Welcome to CARFU Referee Society

The CARFU Referee Society is the local referee organization (LRO) serving the greater Chicagoland area (including northwest Indiana).

Your club must sign and return the CARFU-RS Referee Services Contract 2017-2018 before a referee will be assigned.

News

The Rugby Weekend 2018

Are you going? www.therugbyweekend.com Thank you to WGN 9 Chicago and Pat Tomasulo for promoting the event this morning.

Referee Abuse

USA RUGBY DIRECTIVE Verbal abuse by team coaches, team staff or team substitutes directed at match officials or players should not be tolerated and the following process should be followed: The referee will ask the identified person to refrain from their behavior. On the second occasion the referee will EJECT the person from the grounds. […]

Pride

We at CARFU are proud of our National Panel Referees Congratulations to John Stevens, Josh Houston and Shawn Bastic on their domestic and international appointments Are you the next national panel referee?

Referee in Practice (version 2)

For many years version 1 of this guide was distributed to new referees. Version 2 was updated by the Australians (mainly because they were the authors of version 1). This guide contains excellent checklists for new and old referees alike. ARU-Referee-in-practice

500 Days to Go

The beginning of the Front Row/Supporters’ Club priority sales phase on 19 May represents the next opportunity for fans to get their hands on tickets. Further information about the ticketing programme can be found at www.rugbyworldcup.com/tickets.