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Cody Kuxmann is a Referee at London Society Of Rugby Football Union deciple... When not sending innocents to the Sin Bin, The American International University in London grad splits time between England and... Green Bay, WI! And like all referees, is Blind, Deaf and Dumb.

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The Ref Zone: Dual Referees Next?

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GREEN BAY, WI – Today’s sports are becoming a true show of athleticism. Teams are actively looking for ways to keep their players healthier, faster, stronger, and more knowledgeable. In today’s fast paced changing game at the elite levels it is only acceptable to assume that a referee would also be required to be faster, […]

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Welcome to South Africa-Key Takeaways For USA Youth Rugby

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RWU’s own Cody Kuxmann was named as one of two recipients for USA Rugby’s Shanagher Morrison Scholarship for 2015. He is attending high-level referee coaching sessions at the Maties Rugby Academy in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He will be chronicling his experiences for RWU. STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA -I’ve been in South Africa for just under a […]

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Was Australia vs Ireland Best of November?

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If you have yet to watch the Australia vs Ireland match do not read this post! Go directly to your nearest source to find the game and watch it you’ll be glad that you did! Ireland have been the side to impress this Autumn series, having beaten South Africa and Georgia before this weekend.  So […]

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Ref Zone: Allowing for a Captain’s Challenge for Reviews?

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GREEN BAY, WI – Recently one of my fellow RWU staff members told me of the latest law change rumor making the rounds:  adding a Captain’s Challenge to a ref’s decision. After much debate with the whole RWU staff, there seems to be only one conclusion; leave it as it is. The argument included the fact […]

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Ref Zone: Did Scotland Beat Canada on Incorrect Red Card?

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TORONTO, CANADA – If you followed this weekend’s scores, you would’ve seen one great game between Scotland and Canada… a match that saw Canada almost beat the Scots, before eventually falling just short.  However, there was one major call that had severe impact on the game – and arguably would have seen Canada win.  Take […]

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The Ref Zone: Need for NFL Players or Just Athletes?

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GREEN BAY, WI – The other day I was Assistant Referee for a state quarter final and overheard a conversation that really got me thinking.  The conversation was this: “We don’t need football players. We need the kids who don’t play the major sports- the ones who want to play sports but never really can.” Two […]

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