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)

HP Player & Coach Camp for the CRU!

Serevi RugbyWHO IS IT FOR: ALL coaches, 7s/15s/youth/hs/club/college, both certified and uncertified are invited to attend. ALL players, college and club, are invited to attend.

Free – All Capital Rugby Union Coaches and Players
$75 – Non CRU Players
$50 – Non CRU Coaches

WHO ARE THE COACH EDUCATORS: Put on jointly by Serevi Rugby® and the Capital Rugby Union, this highly-interactive program will feature former England flyhalf Ben Gollings, former USA Eagle Shawn Pittman, and former USA Eagle and Connacht center Pate Tuilevuka and USA Women’s Forwards Coach Luke Gross!

Book your room today! Use the code Serevi Camp. Coach’s social will be held here as well on Friday.
DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC | 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20005

More information here.

New Competition Management System

This applies to ALL Club Men (D1, D2, D3, D4) and Club Women (D1, D2, D3).

By 9/4/14 (if not already), everyone’s club officers will have information about the new USAR Competition Management system for 2014-2015. Your rosters must be submitted online prior to your league matches (so-called ‘friendlies’ are not included). USAR guidelines are being distributed along with club IDs and PWs; this has information about due dates and times. This is required by USAR.

The bottomline: make sure your club does this and don’t play around with this.

Links for Schedules and Results: Men – Women

Standings: MenWomen