This year Boston Irish Wolfhounds, Burlington Rugby (Men), Mystic River Rugby, Providence Rugby (Men), South Shore Sirens, and Worcester Shamrocks will represent NERFU at the Atlantic Super Regional Rugby Playoffs!
The Senior Club Council, club rugby’s voice to USA Rugby, has enacted several changes to the pathways teams navigate to become eligible for the USA Rugby Club 15s National Championship. The seeds for clubs competing in Women’s divisions 1 and 2 and Men’s Divisions 1, 2, and 3 in NERFU, Empire GU, East Penn RFU, and Capital GU will be determined at the Atlantic Super Regional Rugby Festival. The top seeds in Women’s Division 3 and Men’s Division 4 will compete for the Atlantic Region Championship.
Details pertaining to this year’s Atlantic Super Regional will be forthcoming from the Empire GU. The Unions are committed to delivering a professionally produced event with special consideration to player welfare, athletes’ and coaches’ work schedules, and expense to athletes and coaches. Union leadership will adjust if/when the Club Council changes pathways to a National Championship. As always, Union leadership is open to feedback and comments. Please share any feedback with your Union president (contact information below).
Much gratitude to the Union presidents, competition committee members, and clubs that provided information and direction. Special thanks to the Union presidents for collaborating across boundaries to agree on the fair competition for all of our members.