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Steve Parrill

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Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony January 14, 2022

  • SLU Rugby                                     1982-1988               Captain/President

  • Hammond Black Lions                  1988-1992               Captain/President/Field Chair

  • New Orleans Rugby                      1992-2001  

  • 5-time Louisiana Games Rugby Gold Medalist

  • Played on NORFC 1st MLR Side  1999/2000 Season

  • Played on various select sides and championships

  • Full Time Referee                           2001-Present          Deep South Rugby Referee Society

  • First Louisiana “B” Territorial Panel Referee

DSRRS Offices Held:

President / Treasurer / Match Assignments / Referee Development Officer

Refereed many local, tournament and territorial playoff/championship matches.


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Referee team with Ed Land, Chris Liddy, Steve Parrill and Harry Bosch.

At Work

After Katrina applied for a grant to become a World Rugby Educator

  • 2006 World Rugby Educator of Match Officials / Ottawa, Canada

  • Selected to server on USA Rugby Referee Training Committee

  • 2010 Asked by USA Rugby and World Rugby to becomes a World Rugby Trainer

  • (WR Trainers teach and Certify Educators who teach the courses)

  • 2010 World Rugby Trainer / Chicago, Illinois / Denver Colorado

  • 2012-2020 Chairman of USA Rugby Referee Training Committee

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Aspen with three members of the Hall and Fame and my favorite AR, Randy Traylor.

Elite Referees of note I have had the honor to work with.

  • Scott Green Level 1, 2 and 3 Referee Courses          MLR Referee

  • Derek Sommers Level 2 Referee Course                   MLR Referee

  • Kurt Weaver Level 3 Referee Course                          National Panel Referee

  • Hayley Slaughter Level 3 Referee Course                  National Panel Referee

  • Brad Cole Level 3 Referee Course                              National Panel Referee

  • Brian Kelly Level 3 Referee Course                             WR 7’s & USA National Panel Referee

  • Allen Alongi                                                                  MLR AR

  • Butch Neuenschwander   Level 2 Referee Course    MLR AR

  • Saade Bou-Michael                                                      MLR AR

Local Referees trained: (Just folks that actually referee or AR)

Ed Land, Chris Liddy, Matt McClure, Chance Doyle, Jason Mapp, Nick Conte,

Tim Enos, Allen Alongi, Kirby Stewart, Jim Harsch,

Randy Traylor, and many others that don’t come to mind.

Since 2006 have taught a variety of World Rugby referee courses all over the United States and Canada to over 600 students.

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Shaw @ St. Paul, on the spot on the knock on. Looks like a Falcon watching over my shoulder.

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Try awarded in 2016 Semi Final, Barbarians @ Bayou

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NOLA Gold (Former Tulane) player Billy Stewart being awarded a USA Rugby green card for player of the game and outstanding sportsmanship.

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NORFC Playoff Match vs Memphis. Note you have to stand next to Geoff Ormsby to keep him from cheating. Also, note in background our good friend who is no longer with us Jim Genthon as a spectator.

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LSU vs Black Lions Try

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Jesuit vs Bayou Hurricanes

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Try time vs Crescent City with the assist from Carlo Pedalino.

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SLU 1984/ Lot’s of NORFC roots on this side.

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