Rugby 7s Substitutions Trial

World Rugby is trialing a variation regarding substitutions in sevens.  The USA Rugby Committee has approved the use of this Variation in all domestic competitions effective June 18, 2016. The exact wording is copied below, but in essence it allows a player to return to the game after having been substituted off.  The team is […]

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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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