Yesterday’s officiating crew at the James River Xmas 7s, outside of Richmond. The new Xmas 7s jerseys were great (thanks, Chilly and Love Rugby Company!). Also, a thanks to Margy, who got more than enough referees for the day (a rarity!) as well as arranged referee coaching. And… thanks to Jake Porter who hosted the referees’ post tournament gathering.
Items from the meeting (PDFs)
Effective August 1 for 15s and after August 15 for 7s: USA Memo (PDF).
We have another L1 Referee Course coming to the Richmond area on August 28th! Just in time for the return of the Fall season! Please let Elvy Asonye know if you have any questions.
The group agreed that there was no need for new laws or law change, rather a re-focus on existing law. This law application guideline is being issued now to inform the rugby community of the findings of this group.
From USAR, “All sanctioned competition and rugby activities are suspended for the foreseeable future, effective March 20, 2020. Members and clubs are asked to refrain from match play, training or team gatherings during this period. Accident and Liability insurance will not be valid during the above window of time. Information on when rugby activities will be able to resume will be communicated by USA Rugby.”