World Arena Rugby (WAR) is NOT Sanctioned by TRU, IRB or USA Rugby

A recent announcement that a new Professional Arena Rugby League would be forming and playing was announced as coming this fall. This event or League is in no way sanctioned by and/or affiliated with Texas Rugby Union. Also note that it is not sanctioned by any known rugby governing body be it the IRB, USA Rugby etc. Further it does not have any known referee sanctioning to our knowledge by any match official authority.

If such a commercial endeavor can be done in a safe manner for it’s participants and further exposes the game of rugby to the new audiences, then TRU certainly applauds those efforts, however this is not a Texas Rugby Union event or competition, nor is it sanctioned as such.

Update 7/30/13: WAR has been postponed, read the PR on This is American Rugby.

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