USA RUGBY SUSPENDS SANCTIONED COMPETITION DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS
March 24, 2020- DALLAS, TX
Due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19, USA Rugby has suspended sanctioned rugby competition and activities for the foreseeable future. You can read USA Rugby’s press release here.
As of March 24, 2020, all XV’s National Championships have been canceled for the 2020 season; 7s season is still under review.
The Texas Rugby Union (“TRU”) has also shared two (2) additional updates regarding USA Rugby’s suspension, which can be found at:
March 13, 2020 – USA Rugby Suspends Sanctioned Competition and Activities for 30 Days
March 16, 2020 – Clarity of Suspended Competition & Rugby Activities – COVID-19
Participating in rugby activities of any variety are prohibited and ultimately irresponsible at this stage. Given the collective and contact nature of the sport, holding competition and/or training is at risk of possible spread of COVID-19. We ask all clubs, administrators and members to respect social responsibility and the instruction of health officials during this complicated time.
Accident & Liability Coverage: As a key value provided to USA Rugby members, it is vital that all understand accident and liability coverage will not be available during the suspension, regardless of claim. To clarify, this does not pertain only to potential cases of COVID-19. All liability claims will not be accepted for incidents occurring between March 13, 2020 and the official end of suspension. Accident and Liability coverage specifically states coverage applies “…with respect to events or other activities that are sanctioned, approved, or conducted by USA Rugby.”
Therefore, as of March 13, 2020, Dallas Rugby will abide by USA Rugby’s suspension. We will keep all of our players and fans updated through our weekly e-mail updates and via social media.
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