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Akuma Signs on with USA Refs

image for this articleUSA Rugby’s Referee Development Department has partnered with Akuma Rugby to be the official kit supplier to the National Panel and National Focus Group referees for the 2009-2010 season.

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USA Rugby Names Referee Panels

image for this articleThe USA Rugby Referee and Laws Selection Committee is proud to announce the 2009-2010 National Panel and National Focus Group appointments.

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USA 7s Series Helps Refs Too

image for this articleThe USA 7s Sevens Championship Series has put support behind developing referees as well as teams and players.

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American Ref Handles Test Match

image for this articleUSA Rugby Referee Chris Draper became USA Rugby's only active referee to officiate a full men's Test Match between two Top-20 teams this weekend. (Photo courtesy Romania RFU)

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North American Refs in International Games

image for this articleSmortchevsky and Draper at Nations Cup.

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Referees Appointed for Club Finals

image for this articleChris Henshall (Seen here covering the 2007 NASC final, Ed Hagerty phpto) will whistle the Super League final.

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IRB Standardizes Game Laws

image for this articleThe International Rugby Board Council today ratified recommendations made by the IRB Rugby Committee and approved 10 of the 13 global Experimental Law Variations (ELVs) for adoption into the Laws of the Game.

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North American Refs Get Test Appointments

image for this articleThe iRB mid-year referee appointments released today featured two North American Referees in Chris Draper (USA) and David Smortchevsky (CAN), with the pair traveling to Bucharest, Romania, this June to referee in the European Nations Cup.

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ELV Recommendations for Law

image for this articleSenior stakeholders from the international Rugby community, including a number of the world’s top coaches, referees and administrators, met in London on Monday and Tuesday to review the Game’s Experimental Law Variations (ELV) program.

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Teagarden Enjoys Honor

image for this articleUSA referee Dana Teagarden had the honor of refereeing the inaugural Women’s 7s World Cup game, between China and Australia, and it was certainly a big moment for the California-based whistle-blower. (Bernard Lapasset boots the ceremonial kickoff, with Dana Teagarden ready to call it.)

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Starting the Touch Judges Young

image for this articleThe 2nd Annual Atlantic Coast Invitational Men's Rugby Tournament held at Florida State University on January 17 - 18, 2009 was noteworthy things other than the rugby as the sight of a very small but capable touch judge.

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Teagarden Gets World Cup Nod

image for this articleThe IRB has selected Dana Teagarden to be among the referees for the 2009 RWC Sevens in Dubai, March 5-7. (Teagarden at the 2007 USA 7s. Ed Hagerty photo.)

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Referees - Start Them Young

image for this articleTwo teenagers helped the officials at the recent Northeast RFU collegiate playoffs. Left to right Tyler Lumia, 15, his father Paul, and Jack Rosenhammer, 18. Ed Hagerty photo.

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US Ref Draper Makes 7s Series Assignments

image for this articleChris Draper will referee at three IRb 7s Series events.

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USA Rugby Adjusts ELVs for Youth

image for this articleUSA Rugby's Board of Directors Wednesday adopted a series of Experimental Law Variations for U19 and Youth Rugby in the USA as set forth by the Youth Rules Committee.

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