Level 1 Course: Jan 10th, Portland Area (West Linn)

A reminder to register for the upcoming Level 1 Course in the Portland area.  PNRRS highly encourages players, coaches, and aspiring referees to take the course, as there will be a high demand for referees in the Spring season.  See below for details.

January 10th, 2015 – 8:00am – 5:00pm

West Linn High School, 5464 West “A” Street, West Linn, OR, 97068

Taught by IRB educators Jim Kautz, and Bernie Brown.  More info on the announcement.

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Chad Douglas Achieves B Panel

The PNRRS Executive Committee and Regional Development Officers are delighted to announce that Chad Douglas has been promoted to the B Panel of USA Rugby Referees. Congratulations to Chad for getting the results from some hard work over the last several years.

World Rugby Law Clarifications: Law 7, 8, and 9

World Rugby has issued the following three law clarifications:

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Winter Refereeing Courses Next Weekend (USAR Level I)

PNRRS has announced it will be hosting two IRB Level I Referee Courses this winter, to help address the trend in Spring season ref shortages.  Please encourage players, coaches, and interested individuals to attend.  See the details in the attached documents, and read below:

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ERRRS Monthly Law Quiz

Eastern Rockies Rugby Referees have developed a monthly law quiz for referees.  Refresh your law knowledge with the November and December quizzes.  PNRRS will post links to each monthly quiz on the website, as well as email in the monthly Newsletters.

Rugby WA Coach List Updated

Rugby WA has updated its contact list for member club’s coaches.  Please refer to the updated list below if you need to contact a Rugby WA coach prior to a match.


Dec 2014 Rugby WA Coach List

PNRRS Calls on Clubs for More Referees

Please see the recently published memo from PNRRS regarding clubs producing players to get referee certified to meet the growing needs of Pacific Northwest rugby.  PNRRS is considering future policies regarding which clubs it will prioritize or provide referee services to, in order to best allocate its limited pool of referees to the rapidly growing demand for referees each weekend from across the region.

Newly Appointed/Elected PNRRS Officers Announced

PNRRS has finished electing and appointing new officers for the 2014 – 2016 period, beginning with elections at the recent PNRRS AGM held in Centralia on September 6th.  Congratulations to John Clavin, PNRRS Chairman, and Jeff Hiatt, PNRRS Vice Chairman. You can view the new officers on the About PNRRS page, and read an explanation of the events in this document.

NCRRS Launches Referee Development Website

Northern California Rugby Referee Society has launched a website dedicated to the development of their referees via an online interface, including videos, quizzes, and coaching.  Please read their statement and check out the website via the link below:

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Updated Match Official Abuse Policies

USA Rugby has issued new policies, effective immediately, regarding match official abuse.  PNRRS and the leagues it officiates are in discussions on implementation of the new match official abuse policies.  Please click the link to read the full statement.

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