2018 Spring Schedule Upload

Use the link below to upload your Spring 2018 home matches.

Match Upload Link

Please complete the form for each HOME match for which you are requesting a referee to be assigned. Click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page when complete.

Schedules due by March 1st 2018.

This form is for uploads at the beginning of the season. Contact the RRSNY Match Secretary with changes during the season or additions after March 1.

High School / U19 – Check with your league as they may be submitting a complete league schedule for you. Enter non-league home matches on this form. If it is a scrimmage and you do not want to pay for an assigned referee’s match fee, please do not submit the match onto the RRSNY Schedule.

B Side or alternate division sides: Please enter B side matches or 2nd team matches as a separate match. Indicate the team name such as “Saracens B” or if the team regularly plays in a separate division, enter the appropriate division.

Tournaments of 5 or more teams must be applied for separately. You can list “Tournament” as the visiting team and a description in the Location information to get it on the RRSNY calendar, but you must provide additional details including all visiting teams and any team entry fee details to the RRSNY Match Secretary for all tournaments before referee assignments will be considered.

Referee Certification Courses

Upcoming Referee Courses

Level 1 Referee is the introductory course to become certified to referee.  Advance registration prior to the course is required.  Choose one of three courses available in the area.

Postponed until March at Iona College, New Rochelle, NY

Date TBD


January 27th, 2018, at CBA, Lincroft, NJ

Register by January 24


February 18, 2018 at Fairfield University, Fairfield CT

Register by February 14


Pre-course Registration Requirements.  Students must complete the following World Rugby online modules available at the World Rugby Passport website.  First, register with WR on their Passport website that you will access with the noted links.  After completing each module, download the certificate you will receive from WR and email it to education@usarugby.org where it will be uploaded into your USA Rugby member profile.  The three WR modules to be completed in order to register for this course are:

World Rugby 2017 Guidance on Dangerous Contact with Head and Neck

World Rugby 2017 Guidance on Dangerous Contact with Head and Neck

World Rugby has announced new guidance to be applied starting January 2017.

Reckless Tackle
A player is deemed to have made reckless contact during a tackle or attempted tackle or during other phases of the game if in making contact, the player knew or should have known that there was a risk of making contact with the head of an opponent, but did so anyway. This sanction applies even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders. This type of contact also applies to grabbing and rolling or twisting around the head/neck area even if the contact starts below the line of the shoulders. Minimum sanction: Penalty & Yellow card / Maximum sanction: Penalty & Red card
GUIDANCE: It is a deliberate action from tackler. The onus is on the tackler to ensure the tackle is safe with regards to above the shoulder and contact in the head and neck area. It will be up to the referee to differentiate the severity of the tackle and what sanction is appropriate – a good process would be to combine the level of recklessness with the outcome and effect on the tackled player.

Accidental Tackle
When making contact with another player during a tackle or attempted tackle or during other phases of the game, if a player makes accidental contact with an opponent’s head, either directly or where the contact starts below the line of the shoulders, the player may still be sanctioned. This includes situations where the ball-carrier slips into the tackle. Minimum sanction: Penalty
GUIDANCE: It is an accidental action from tackler. Contact above the shoulder in the head and neck area was not due to a deliberate or reckless action from the tackler.



2016 Law Changes

See a summary of the law changes here: 2016 Law Changes

Referees: Please note the “for Referees” section above. It includes availability, match and disciplinary reports.

Clubs: please note the “for Clubs” and “RRSNY Policy” sections above. You will find links to important information and updates.

Schedules will be posted soon. Please use the Upload feature under Schedules and Assignments

Referee match allocations are in Schedules & Assignments

Schedule of all matches requested for RRSNY coverage Match Request Schedule

Contact information for assigned referees is available in Referee Contacts under the Schedules & assignments heading above

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