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The Wisconsin Rugby Football Union is proud to announce that tickets are now available for a local Serevi Rugby Sevens camp for both players and coaches on May 24th and 25th, respectively.

The event consists of a 1-day players camp (May 24th) and a 1-day coaches camp (May 25th) and will be held at the WRC Rugby Facility in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin.

With help in part from the Midwest Rugby Football, the WRFU is able to offer these camps to all WRFU members at very affordable rates: $25 per player and $50 per coach. Non-WRFU players and coaches are also welcome at a rate of $100 and $150, respectively. 

Read more: Serevi Sevens Camp, May 24 - 25 ☛

Wisconsin At Large

In our continuing efforts to bring more of Wisconsin's rugby community under the Wisconsin Rugby Football Union umbrella and into compliance with USA Rugby, we are proud to announce that athletes may now register with CIPP as an At Large member of the WRFU.

This is an important step in rugby development in Wisconsin — which has a zero-tolerance policy for players without CIPP — and allows the sport to be even more inclusive, expecially for players who have left the game for some time or are otherwise unattached. 

Players resistered with existing clubs/schools will need to go through the normal transfer process if they wish to switch to an At Large membership. 

The WRFU extends their thanks to our secretary Brittnay Aprahamian for making this happen.

Read more: At Large CIPP registration opens in Wisconsin ☛

Please save the date for the 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Wisconsin RFU to be held at UW-Milwaukee on March 1st. 

Full meeting details, times and exact location on campus will available as we get closer to the meeting. The main topics of course will be the 2014 budget as well planningand coordination for the Spring, Summer and Fall rugby seasons.

Please note: Attendance by 1 or more officials from every club/team is mandatory.

Please RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/583688868373842/

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Every team/club in Wisconsin is required to have both a certified referee and a certified touch judge.

Teams/clubs, including those at the High School level, that do not meet this requirement will not be assigned referees for their matches.  

Thus, all teams should select one person — ideally a non-player — to take one of the four upcoming online courses for touch judge cetification from USA Rugby.

CIPP registration is required to play rugby in all WRFU-sanctioned rugby matches in Wisconsin. This includes "Old Boy" and and other "friendly"/non-league matches. 

CIPP registration:

  1. protects the playing venue from liability
  2. is almost-always required to obtain venues for matches
  3. provides additional personal insurance (though should not be used as primary health insurance)
  4. is required for referee assignment from the Wisconsin Rugby Referee Society

Before attempting to play in a match, please ensure you are CIPPed with your club.

Read more: CIPP required for Old Boys and Old Gals ☛