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03.07.2022 - GRR Staff

USA Rugby referee Kat Roche will become the third American referee appointed to the Women's Six Nations.

Roche is the first woman to referee a Major League Rugby event and is scheduled to referee Ireland vs Wales on March 26 and Italy vs England on April 3.

She follows Dana Teagarden and Leah Berard was American women with major international assignments.

12.16.2021 - Alex Goff

American rugby's move forward depends heavily on the continued improvement of coaches and referees, and the United States Rugby Foundation is helping.

The USRF provides grants for coaches and referees to complete USA Rugby coaching and referee clinics as well as coaching and referees courses and exchanges with international academies.

07.04.2021 - Alex Goff

Andrew Brace of Ireland put in a very solid showing as referee of the USA vs England test on July 4th.

Brace, from Ireland, handled the entire game with a calm demeanor, and, critically for the USA, did not approach his decisions (generally) with a pre-arranged notion of who knew what they were doing.

04.16.2021 - Alex Goff

The squad of 22 match officials that will take charge of the women’s and men’s rugby sevens competitions at the delayed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has today been announced by World Rugby to mark the 100 days to go milestone until the action kicks off in Tokyo Stadium on 26 July, 2021.

03.23.2021 - Alex Goff

It’s been a tough year for USA Rugby’s Training & Education programs, given that USA Rugby’s financial problems coupled with the inability to gather because of the COVID pandemic almost shut it all down.