development in the world of referees.  I have added the link below to the program. We …

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