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Texas Rugby Union Summit Conference

2021 Summit Conference & HOF Celebration – Nov 5-7

Mark your calendars! After missing out on a 2020 event, the TRU is excited to announce that the annual Regional Development Summit will return this year! The timing couldn’t be better as this is the 50th Anniversary of the Texas Rugby Union. We are excited to present an expanded program with courses for coaches, referees …

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World Rugby furthers concussion prevention commitment with new high-tackle sanction framework

World Rugby has issued a law application guideline and supporting educational materials to assist everyone in the game with the on-field sanction decision-making process for high tackle and shoulder charges. Reflecting the international federation’s evidence-based approach to reducing the risk of concussion, the ‘decision-making framework for high tackles’ was developed in partnership with union and …

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World Rugby Referee Manager Alain Rolland Explains Key New Law Trials

EXPLAINED: World Rugby referees manager Alain Rolland explains one of the key new Law Trials: The Ruck Richard Every, USA Rugby High Performance Manager has also offered this clarification about The Ruck: If a player has to step with one leg over the ball, they would be a prone target to be cleared out. AT …

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2017 – 2018 USA Rugby Game Management Guidelines

Please review the newly released Game Management Guidelines from USA Rugby for 2017. Though the material is developed for referees, it is applicable to all stakeholders of the game including players and coaches. Please download the file and read through the updates: 2017 – 2018 Game Management Guidelines As there are quite a few new …

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Level 1 Officiating 15s – Jan 8 @ Plano, TX – CANCELLED

Date/Time: Sunday, January 08, 2017 (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM) Organizer: Rugby Texas – SRO Clinic Details Map/Directions Registration Information & Fees Clinic Description Pre-course Registration Requirements.  Students must complete the following World Rugby online modules available at the World Rugby Passport website.  First, register with WR on their Passport website that you will access with the …

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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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Interactions with TRRA Referees

Based on guidance from World Rugby and USA Rugby, the following information is to be passed to all rugby clubs that utilize the TRRA for referees. –          Match referee is to be contacted by home team no later than Wednesday prior to a Saturday match or 72 hours to any match.  Confirmation of kickoff time …

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