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

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News

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 […]