The dates of our 7s qualifiers will be:
June 22, 2019
July 13, 2019
July 20, 2019
For clubs looking to host one of these qualifying events, please complete the bid form and return to the 7s committee by April 15:
Pat Boyle – firstname.lastname@example.org
Darin Darden – email@example.com
Brianna Kim – firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Chockley – email@example.com
June 29, 2019 will be the USAR National Open Qualifier. Location TBD.
Please go to http://macrugby.org/procedures/event-bidding/ to access the form (DOCX) for bidding on the MAC 15s Championship event.
Wilmington June 16
Baltimore June 23
Richmond July 7 (men only)
Schuylkill River July 14
Note that the July 7 is a men’s only qualifier as it is the same weekend as Cape Fear.
“The Eastern Championships will be held at Fortress Obetz and Memorial Park in Obetz, Ohio – a suburb of Columbus. Fortress Obetz is a 6,500-seat stadium that is home to the Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse, and was also purpose-built with rugby in mind.”
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.
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
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.