Sep 08

Ruck and one player

From Richard Every at USAR (9/8/17, 1135; this is an excerpt since we’ve all seen the video and know the new law):

If a player has to step with one leg over the ball, they would be a prone target to be cleared out.

AT THIS TIME, in the USA, WE WILL DO THE FOLLOWING, until further clarification:

If, at a tackle, a player on their feet positions themselves over the ball, a ruck is formed. That means, your body has to be over the ball. It should be in a controlled manner, and both legs can still be on your side of the ball and they may grasp their player that is on the ground. Try not to over-complicate it.

If that player then decides to play the ball, they have to step back so they are no longer over the ball, then play the ball coming through the gate.

If, after they have formed the ruck, they pick up the ball in that ruck-forming position, it is a PK against them for hands in.

Jun 27

Fall Schedules 2017-2018

The following final schedules for each division:

D1 Men, including D1B

D2 Men North

D2 Men South

D3 Men North

D3 Men Central

D3 Men South

D4 Men

Women – D1, D2, D3

Note: Clubs are allowed to make modifications to their schedules but must coordinate with the other teams and inform their coordinator of any changes. These schedules will be loaded into CMS in August before season KO. It is up to YOU! to ensure that your coordinator posts any changes made by your club.

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.

Hamilton’s:
233 2nd St NW
Washington, DC 20001
http://www.hamiltonsdc.com/

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 <greekdaisy@gmail.com> 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.

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
Saturday
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
Sunday
 
 
 
 10:30am to 12:00pm
Men’s D3
Championship
Women’s D3
Championship
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Men’s D2
Championship
Women’s D2
Championship
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Men’s D1
Championship
* 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.

Rosters:

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.
http://usarugby.org/documentation/membership/usa-rugby-roster-form.pdf
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.

Feb 24

Guidelines and Laws

USA Rugby 2015 FOCUS AREAS (on Vimeo) for ALL REFS
http://vimeo.com/118140542

Game Management Guidelines – 2015
http://usarugby.org/news/item/game-management-guidelines-released-for-2015

The Laws of the Game
http://laws.worldrugby.org/index.php?&language=EN

Protective Equipment and Clothing Guidelines – 2015 (USA Rugby)
http://usarugby.org/documentation/refereeing/protective-equipment-clothing-guidelines.pdf