2021-2022 Match Score and Roster Submissions

Due to issues with USA Rugby’s competitions management system (CMS) and Sportlomo, we must collect scores gameday rosters in a different fashion than in the past. Here is the process:

  1. Download the MAC Roster form (Excel XLSX format).
  2. Complete the roster by gameday and make it available to the opposing side if asked. ALL players must be registered prior to kickoff; NO EXCEPTIONS.
  3. No later than Monday night (11:59 PM), submit the match score and the roster via the following site: MAC Score Submission System.
    1. The roster must be submitted in the XLSX format.
    1. Both teams must report the scores for confirmation of the results. This takes the place of the old signature in CMS and confirms agreement on the match score.
    2. If there is any question about the score, ask the referee after the match. You will need number of trys, conversions, PKs, and DGs; the form will calculate the score, bonus points, and point differential.

Non-compliance with any of the above may lead to forfeits or other negative actions.

For info:

Competitions Management System (CMS)

CMS is not ready for use by USAR’s Senior Club Council Competitions Committee due to issues with the import of Sportslomo player data. The projected date is mid-September.

We will announce via Facebook, Twitter, and this site once the system is open for use.

2021 MAC 7s Events and USAR Info


The Mid Atlantic 7s series will host qualifiers on the following dates.

7/10 NOVA – Manassas, VA

7/17 East Coast 7s – Downingtown, PA

7/24 Rites of Summer – Columbia, MD

Policies and Procedures for this summer’s series will be announced by the MAC 7s Committee.

Host teams will announce details of their events.


For clubs interested in playing in the National 7s Club Championship, see below.

[Edited message follows.]

From Howard Kent USA Rugby Club 7s Commissioner:

2021 National 7s Team Enrollment Form

Interested teams must complete the 2021 National 7s Team Enrollment Form by June 24 and pay an entry fee by July 1. See: https://forms.gle/7gNCSFxHY4kWPBLp7

Expanded Opportunity – Alert your Teams

Our premise is to encourage participation by expanding the number of teams that play in the 7s National Championship using an Open / Invitational concept. All teams that preregister for the 7s National Competition and make the effort to play in qualifying 7s tournaments are in the pathway for entry in the 7s National Championship event. The top teams each for Men & Women would play in an upper tier competition at Nationals for the Signes Cup. The remaining teams that preregister for the 7s National Competition and qualify would play in a lower tier for the Silver Cup. Over time this model should improve the quality on competition and depth of participation.

2021 National 7s Miscellaneous Items

Pre-qualified teams will be announced June 24. July 1st is the cutoff date for confirming intent to qualify for Nationals.

As this event is unbudgeted by USA Rugby and the Senior Club Council, the Host is picking up all venue costs and competition costs shall be shouldered by an entry fee. The entry fee is expected to be between $650 -$850 (still TBD). We anticipate that if a team withdraws prior to July 1 they will receive a 50% refund and withdrawing later than that there will be NO refund.

Payment types accepted for the fee are Credit card and Debit Card only. NO Cash, NO Cheques.

2021 National 7s Multiple teams from one Club

Clubs may qualify for the Signes Cup and also another team in the Silver Cup if they do not wish to try to qualify two teams for the top tier and NOT have to split their roster for the season, per Section 5, 5.1f.

Link: https://assets.usarugby.org/docs/club/2021-Senior-Club-Regulations.pdf
USA Rugby Player Eligibility Rules—Sevens Rules are Section 5 which is on Page 5

National 7s Location
Aug 14 & 15, 2021
Hosts: Seattle (more info from the hosts soon- do NOT contact them now!)
Venue: Starfire Sports
14800 Starfire Way
Tukwila, WA 98188
206.431.3232
https://www.starfiresports.com/

Team & Player CIPP

All teams must be registered with USA Rugby and all players must be CIPP to that team.

A Club must be registered and In Good Standing with USA Rugby and the Approved Governing Body by June 15.

A Player must be Registered to the Club and residing in the United States, through initial enrollment or transfer, prior to the earlier of (i) playing in any Qualifying Tournament or, (ii) July 1.

Sevens Chair – Men’s Teams: Howard Kent | info@denversevensrugby.com

Sevens Chair – Women’s Teams: Joanne Liu | joanneliu22@gmail.com

Spring 2021

In areas where play is allowed, clubs may schedule their own matches (“friendlies”) but there will be no league matches or schedules. MAC 15s scheduling work is planned to resume in mid-May for the Fall. The MAC 7s Committee will be looking at the options as we approach summer.

Further update on Fall 2020

About a month or two ago, we indicated that if we couldn’t play by 09/15/2020 the MAC season would be officially postponed…and it is. This isn’t a surprise to anyone, though.

As soon as we can begin a return to full contact practice and play WITH approval from Capital and the EPRU, the MAC reps will re-configure the schedules for – we hope – Spring 2021.

[Most of the leagues are specific to one GU, with the exception of D1M and D1W. However, there are also inter-state and intra-state issues that must considered before Capital and the EPRU can allow play.]

Update on Fall 2020

This is ONLY applicable for MAC play and NOT for friendlies (regional 15s, 7s, Touch):

  • Any play/practice (MAC or friendly) is pending GU sanctioning a return to play
  • MAC league play is postponed until further notice
    • No league matches in September
  • MAC, Capital, and EPRU will reevaluate on September 15 for October play
  • Registration is not required until practices begin
  • If play is opened up, we will have a three-week buffer for practices before games begin
  • If a decision cannot be made on September 15, the Fall Season will be cancelled
  • Conferences MAY cancel now and postpone until March

COVID-19 Status

We are still under a suspension of play status. Both the Capital Rugby Union and the EPRU are not allowing game play – based on the various state guidelines – under further notice.

The coordinators are preparing schedules to begin play at some point. However, keep in mind that there will need to be a 3-week period of practice before games start.