Return to Play – Not Yet, Folks

Important Return-to-Play information from the Union:

Due to guidance from the governments where our members, reside the Capital Rugby Union will not sanction any rugby activity. North Carolina (Raleigh), Virginia, D.C., and Maryland health departments have each announced regulations that restrict our ability to play rugby. Pennsylvania has relaxed restrictions but the nature of our sport and the travel required across state lines requires that the Union does not sanction play in Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh).

Union leadership is eager to get back to the pitch but we are committed to following health department directives. While we are eager to get on the pitch we want to be intentional and as safe as possible.

Regardless of your local county/municipality’s phase of reopening, the Union does not sanction any rugby activity.

There is no definite date when we can return to rugby activities. Union leadership will continue to monitor health department regulations and suggestions. I will provide updates and communicate information as it becomes available/changes.

To be clear: Rugby activities are not sanctioned by the Capital Rugby Union. CIPP insurance coverage does not cover an individual, club, or referee for unsanctioned rugby activity.

On behalf of the board of the Capital Rugby Union, thank you! Thank you for your continued commitment to this wonderful sport and our rugby community.


Capital Rugby Union
Unanimous Board