USA Rugby to participate in IRB Rugby Goggles trial

The full link is here: http://usarugby.org/news/item/usa-rugby-to-participate-in-irb-rugby-goggles-trial

Be aware of the following:

1. IRB trial-approved goggles (ONLY) for any players needing corrective lenses or players who have a chronic eye condition reducing his/her vision or who have monocular vision.

2. Under the trial law, if an opposing player considers the risks inherent in playing with or against someone wearing the Rugby Goggles are not acceptable, he/she is free to remove himself/herself from the match but may not insist the wearer of the Rugby Goggles is removed.

Kit Bag Order

The kit bag order is going in – placed for all active referees.

An e-mail was sent to the group earlier today. Please read it and let me know if:
You want to come off the list
You have a stated name preference (and let’s keep it classy Virginia!)

Simon

Concussion

I think this is well worth a read. [I am an Admin at this site, but I think this information is invaluable]

Please remember, prior to every match to check what the medical presence is. And also remember that as the referee, your judgment on whether a player is fit to continue is the one that matters. Nothing trumps player safety.

http://www.rugbyrefs.com/content.php?333-The-importance-of-recognising-suspected-concussion

Quick outputs from AGM

Exec board for the forthcoming (2013-2014) year is:
President – Simon Smith
Allocations – Les Anderton
Treasurer – Peadar Little

We agreed that the Society would purchase extra insurance for Society members that would give coverage for anything not covered by CIPP.

Emphasis on recruitment! Any ideas most welcome.

Also: it’s helpful to remember your whistle when you’re about to kick off!

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