Posted February 11th, 2007 - Updated 02/29/12








USA Rugby Eligibility Regulations:

7.1. Collegiate All Star Team Eligibility (expanded to include iRB Law 3):

a) Each All Star Team may carry an unlimited number of players on its Roster.

b) Each Team must name their match roster, 1-23*, prior to kickoff of each match.  *All matches shall be

governed by iRB Law 3 with respect to substitutions and Front Row replacements.  In particular, Law 3.14

Union Specific Variations” will apply to Front Row replacements.

7.2. Collegiate All Star Team Player Eligibility (expanded to include parts of 2.4 General Player Eligibility):

a) Each Team Player must be recognized, and in 'good standing' by their College/University, USA

Rugby, Territorial Union, and their LAU except for 3 Under 23 Women, which also need to be recognized, and

in 'good standing' by their LAU, TU, and by USA Rugby.

b) Players must be declared eligible for Collegiate play in the Spring Academic Term, or Winter Quarter prior

to the National Collegiate All Star Championships. 

c) Players are eligible if they meet all of the criteria outlined in the National Collegiate Championship

section.  However, a player is eligible for the National Collegiate All Star Championships if that Player meets

all other requirements of a Collegiate Eligible Player, even if that Player does not play Rugby for his College

or University Club.


iRB Law 3 - Number of Players - The Team:

3.5. Suitable Trained and Experienced Players in the Front Row:

a) The table below indicates the numbers of suitably Trained and Experienced Players available for the Front

Row when nominating a different number of Players.


Number of Players:

= Number of suitably Trained and Experienced Players:

15 or less


Three Players who can play in the Front Row

16, 17, or 18


Four Players who can play in the Front Row

19,20,21, or 22


Five Players who can play in the Front Row

(Union Specific Variations Law 3.14)

22 or 23


Six Players who can play in the Front Row


As per USA Rugby Collegiate Eligibility Regulations each Team may carry an unlimited roster for the weekend.  To make a copy of the 'Roster Form' click here.  Make more than one copy if you have more than 28 players, or copy and paste into a Word document and make your own roster.  There's also an Online Interactive Roster Form that let's you fill it out online, and send to whomever you wish . . .you need to have Microsoft Office 2003 or higher to use that function . . . for that Roster click here.


All Players must meet the USA Rugby Eligibility Regulations for the National All Star Championships.  To read all the USA Rugby Eligibility Regulations - 2011 - 2012 click here.  Collegiate Men and *Women must be fulltime students, or show, from the Registrars Office, that they are in their last semester before graduating, i.e., a student only needs to be registered in one class if said student is in their last semester before graduating.

*Each Collegiate Women's All Star Team is allowed 3 Under 23 Women's Players, i.e., Women that are Under 23,

but not in school!


Each player will need to present the following items at check-in:

  1. Player Participant Waiver and Release Form  (the Form MUST be filled out by each player before check-in)

  2. Photo ID (drivers license, passport, etcetera)

  3. CIPP card (or copy of USA Rugby CIPP page for your Team with name[s] highlighted)

  4. Proof of Health Insurance (if the players name is not on, for example, the insurance card, generally where the person is covered under a parent's or spouse's policy, you need not only the proof of the policy, but also that the individual player is in fact covered under the policy).

  5. Proof of citizenship, resident alien, or resident player status (if applicable, i.e. copy of birth certificate, passport, green card, or resident player documentation).  See the USA Rugby web site for more information.

A recommendation: 

If you haven't already done so, as the Head Coach or the Manager, put together a binder containing a single sheet for each player, and on that one sheet have a copy of the players photo ID, CIPP card, proof of health insurance, and proof of citizenship/resident player status.  Put them in the binder in alphabetical order.  This will make things much easier at check in for the Midwest Tournament as well as for Nationals.  Plus, it is a useful resource (quick access to a players health insurance info if necessary, for example).

For check in, each Team is to give their binder (if they have one) to the person checking in players and to line up their players in alphabetical order by last name.  Each player should have with them the 4 items mentioned above in case the photocopies are not legible.  Each player will be checked-in in order, and the whole process should not take very long at all (5-10 minutes) if we do it in an organized fashion.

If you have any questions please contact . . .


Tom Rooney, Midwest VP of Collegiate and Youth, and/or Roger Riley, Collegiate Women's Coordinator