USA Rugby Eligibility Regulations:
4.1. Collegiate Club Eligibility:
a) Each Club must be recognized by the College/University,
Territorial Union, Local Area Union, and USA Rugby.
b) Each Club must be in good standing with the
TU, LAU, and USA Rugby.
c) Each Club 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
d) Each Club may carry an unlimited number of players on its
iRB Law 3 -
Number of Players - The Club:
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
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
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
Players who can play in the Front Row
All players must meet the USA
Rugby Eligibility Regulations. To read
all the USA Rugby Eligibility Guidelines
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Collegiate Men 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.
a copy of the 'Roster Form'
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
Each player will need to present the following
items at check-in:
Participant Waiver and Release Form
(the Form MUST be filled out by each player before check-in)
Photo ID (drivers license, passport, etcetera)
CIPP card (or a copy of USA Rugby CIPP page for your
Team with name[s] highlighted)
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).
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
USA Rugby website for more information.
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
If you have any questions please contact . . .
The Tournament Coordinators:
Mike Cline and/or
Tom Rooney, Midwest VP of Collegiate and
Graeme Leask, Midwest VP of