January 27, 2013
U-B photos by MATTHEW ZIMMERMAN BANDERAS
Rugby officials of varying levels work together to simulate a kick-off as participants work through newly acquired skills during a rugby Level 1 Match Officials Course taught by Jim Kautz and Clive Kaizer on Saturday at Whitman College.
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It’s their job to keep the game moving and the players safe.
WALLA WALLA — On a Whitman College field still moist from the Saturday morning mist, eight men readied themselves to make the switch from player to official for what some say is probably the toughest organized team sport.