The Wisconsin Rugby Referee Society (WRRS) is now using a new online Referee Assignment system on WhosTheRef.com.

If your team has not already done so, please complete the following:

1. Contact WRRS Assigner Jake Winkler at to share your team's match schedule.

2. If you are a college team, contact Jake immediately as he has not received current team contacts from most of your teams!

3. Once your schedule and contact is updated in WhosTheRef.com, that contact will receive a notification when referee confirms he/she can officiate your match.

Any questions? Please contact Jake at

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Referee Assignments - Friday, April 7 - Sunday, April 9, 2017

(Note that date is Day-Month-Year)

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Rugby High-Performance Camp Powered by Atavus

Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex
Saturday, April 29

Player Registration ($140): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScD2hbvVD4bStD6-w3q_vSYp7tpq6jYAcnZV__KqtrcoYUiWQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Coach Clinic Registration ($30): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfd5ZzePDWHrlkCLh4Zg3iIf1p2OkHmB1PUzQyUb78MO7X3pg/viewform?usp=sf_link

CAMP SCHEDULE:

  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. — Morning session
  • 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. — Lunch break
    Men's 15s playoff match to watch onsite
  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. — Afternoon Session
  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. — Coaching clinic

Featuring Coach Greg McWilliams - Head Coach Yale University, USA All-American Collegiates and Former Women's Ireland Coach and Leinster Schools coach

Room for 30 athletes (ages 12+ to adults) to learn passing, evasive footwork, creating and preserving space, and tackling

Questions? Email Jake Winkler at 

Email from USA Rugby (Feb. 16, 2017):

Dear USA Rugby Membership,

The USA Rugby Congress has released a statement to the membership summarizing the Feb. 11 Congress Meeting in Austin, Texas.

Forty of the 46 members of Congress were in attendance Saturday. This followed a pre-meeting held Friday night that determined a list of critical items to be discussed with the Board.

"An engaged and vibrant USA Rugby Congress is the vital driving force behind the growth of rugby in this country," USA Rugby Chief Executive Officer Dan Payne said. "I'd like to especially thank Jeremiah Johnson, Congress representative to the Board of Directors, for his diligent, hard work in ensuring the efforts of Congress are impassioned and organized.

"I would encourage individuals that are interested in learning how they can impact and serve the game to reach out to their local Congress members and attend their local union's AGMs. If interested, run for a Congress seat. Our greatest asset is our human capital. Congress is the vehicle for which membership can serve a greater role in the decision-making of our Union."

The Congress Statement to the Membership on the Feb. 11 Congress Meeting can be found in its entirety on the USA Rugby website, specifically the Congress page.

 

Via Midwest admin Gary Lobaugh ():

Senior Men's Division 4
Midwest Championship Playoff Schedule/Pathway

Saturday, April 15:

  • West Playoffs: Iowa vs. Minnesota, Wisconsin vs. CARFU
  • East Playoffs: Michigan #2 @ Buckeye #1, Buckeye #2 vs. Michigan #1

Saturday, April 22: Conference finals (Playoff winners face each other in East & West)

Saturday, May 6: Midwest Championship, Lemont, Illinois (Chicago Blaze Fields)

* Playoff seeding will be based on overall record, first tie-breaker is average league points earned per match, second tie-breaker is average points differential.

Final standings are not currently available, but Wisconsin's advancing team is the Fox Cities Gargoyles per Wayne Binversie. Fox Cities will play Chicago Blaze's D-4 side. Other side of the West will be Iowa Falls vs. St. Paul Jazz Pigs D4.

Hero Image MSOE

A local collegiate men's rugby program was highlighted nationally by Penn Mutual insurance for a recent brain cancer fundraiser and rugby match.

Milwaukee School of Engineering hosted Northwestern University for a fall rugby match and organized a charitable event with all proceeds going to Harley Helping Hands, in honor of former teammate Curtis Thomas who died from brain cancer.

Read more: Rugby Team Engineers Way to Fight Cancer

Related WRFU news: MSOE Rugby Tackles Brain Cancer Oct. 7