NAI7s will run Thu July 25 to Sat July 27th in Salt Lake City, Utah

Here’s an opportunity to take a little vacation and improve your reffing skills! Day 1 (Thu July 25th) will commence at 11am sharp and will be a full day of referee training, both classroom presentations as well as practical conducted by a crew of both MLR and USA Rugby personnel. Lunch and dinner will be […]

Did you know?? CARFU-RS Supports the MLR Hounds

Back at it again, the CARFU-RS super squad is gearing up to support Major League Rugby here in Chicago! This is the second year our society is supporting the Chicago Hounds home games as part of the technical zone. This is an exciting opportunity to work on some more technical game management skills, including time […]

Whiskey 10s is around the corner!

Does this unseasonably warm weather have you eager for rugby season? Please take a moment to complete your availability for the spring season, through the end of May. We have referee requests pouring in with high school teams starting pre-season scrimmages and Whisky 10’s just 2 weeks away! Imagine, this could be the year that others […]



For 39 years now (give or take a pandemic or flood!), rugby clubs–and referees–from all across North America have traveled to Nashville for this extraordinary event. Last year more than 100 teams enjoyed good running rugby, festive music and the great camaraderie that has come to define the Nash Bash.

With such a large event, referee exchanges are encouraged! We offer lodging, game-day meals/drinks, Saturday ref team dinner and AGM attendance (Big Bash only), plus game fees/travel stipend and a dry fit referee jersey. If you are interested in reffing at Nash Bash this year please email Tim Sheridan by 2/23; he will send your interest to Jake Winkler of WRRS.

BIG BASH: 3/23-24/2024
U19: 4/13-14/2024
Field Address: 2131 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN 37210

The Rugby Weekend 2018

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

6 Nations Viewing Party! – Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018

Join the CARFU RRS on Saturday, February 3rd, at the Blaze Clubhouse to kick off 6 Nations rugby. Take this opportunity to hang out with your referee pals, eat (or drink) some breakfast, and ultimately talk rugby. Location: Blaze Clubhouse, 13011 Smith Road, Lemont, IL 60439 Match Kick-off Times: 8:15am Wales vs Scotland 10:45am France […]

Society Meeting & Elections – Thur. Feb. 8, 2018

When: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7pm – 8:30pm Location: ARC – Athletic Recreation Center, 8201 S Janes Avenue, Woodridge, IL 60517   Agenda: 7:00pm – Introductions 7:10pm – Player Welfare Conversation (Head Injury Protocols), John L. Honcharuk, Athletico Physical Therapy 7:30pm- Officer Reports: Treasurer, RDO, REO, RRO, Assigner, Vice President, President 7:50pm – CARFU Elections* – President (2 year […]

CARFU Referee Society AGM: February 13

Our next CARFU Referee Society meeting will be held Monday, February 13 starting at 7pm.  We secured Players Indoors in Naperville for the meeting, as we were given a room, plus access to the field turf for an additional hour. We’ll have Officer elections, so if anyone is interested in a position, please email Shawn directly.  Due for election […]

Midwest Rugby Referee Society AGM is Feb 18-19

Midwest Rugby Referee Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting on February 18 and 19 in Indiana. All member referees located in any of the Midwest member societies, or anyone interested in learning more about rugby refereeing are welcome. Contact your local Midwest member referee society or check back here for updates on location, time, […]

TRRA: Why I Became a Rugby Referee

Texas Rugby Referee Association recently published a great post interviewing four of TRRA’s female referees and their motivation to pick up the whistle. Anyone interested in learning more about laws of our great game or starting a rugby referee career – male or female – can begin at our upcoming Level 1 course on March 12th […]