Our Mission

As a volunteer organization serving the rugby community in the Pacific Northwest, the society provides support, development, and scheduling for rugby match officials spanning competitions from grade 7-8 through senior premier and national sides.  We serve in the middle throughout Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

We provide Rugby Referees throughout
Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.


The Pacific Northwest offers up some of the highest quality rugby in North America and the Pacific Northwest Rugby Referee Society covers more matches each year than any other referee society in the United States.  

With some Saturdays requiring close to 50 referees to cover the local scene our resources are occasionally spread thin, both in number and geographic location.  We aim to provide high quality officiating to facilitate the growth of the game in our region, but we cannot achieve our goals alone.  Find out how you can help.

The Pacific Northwest assigns more matches than any other society, and has one of the lowest billing rates in the country.
— John Clavin, USA Rugby Laws Committee