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Competitions

D1

The Red River Rugby Conference D1 clubs will play a home & away schedule. We anticipate that a Champion will be found through league play.

Playoffs & Seeding

If needed, the top four teams will attend playoffs to determine the overall winner of the division.

D2

The D1b teams have been re-absorbed into the D2 this year. D2 is split into two regions, north and central/south.

Playoffs & Seeding

Upon conclusion of the league season, the top two teams in the North and top two teams in the South will participate in the RRRC Championship weekend. Rankings within each sub-region (North and South) will be determined by regular season competition points. Ties in in competition points will be resolved by the Tie Breaker Rules. The Championship weekend will be a four team playoff, with the semi-finals on Saturday, May 4, 2019 pitting North #1 vs South #2, and South #1 vs North #2. The winners of those two matches will advance to the Red River Men’s D2 final on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The winner of the Red River Conference will advance to the USA Rugby National Round of 8 as the Red River Men’s D2 Champion.

North

Central/South

D3

The D3 Competition consists of teams split into North, Central and South divisions. Clubs will play the other clubs in their area both Home and Away resulting in a four team playoff.

Playoffs & Seeding

The top two seeded regional winners get a bye straight into the championship weekend, and the number three seed regional winner would be included with the three second place teams in the wildcard round. The top two seeded teams in the wildcard round would host the matches at their home pitch.

Proposed Playoff Format – 6 Teams

  • Three Division Winners and Three 2nd Place Teams
  • Division Winners and Second Place seeding based on weighted average standings points per match
  • Top Two Division Winners (#1 and #2) receive Bye through the Quarter Finals round
  • Quarter-Finals Week is April 13th
    • Remaining Division Winner (#3) hosts lowest seeded 2nd place team (#6) unless from the same sub-division
    • Highest seeded Second Place team (#4) hosts remaining second place team (#5)
  • RRRC Championships (May 4th & 5th)
    • #1 vs winner of #4 vs #5
    • #2 vs winner of #3 vs #6

Central

North

South

D4 – TRU

Composed of north and south divisions with an emphasis on relaxed player eligibility regulations to promote development of the game. For full regulations, review the TRU Men’s D4 and Women’s D3 Division Regulations.

Playoffs & Seeding

For the semifinals, the higher seed will host the lower seed. The finals will be played at a central location. Cup semifinal winners will play for the Championship Cup. Cup semifinal losers will play for the Plate. Bowl semifinal winners will play for the Bowl. Bowl semifinal losers will play for the Shield.

Based on performance (including forfeits and use of guest players), clubs may be eligible for promotion to RRRC divisions RRRC sides may be relegated to TRU competition, per RRRC promotion-relegation policies.

North

South

D1

Clubs will play the other clubs home, away and home or away (three times). Points will be awarded per league match and recorded in CMS in order to rank clubs for playoffs.

The top two teams are also participating in the newly expanded Gold Cup competition with teams from the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Atlantic North. These matches will not count towards RRRC league play.

Playoffs & Seeding

In the result of a tie after all league matches, the top two teams will advance to a single weekend final. Participants will be based on league match standings (#1 v #2). In the event of a tie in league points, we will follow the current tiebreaker policies.

Gold Cup

D2

Clubs will play the other clubs of their conference (North and South) both home and away. Clubs will also play cross-over matches with the other divisions.

Points will be awarded per league match and recorded in CMS in order to rank clubs for playoffs.

Playoffs and Seeding

Upon conclusion of the league season, the top four teams will participate in the RRRC Championship weekend. The format will be a four team semi final and final weekend. Seeding shall be based on winning percentage of the two divisions (highest to lowest) resulting in a North #1 vs South #2 and South #1 vs North #2 semi-final.

D3 – TRU

Composted of north and south divisions with an emphasis on relaxed player eligibility regulations to promote development of the game. League play will consist of home and away ad home and away matches with optional crossover matches.

For full regulations, review the TRU Men’s D4 and Women’s D3 Division Regulations.

Playoffs & Seeding

For the semifinals, the higher seed will host the lower seed. The finals will be played at a central location. Cup semifinal winners will play for the Championship Cup. Cup semifinal losers will play for the Plate. Bowl semifinal winners will play for the Bowl. Bowl semifinal losers will play for the Shield.

Trophies will be provided by the TRU, and the finals matches will be filmed and made available on the TRU YouTube page.

Based on performance (including forfeits and use of guest players), clubs may be eligible for promotion to RRRC divisions RRRC sides may be relegated to TRU competition, per RRRC promotion-relegation policies.

D1

Clubs will play the other clubs home and away. Points will be awarded per league match and recorded in CMS in order to rank clubs for playoffs.

Playoffs & Seeding

TBD

D2

Teams will play 7s round robin tournaments in the spring.

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