6 Referees Promoted at Nash Bash 2016

Six MidSouth Rugby Referees were promoted to higher referee grades at the 2016 Nash Bash referee dinner.  Throughout the season, referees work with referee coaches and evaluators to calibrate their performance on the field.  During a game, a rugby referee must make a decision, on average, every 6 seconds.  Additionally, referee us other tools, besides the whistle, to facilitate […]

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2016 Rugby Law Changes and Clarifications

These changes are effective as of February 1, 2016 for USA Rugby, this includes all matches to which MidSouth Referees are assigned.  Law 3 – Number of Players 3.5, which addresses the number of players who are capable of playing in the front row, and how their number affects the total number of players a team may […]

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Level 1 Rugby Referee Course Announced by MidSouth

Date: February 13, 2016 Location: Father Ryan High School  700 Norwood Drive, Nashville, TN Time: 8:00 to 5:00 Educator: Dave Haines Contact: Dave Haines (dhaines@msn.com) Cost: $50 ($75 for Walk-ins) Level 1 Officiating – Introduction to Rugby Officiating Prerequisites:  CIPP, Rugby Ready Certificate, IRB Laws Exam Certificate (if you cannot complete these prior to the course please contact the instructor) Requirements for Certification: Current USA […]

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2016 Midwest Referee Meeting in Chicago

2016 Midwest Referee Society Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago on Saturday, February 20, 2016. This year’s meeting is hosted by CARFU. All MidSouth Referees are invited to attend the one-day MWRRS event which will include presentation on a variety of rugby referee topics. The full speaker schedule will be announced later in January and updated here. […]

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Kicking the Ball from Player’s Hands

Clarification 7 – 2015  Union IRFU (Law Reference 15, 16, 22) Date September 9, 2015 Request We are concerned at the increasing practice of an opponent kicking the ball out of the hands of a player who has picked up the ball. This is happening mainly when the ball is won at the breakdown/tackle/ruck and has been picked […]

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