Team Coaches

From: Richard Every <> |  High Performance Referee Manager  |  USA Rugby

Under no circumstances are team coaches allowed to approach the referee at half-time.

If they do, you ask them to convey all questions through their captain, but you absolutely do not discuss anything with the coach at half-time. If the coach persists the referee will EJECT the coach from the grounds. Zero tolerance approach should be applied and if the person refuses to leave the referee should request that team’s captain to assist. Failing compliance the referee may abandon the match.

2016 USA Rugby Game Management Guidelines

Here are the 2016 USA Rugby Game Management Guidelines for 15’s, 7’s, and High School.


Capital Sweeps Stars Rugby in Select Side Matches | Rugby Today

"Surrounded by mountains of snow at the Evergreen Sportsplex in Leesburg, Va., the Capital Rugby Union Men’s and Women’s Selects Sides defeated Stars Rugby in two exhibition matches on Sunday afternoon. Both matches ended with the experience and depth of Capital Sides prevailing late in each game. The Capital Women won 55-24 with five tries in the second half and the Capital Men outscored the Stars eight tries to two in a 68-20 victory."

Select Side event – Sunday, January 31, 2016:

For your planning purposes, Here is the schedule for the upcoming Select Side event that will take place on Sunday, January 31, 2016:

Friday, January 29:
Stars Practice – 9 am – 11 am
Stars Practice – 2 pm – 4 pm

Saturday, January 30:
9 am – 11 am – Stars Practice
12 pm – 2 pm – CGU Men’s practice
2 pm – 4 pm – CGU Women’s Practice
4 pm – 6 pm – Stars Practice

Sunday, January 31:
12 pm – 2 pm – Women’s game
2 pm – 4 pm – Men’s game
6 pm – ? – hosted social for all players by the Capital Rugby Union. Location TBD. The Union will be hosting the social and all are invited. The social will be a themed event – REVENGE OF THE NERDS! Dress appropriately!

I want to encourage Union coaches to attend the practice sessions for both squads. It should be a great lesson in game prep. Stay tuned to this page for updates. I hope to see everyone at the game!

Matt Robinette
Capital Rugby Union

Evergreen Sports Complex:
Address: 19623 Evergreen Mills Rd, Leesburg, VA 20175

Social – TBD but it will be near the complex.

Capital AGM

capital logoThe Capital Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday, August 16, at the Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia.

Elected officers are under Contacts. Minutes will be posted soon, but officer reports are here:

CGU AGM Reports

Agenda for the Annual General Meeting:
10 am – Welcome – President
10:20 am – roll call – Secretary
10:30 am – officer reports
– Vice President
– Referee/Discipline
11 am – Break
11:15 am – Treasurer
11:45 am – USA Rep
12 pm – Lunch
12:45 pm – President
1 pm – Neil – request updated contacts. Review communications to date and ask for feedback on how the clubs prefer communications.
1:15 pm – break
1:20 pm – Strength and Conditioning like an Eagle – Guest Speaker
1:30 pm – MAC Discussion – Break out by division
2:45 pm – Break
3:00 pm – Elections and other votes to the floor
4 pm – dismissal
4:15 pm – Board Meeting

Capital Selects (Men)

On Sunday June 28th, the first camp for the Capital Select Side men’s team will be held. The camp will start at 11:30 am and is being hosted by Rocky Gorge at 6500 Mansion Lane, Elkridge, MD 21075. Other camp dates are July 19th in Richmond and August 2nd in Raleigh.

Please let all your players that are interested in playing at a higher level know about the camp.

The coaching staff consists of Chris Porter ( as head coach, Chuck Moore (forwards coach), Jeremy Frayne (scrum coach), and Roland Pratt (team manager). Chris is also asking other coaches from the CGU to help at each camp. Please let Chris know if you have any questions.

The Capital Selects will be taking on the Northeast Academy on August 22nd in New Jersey.

Referee Level 1 Course

Level 1 Referee Course – Introduction to Refereeing to be held on Sunday May 31st at:

Menchville High School, 275 Menchville Road, Newport News, VA 23602

Please register at USAR with following link:

Please review and heed…

USA Rugby 2015 FOCUS AREAS (on Vimeo) for ALL REFS

Game Management Guidelines – 2015

The Laws of the Game

Protective Equipment and Clothing Guidelines – 2015 (USA Rugby)