TRU real time updates and status during COVID-19
UPDATED April 30, 2021
The current nature of COVID-19 is an ever-changing situation in the Texas Rugby Union. Please refer to this page for the most up to date information and resources as the situation continues to unfold. Understand that the TRU Return to Play Task Force is monitoring the growing threat on a daily basis, while we keep in contact with USA Rugby and their connections to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and World Rugby.
If you have specific questions the below information does not answer, please email inquiries to email@example.com.
All sanctioned competitive play is suspended for the foreseeable future, effective March 20, 2020.
RETURN TO PLAY STATUS
The TRU has determined that we can move into a Stage 4+ of Return To Play for the entire union. As always, the TRU fully supports any members that choose not to increase their rugby activity at this time.
STAGE 4+ & MATCH/TOURNAMENT RTP PROCESS
The TRU Board has approved a process that would allow those clubs that are ready to participate in social matches or tournaments to do so. Clubs will have to meet certain requirements and be approved before being allowed to begin playing matches or in tournaments against other teams in the Union.
APPROVED STAGE 4+ RTP WAIVER CLUBS
These clubs have completed the Stage 4+ RTP Waiver Process and may participate in social matches:
Approved Clubs (alphabetical order)
- Alliance M/W
- Abilene M
- Austin Blacks M
- Austin Huns M
- Austin Valkyries W
- BARC M
- BARC W
- Corpus Christi RFC M
- Dallas Harlequins M/W
- Dallas RFC M/W
- DARC M/W
- Denton M/W
- Gorilla Rugby Academy M
- Grand Prairie M/W
- HARC M/W
- Houston Arrows M
- HURT M
- Kingwood M
- Other Rugby Club M
- Rugby HTX M
- Shreveport M
- San Antonio M
- Woodlands M
Non-TRU Clubs (alphabetical order)
- Glendale RFC – Colorado XOs M
- Kansas City Blues M
- Mystic River M
- University of Dallas M
Stage 4+ RTP Checklist
The Stage 4+ RTP “checklist” has evolved again and we are now using it to track clubs that are working their way through the waiver process. We have enough approved clubs now that most match adds are happening seamlessly without delay.
If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TRU remains in Stage 3 under the USA Rugby Return to Play Guidelines. Stage 3 means, among other things, no contact rugby. THERE ARE NO SANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS OR COMPETITIONS AT
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WILLIAMS PRICE DISTILLING - LIQUID UNSCENTED SANITIZER
Zachary Hiller’s company has graciously extended a 35% discount on liquid unscented sanitizer to TRU members.
- Go to https://www.williampricedistilling.com/ and scroll down to the various sizes of liquid unscented sanitizer.
- Use discount code “TRU”
- Shipping is charged at cost but local clubs can select pick up.
- USA Rugby Return to Play Guidelines
- World Rugby Return Return to Play Guidelines
- World Rugby Coach and Administrator COVID-19 Courses
- Required for all coaches and administrators before returning to any type of rugby activity (send to email@example.com).
- World Rugby COVID-19 Symptom Checker
- USOC and Paralympic Committee Return to Training and Event Planning