Effective immediately, USA Rugby requires that all Senior Club Rugby Qualifying Matches must adhere to the Technical Zone field set up as detailed by USA Rugby’s Technical Zone Document. This field set-up document is at https://assets.usarugby.org/…/USA-Rugby-Technical-Zone-and-… and the brief directive is at https://assets.usarugby.org/…/club/Technical-Zone-Policy.pdf
The AGM was held on Sunday, August 19 from 10 AM – 4 PM at the University of Mary Washington, Lee Hall Room 412.
2018 AGM Reports (PDF)
AGM Meeting Minutes (PDF)
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 AGM was held on Saturday, August 5th at the Hilton Garden Inn – Dulles North in Ashburn, VA.
Officer Reports (PDF)
Reminder: there is no concussion protocol in USAR club play at any level. While we haven’t seen instances of this within Capital, we know of our area referees being asked about this by non-Capital clubs.
If a player has a suspected concussion, they need to leave the game. If the player’s club does not do so, the referee has the option and authority to order it.
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