SIRC7s referees

MidSouth Referees Support SIRC 7s

The South Independent Rugby Conference (SIRC) held a their 7s competition in Jacksonville, FL on January 28-29, 2017.  Five MidSouth referees served in the center and as assistant referees through the 10 team, 29 game weekend.  This was a great opportunity to assist a successful tournament and develop 7s specific officiating skills early in the […]

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Coaching of Match officials course

Referee Courses in Memphis and Chattanooga

Register now for one of the upcoming referee courses in Memphis and Chattanooga. The course prepares anyone to referee a match.  This is for anyone who wants to become a referee. It’s even for those who want to ref on the side and keep playing or coaching as their main focus. Refereeing is a great way develop your game knowledge and support the growth of […]

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Tougher Sanctions on contact with the head

World Rugby announces new measures for 2017 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 […]

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Ozark Tournament Referee

MidSouth Refs Savor Ozark Rugby Tournament Experience

Chris Gower and Eric Fleming recently attended the 43rd Annual Ozark Rugby Tournament and showed their quality, representing the MSRRS well and earned kudos for the society. Because of their skill shown during Saturday’s matches, Eric was awarded the Women’s Final and saw the Little Rock Women successfully defend their home turf and keep the […]

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kicking the ball in a ruck

Kicking the Ball in a Ruck

KICKING THE BALL IN A RUCK: If a player is part of the ruck he may attempt to kick the ball: If he makes contact with a player on the ground which results in foul play, the sanction is a PK and possibly suspension/red card. If he kicks the ball out of the scrumhalf’s hands the sanction is a PK and possibly suspension/red card. […]

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