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NEW LAWS EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1
World Rugby has announced law changes effective August 1. Read the full summary from World Rugby. Here are some highlights:
The current law trials (50:22, GLDO, jackler protection, flying wedge ban, single latch approval) are becoming full law. (Remember the 50:22 and GLDO laws do not apply for 7s.)
8.14 At a conversion, chargers must not charge until the kicker moves in any direction to begin their approach to kick. Rekick.
9.11 Players must not jump into, or over, a tackler. PK
12.12 (a) The ball is played or taken into in-goal by an attacking player and is then held up, grounded, or otherwise made legally dead by an opponent. GLDO
18.25 No player can block the throw or prevent the ball from traveling five meters. FK
21.16 If a defender takes the ball into in-goal and the ball is held up, GLDO.
Brake foot: At the scrum, hookers must have a "brake foot" - usually the right foot - in place during the "crouch" and "bind" phases and remove it on "set." This is to prevent axial loading on the hookers. Axial loading is basically pushing the weight of one pack through the opposing hooker.
NEW REFEREE SCHEDULING SOFTWARE!
Starting March 1st, 2022, match requests, referee scheduling, and payments will be made through the rugby referee scheduling platform called RefUp.
Teams should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for setup.
Rugby is a growing sport in Utah. As a Referee Society, it is our goal to promote and support every activity aimed towards the development of referee’s, player’s, and coaches’ understanding of the Law of the Game - World Rugby Union Laws, and safety on the playing field. Our local communities will know that rugby is a safe sport to be involved in that is played in all age-grades.
UTAH RUGBY REFEREE SOCIETY
Established in 2000, Utah Rugby Referee Society has continued to provide match officials to all levels of rugby played in the state of Utah. From mini rugby to professional league competitions, we ensure that you are provided with the appropriate level match officials.
All of our match officials are level 1 or level 2 World Rugby certified. We are making great in-roads to improve the continuation training and assessments to ensure that you get consistency and equity with all of our referees.
Coaches can submit feedback regarding the referee through the new scheduling platform RefUp.
USA RUGBY TECHNICAL ZONE/SIDELINE GUIDE
In the picture box below, there is a link to a document from USA Rugby detailing the requirements that need to be in place for all games played in the USA, regardless of the level of match.
By scheduling a match you agree to accept these requirements. Note that all non-compliance will be recorded and continued infractions may result in the withdrawal of referee services.
Referee abuse WILL NOT be tolerated from any player, coach or spectator and no warnings will be sent. You will receive an automatic suspension for a period to be determined by the URRS Executive Committee.
ON/OFF FIELD CONDUCT
Please review the attached USA Rugby document, which details the Sideline and Technical Zone requirements and the zero tolerance approach to Match Official Abuse.