April EPRRS Meeting

The April Meeting of the EPRRS will be held on Wednesday, April 1st 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.  Cannot speak to an agenda, but it is National Pete Hesler Day so we can all expect a good time.

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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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RugbyPA Referee Payment Documents

Ladies and Gentlemen!  The documents surrounding the new payment systems for Rugby Pennsylvania High School matches have been published online under Published Documents in the Documents toolbar.  Any referee expecting to be paid for a High School match should look these documents over, complete the two necessary forms, and submit to RugbyPA.

Remember this is for A side matches for U19, HS,

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