Nov 10

Closing out the Fall Season

All matches that need to be rescheduled from the Fall, must have updates in CMS reflecting the newly agreed upon date by November 21st.

EPRU clubs are encouraged to submit bids for one or both championship dates by November 30th. Bid information is available here. The dates have been published.

There are two event weekends:

May 7-8 will be the Women’s MAC Championship weekend.

May 14-15 will be the Men’s MAC Championship weekend.

2016 Championship Information:

Men’s D3 seeding for 2016 is:

  1. D3-North #1
  2. D3-Central #1
  3. D3-South #1
  4. D3-North #2
  5. D3-South #2
  6. D3-Central #2
  7. D3-North #3
  8. D3-South #3

Seeding will be rotating from year to year.


Sep 01

2015-2016 CMS Schedules

Everyone should be hearing from their coordinators regarding CMS login information for their club and should be able to soon see their 2015-2016 schedules loaded within CMS.

If you need assistance with using CMS, USA Rugby has provided a user guide. Please reference this as necessary. Clubs with mulitple sides will receive a single login and will be able to access the matches for each side.

If you have not received your login information by September 3rd, please contact Margy Thomas.

Jul 20

Congratulations MAC 7s Champions

Congratulations to the Mid-Atlantic Conference Clubs who competed in the 2015 Sevens Season.

Men’s Premier:
1. U.S. Army Selects
2. Schuylkill River
4. Baltimore-Chesapeake
Men’s Open
1. NOVA 2
2.Tidewater Titans
3. Schuylkill River 2
4. Baltimore-Chesapeake 2
Women’s Open
1. Scions
3. Philadelphia
4. DC Furies

Congratulations to U.S. Army Selects, Schuykill River, Scions, NOVA, and Philadelphia as they continue on to the National Sevens Championships in Des Moines, Iowa on August 8.

Jul 02

Annual Meeting Announcement

On July 26 at 11:00, the Mid Atlantic Conference Competitions Committee will be meeting in person at Hamilton’s in the Washington DC area.

233 2nd St NW
Washington, DC 20001

The agenda for the meeting includes reviewing and updating several different policies and electing the chairperson for the 2015-2016 term.

The chairperson was originally an appointment made by USA Rugby for a two year term. We are now required to have the current MAC committee members elect the individual to fill this seat on an annual basis.

If you are interested in running for this position, please notify Margaret Dessypris Thomas <> of your intent to run, and be prepared to show up in person at this meeting. The incumbent is seeking reelection as well.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the MAC Competitions Committee, those positions are elected/appointed at the CGU and EPRU AGMs that are organized by your respective union’s administration. Please consult with your local rugby union presidents if you have an interest in seeking a position.

While the meeting is open, MAC Club representatives’ attendance is not required.

May 06

Congratulations 2015 MAC Champions

Congratulations to the following clubs who will represent the Mid-Atlantic Conference in Charlotte NC for National playoffs:

Men’s D1 – Potomac Exiles

Men’s D2 – Rocky Gorge

Men’s D3 – Old Gaelic

Women’s D1 – Pittsburgh Angels

Women’s D2 – Severn River

Congratulations also goes to the MAC Champions for our M-D4 and W-D3 divisions:

Men’s D4 – Whitehorse Rugby

Women’s D3 – Phoenixville Whitehorse

May 06

2015-2016 XVs Planning Underway

The MAC Competitions Committee is beginning to plan the schedules for the 2015-2016 season.

The men’s clubs are listed here. This reflects the promotion/relegation for 2015 results, announcement of new clubs or teams, and restructuring for D2 and D3 divisions. Please review this list. If you have questions, direct them to your league coordinator.

The women’s clubs are listed here. Coordinators will be reaching out based on the new structure. The committee met and agreed that this is the strongest competition we can put forward. Questions can be directed to your league coordinator.

Our MAC schedule of dates has us planned to release 2015-2016 schedules by the end of June. We are currently waiting for USA Rugby to finalize National Championship dates for 2016 and that may hold us up in the planning process. We would like to avoid the large gap between MAC Championship and the National playoffs that we experienced in 2015.

Apr 28

2015 MAC – D3 Championships

The D3 Men’s and Women’s Championship matches were rescheduled. Thanks to these clubs for their patience with our weather situation, and thanks to the new hosting clubs.

The Men’s D3 Championship was held at the Lancaster Roses Pitch at 1pm

Old Gaelic 36, South Jersey 28

MAC Representative: Bryan Dewease


The Women’s D3 Championship will be held at the White Horse pitch on 5/16 at 10am.

Phoenixville White Horse v Northeast Philadelphia Irish

MAC Representative: Jean Solecki

Apr 26

2015 MAC Championship

Due to inclement weather, the MAC Championship Finals were moved to Seven Pines, 514 Whiteside Drive, Sandston, VA.

Men’s D2 – 12:30pm
Rocky Gorge 34, Wilmington 22

Men’s D1 – 2:00pm
Potomac Exiles 26, Norfolk Blues 18

Women’s D2 – 4:00pm
Severn River 26, Raleigh Venom 15

Men’s and Women’s D3 will be rescheduled.

Apr 22

2015 MAC Championship Weekend

The 2015 MAC Playoffs will take place on April 25-26 and will be hosted by James River Rugby.

Men’s Playoff Info
Women’s Playoff Info

Schedule Information
Field 1
Field 2
Field 3
11:00am to 12:30pm
Men’s D3
Game 5
Men’s D3
Game 6
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Men’s D2
Game 6
Men’s D2
Game 5
Women’s D2
N1 v S2
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Men’s D1
Game B
Men’s D1
Game A
Women’s D2
S1 v N2
 10:30am to 12:00pm
Men’s D3
Women’s D3
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Men’s D2
Women’s D2
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Men’s D1
* Men’s D4 will be played in the EPRU area

Pitch Information: Pole Green Park – Map to Pitch

Traffic Alert: Exits to avoid this weekend for the NASCAR race at Richmond International Raceway are: 1) Coming from I-64 for the Laburnum exits and 2) on I-295, the Meadowbridge exit; The exit for Pole Green is in the same exit number, but is the opposite direction. If you see traffic backed up on either Saturday or Sunday for the race (which exits on 38B), Pole Green Park requires exit 38A.

Hotel Information:
Make reservations now in the Richmond area. NASCAR is also the same weekend, FYI.Best Western Plus Richmond Airport
$131/room (includes taxes and breakfast)
5300 Airport Sq. Lane, Sandston, VA
Call (804) 222 – 8200 before midnight on April 20thMention “MAC Championship” to get the rate and a room from the reserved block.
This might be obvious, but: Teams may be staying one night or two – make sure you understand the cancellation policy when making your reservations.


1) All match ROSTERS and match reports need to be completed in CMS not later than 5pm Tuesday (4/21), particularly for the April 18-19 matches. A score report is not enough. You must have the rosters submitted.

2) You must have your Saturday April 25th match roster loaded by Friday (4/24) by 5pm. The first match of the weekend has been loaded in CMS.

3) This is an event weekend. Prepare your PAPER COPY ROSTER of 28 for ID check-in. We will be at the pitch at 9am Saturday morning for ID check in. Make sure that all of your players bring their IDs. No ID, No Rugby. No Exceptions.
List your 28 players in the same order they appear in your CIPP roster.

4) We will be completing Saturday match reports and setting up the Sunday Championship matches on site as we know the results. You must have your Sunday April 26th match roster loaded by 9pm on Saturday night.