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.
Club Men (D1, D2, D3, D4)
Club Women Info (D1, D2, D3)
MAC Championships on May 4 & 5 for Men D2, D3, D4 and Women D2, D3
Location: Pittsburgh Harlequins
Saturday, May 4:
1200 D3W (semi) Field 1
1200 D3W (semi) Field 2
1400 D2W (semi) Field 1
1400 D2W (semi) Field 2
1600 D2M (final) Field 1
Sunday, May 5:
1000 D3W (final) Field 1
1200 D2W (final) Field 1
1400 D4M (final) Field 1
Washington Renegades D4 v Phoenixville White Horse D4
1600 D3M (final) Field 1
Please go to http://macrugby.org/procedures/event-bidding/ to access the form (DOCX) for bidding on the MAC 15s Championship event.
Congratulations to our MAC champions!
D1 Men – Norfolk Blues
D1 Women – Raleigh
D2 Men – Doylestown
D2 Women – Harrisburg
D3 Men – Phoenixville
D3 Women – NE Philly Irish
D4 Men – Washington Renegades
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.”
Mid Atlantic Conference Ruggers,
It has been an honor and quite an experience to lead the Mid-Atlantic Conference Competitions Committee. As I step forward in leading the National Competitions Committee, I am happy to announce that Kathryn Hemlock has been elected by the current Committee to serve in the MAC Chairperson role going forward. We are planning the transition between the two of us, and my last order of official business will be overseeing the process of our 2018 playoff location. For all other matters going forward, you are encouraged to work through your coordinator, as always. I know that I leave you in good hands with her and the group that continues to serve Club Rugby in the Mid Atlantic.
Margy Dessypris Thomas
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.