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Montana youth rugby has grown by leaps and bounds. As a result, it comes as no surprise that Montana's referees have been getting younger and younger. The latest is Tucker Nadeau from Kalispell.


Shown here with MRRS President George Mullen, center refereed a Junior High Match in Missoula on April 22, 2016.  When not refereeing, Nadeau is a high school sophomore and player for the Kalispell Black and Blue rugby team.

The Montana Rugby Referee Society is proud to offer a spring Level 1 Refereeing Course in Missoula, Montana on 20 February 2016. Anyone who is interested can sign up through USA Rugby.

The Level 1 Referee Course is the entry point for anyone wanting a greater understanding of rugby law and refereeing. The course runs about 8 hours and covers a wide variety of topics both in and out of the classroom. While aspiring referees need to take the course, players, coaches, parents, and spectators can all benefit from the class.

Refreshments will be provided by the MRRS.

The Montana Rugby Referee Society held a Level 1 referee course with the help of the Billings Bulls, the Rimrock Rattlesnakes Youth Rugby, and the Black Mambas Youth Rugby. Four individuals completed the class and may soon be running the fields of Montana with a whistle in hand:

  • Dave Griffin
  • Matt Groff
  • Mike Petersohn
  • Haley Samsel

Congratulations for the achievement and the effort they put in to the class! Also, special thanks to the Bulls, the Rattlesnakes, and the Black Mambas for putting the new referees through their paces during the field exercises. Without the help of these clubs, the event would not have been the success it was!

Billings L1 Class 2015

Missoula Youth Rugby is holding a number of rugby camps this summer for ages 6 and above. A number of adult volunteers are needed.

Event Dates Times Needs
New Zealand Day 5/30 10am-3pm 1-3 “Coaches”
All Sport Camp 6/18 3-4pm 1-3 “Coaches”
Kid’s Fest 6/28 10:00-2:30 2-4 “Coaches”
Missoula Youth Rugby Day with the Missoula Osprey 6/29 6pm start (7pm game start) 2-5 people to sell 50/50 tickets and help promote rugby (free entry for workers)
Touch Rugby Camps M/W Starting 6/24. Games on W starting 7/8, ending 8/10 6pm 1-3 “Coaches” & 1-3 “Referees”
All Sport Camp 7/10 10-11am 1-3 “Coaches”
Rugby Camp 7/13-7/17 8:30am-Noon 1-3 “Coaches”
All Sport Camp 8/5 10-11am 1-3 “Coaches”
All Sport Camp 8/19 10-11am 1-3 “Coaches”

If you are interested in being a part of any of these events please e-mail Missoula Youth Rugby @