June Meeting

The June Meeting of the EPRRS will take place on Wednesday, June 3rd at 7:30 at Dave & Busters in Plymouth Meeting.  It is time for everyone to start thinking 7s.  We will be doing a full blown 7s Refereeing Training to prepare for a very busy 7s season.  If you plan to come a bit early, you won't be alone...

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May EPRRS Meeting

The May Meeting of the EPRRS will be held on Wednesday, May 6th at Dave & Busters in the Plymouth Meeting Mall.  As always, the official meeting will begin around 7:30 and stragglers start straggling as early as 7. 

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2015 Spring Availability

The dates for Spring availability are online.  This is the first push.  As we do not yet have the High School schedules, we do not know which weekdays we might need.  As in past years, if you see a weekday match hanging out there, contact the local Assignment Secretary to grab the game.  Hop in, do availability, and lean heavily on the "Yes" answer.

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IMPORTANT: Referee Background Checks

Attention: All referees must undergo background check as part of CIPP Registration
USA Rugby is expanding their background checks to include referees, with that requirement, the bulk registration EPRRS performed in years past is no longer available. Each referee MUST register individually. We will provide a credit for CIPP registration in your annual dues payments. 

USA Rugby: Changes to "Yes 9" Procedure

BOULDER, Colo. – The USA Rugby Rugby Committee voted to adopt the IRB’s newest revision to the ongoing scrum engagement global trial: non-verbal communication to indicate to the scrumhalf when the ball can be placed into the scrum.

Effective March 1 at all college and club matches, referees will discuss in the front-row briefing with scrumhalves how the touching should be accomplished and

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