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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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Texas Rugby Union Summit Conference

Course Registrations NOW OPEN – 2019 TRU Summit

We’re thrilled to announce that the TRU Summit Conference on the Game will be returning to Allen, TX this year. Our first Summit event was held 2014 in Allen and we’re partnering with the Courtyard Dallas Allen at the John Q. Hammons Center [210 E Stacy Rd, Allen, TX 75002 – MAP] again. The Summit …

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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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World Rugby Global Law Variations – Effective March 1

The Rugby Committee has approved the use of the following World Rugby Global Law trials for seven a side rugby tournaments played in the USA and leading to a USA National Championship. These trials are to go into effect in the USA as of March 1st, 2017. World Rugby have approved their use in domestic …

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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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September 2016 – USA Rugby Game Management Guidelines

The New Game Management Guidelines, September 2016, are here: USA Rugby Game Management Guidelines – September 2016 Below are some key focus areas for match officials: Establish Behavior: Lineout: Set up & maintain a large gap (allows more room for the throw) Defensive hooker in position in the 5m area Manage numbers Sack has to be …

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