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Game Management Guidelines 2018-19

The 2018/2019 USA game management guidelines for 15s, 7s, and high school have been published by USA Rugby Referees. These guidelines enable players, officials, and coaches to have a clearer approach to the game and to be more aligned in Law application throughout the country. They also reflect directives from World Rugby. These guidelines are […]

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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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Updates to 7’s Handbook and 15’s Guidelines

The Game Management Guidelines and Refereeing Sevens Handbook have been recently updated.  The majority of the changes reflect this year’s Law Amendment Trials and this fall’s enactment of the new scrum engagement trial. Both documents have been invaluable for referees, coaches, and players to understand the intent and focus of law application. You can find full […]

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