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USA Rugby releases updated Game Management Guidelines (GMG) for the '23-'24 season.

The USA Rugby Referee & Laws Committee has released their Game Management Guidelines (GMG) for the new '23-'24 season beginning September 1st.

The GMG provides players, coaches and referees with guidance on application of Law to aid in consistency of approach across the country. This year, there are minor updates based on questions received through the year, and some World Rugby changes already publicized.

All club coaches and administrators are strongly encouraged to download and review how games will be managed this year by your local and regional referee societies.

The new '23-'24 season GMG are available for download below.

USA Rugby 2023-'24 Game Management Guidelines
Download PDF • 2.58MB

Additional referee and laws of the game resources are available on the USA Rugby website at

The complete World Rugby Laws of the game can be found here:


RugbyNY is the governing body for youth and high school rugby in the state of New York. They are a member of USA Youth & High School Rugby's Northeast region and are an officially recognized State Youth Rugby Organization (SYRO) by USA Rugby.

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