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Global Law Trials adopted for MidSouth Rugby Ref Society

50:22 Kick from inside own half, bounces into touch inside opponents’ 22m areaKicking team gets the lineout throwQuick throw is possibleCannot be taken back into the 50 and immediately kickedIf you take back, must be a tackle/ruck/maul/touched by opponent [Just like a 22-meter mindset, some of us may verbally say “taken back” to ensure players […]

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Referee Coaching Report

The Midwest Rugby referee Society referee development committee, chaired by Billy Koval and assisted by to Tim Enos and Dan Frankenfeld, have published a referee coaching report. This report aids in communication between the referee and coach, and also documents a referee’s progression, when compared across games and seasons. In order to advance from C3 […]

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England's fly-half Owen Farrell (L) makes a dubious tackle on South Africa's Andre Esterhuizen late in the game which is looked at by officials during  the international rugby union test match between England and South Africa at Twickenham stadium in south-west London on November 3, 2018. - England won the game 12-11. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Decision-making Framework for High Tackles

Please note that this guidance was replaced by Head Contact Process – High tackle in March 2021. May 2019 world Rugby promulgated a decision-making framework for sanction of dangerous tackle and shoulder charge. This decision-making framework should be utilized effective May 22, 2019. You can review this information in the law application guidelines at World […]

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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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