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NCRFU Return to Play Guidelines Update

21/04/22 R2P Guidelines

Effective April 22, 2021

On April 6 2021, the California Department of Public Health issued an updated Notice for guidelines of inter-team competition only within the State of California.

The NCRFU Executive Committee / Committee Competitions may now approve qualified clubs to participate in sanctioned matches by meeting the USA Rugby / NCRFU requirements. This interim structure referenced, is designed for clubs to return to play after now through

end of July 2021. In August 2021, a brief 7's structure may be arranged for clubs applying to request matches. During the interim May - August timeframe, EC and CC will determine with the input from your clubs a structure for September through December 2021.

2021 Interim Return to Play (RTP) Guidelines

  • Each club must be in the Orange Tier or lower

  • Each club shall be registered with USA Rugby and current with all fees

  • Each club shall be registered with the NCRFU and current with all fees

  • Each club shall have a registered Level 200 coach

  • Each club shall have minimum of 15 registered players (non-registered players will not be permitted) • Each participating player must be "CIPP" registered with USA Rugby (may be registered with any USA Rugby member in good standing) and must have a signed NCRFU COVID -19 Participation Waiver on file with the NCRFU as a condition of participation

  • Each match venue shall have evidence of a Certificate of Insurance provided by the host club • NCRFU CC Compliance with registration and insurance guidelines qualifies a club to request a match • NCRFU CC shall assign men's and women's matches based on a like club basis (example two Division II clubs) • NCRFU CC shall notify the NCRRS of the sanctioned match

  • Each Club shall be responsible for developing their own COVID -19 Protocols, and ensuring their individual members, staff, and spectators' compliance with Federal, State, Local and Club COVID - 19 requirements

In the meantime, please contact your divisional representative with questions and input into the RTP structure. We are doing all we can to bring your clubs back into rugby.

NCRFU Competitions Committee


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