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.


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 […]

When is the ball out?

From USA Rugby High Performance Manager Richard Every If the ball is on the ground, and a player in the scrum half position is holding the ball, with one or two hands, the ball is not out, unless the ball is clear of the ruck from a bird’s eye view. If the player picks up […]