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 2015-2016 before a referee will be assigned.

News

The Future of Rugby Refereeing, Part 3

Richard Every’s third installment in his series, The Future of Rugby Refereeing, discusses issues around new law amendment trials and the application of law changes.

New CARFU Refs Officers Elected

CARFU Refs elected officers for the current term at the Midwest Rugby Referee Society meeting last weekend.  Congratulations to Courtney White on his election to Vice President, and to the renewal/transfer of our other officers who continue to serve CARFU Refs.

2016 Game Management Guidelines Published

USA Rugby recently published the 2016 Game Management Guidelines.  Follow the link below for the updated version that includes 15s, 7s, and High School guidelines. 2016 USA Rugby Game Management Guidelines

The Future of Rugby Refereeing, Part 2

The second installment in Richard Every’s series “The Future of Rugby Refereeing” is now published.  You can read Part 2 here: The Future of Rugby Refereeing, Part 2

Series: The Future of Rugby Refereeing

Richard Every, USA Rugby High Performance Referee Manager, is the author of a series of publications on rugby refereeing. You can read Part 1 here: The Future of Rugby Refereeing, Part One

USA Rugby Publishes Law Updates Effective Immediately

USA Rugby has published the attached law updates effective immediately ahead of the Americas Rugby Championship. Law areas that have changes or clarifications: Law 3 – Number of Players Law 4 – Player Clothing (clarification) Law 5 – Time (clarification) Law 6 – Referee’s authority Law 8 – Advantage Law 9 – Scoring Law 10 […]

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 […]