Rosters & Rules

Players, Coaches, and Referees

  • All players, coaches, and referees must be current members of USA Rugby to participate in the tournament

Rosters

  • Each team and their players must sign and submit their tournament roster to the tournament director before their first match.

  • Rosters are limited to 12 players except for the Women's and Boy's U19s divisions which have a limit of 15 players

  • Players may move within their registered clubs first and second sides, players may not move from club to club within the tournament.

Elite Men & Women's Divisions Tournament Rules

  • Five subs only per match

  • The top two teams from round-robin play will contest the championship match, the bottom two will contest the 3rd/4th playoff match

  • In the event of teams finishing with equal records, tie-breaking will be in this order 1) Head to Head, 2) Points Diff, 3) Points Scored, 4) Point Against, 5) Coin Toss by the Tournament Director

Men's Social

  • Unlimited/Rolling Subs must be completed during a stoppage and with the ref's permission.

  • The division is split into two Pools A & B, each team plays four matches within their pool. The top team from each pool will playoff in the Championship match

  • In the event of teams finishing with equal records, tie-breaking will be in this order 1) Head to Head, 2) Points Diff, 3) Points Scored, 4) Points Against, 5) Coin Toss by the Tournament Director

Boys U19s

  • Unlimited/Rolling Subs must be completed during a stoppage and with the ref's permission.

  • Each team plays each other twice, the team with the best record after those matches will be the champion

  • In the event of teams finishing with equal records, tie-breaking will be in this order 1) Head to Head, 2) Points Diff, 3) Points Scored, 4) Point Against, 5) Coin Toss by the Tournament Director

Championship Matches

  • Regular 7 minute halves will be played

  • In the event, scores are level at the conclusion of play. A 2-minute break will be followed by 5 minutes of golden point play (the first team to score will be the winner) if at the conclusion of the 5 minutes no scores have happened repeat until a score happens.