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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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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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2015 Rugby 7s Referee Focus Areas

Rugby 7s evolves quickly.  As referees, we should be students of the game and change our tactics to maintain balance in the game. The attached video and notes were published by USA’s rugby referee manager. Please use the comments for questions or discussion. Running lines/Positioning: 45º at the breakdown – not square on or flat […]

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