(Originally posted 3/12/2020; Updated 3/21/2020)
LATEST USA RUGBY STATUS AND UPDATES: https://www.usa.rugby/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-status-and-updates-usa-rugby/
As many of you may have already seen, USA Rugby has made the determination that the 2020 Spring 15's playoffs and championships will be cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking into the advisement of the CDC to avoid group gatherings, and the increasing state mandates for orders of "essential personnel only" or "shelter in place," it is with shared disappointment, that spring rugby will not be played in New England. As the announcement states, summer 7's is still under review, and will be evaluated on an ongoing basis. As of now, NERFU's Summer Sevens Series starting on June 13 at Boston's Union Point 7's is our hopeful return-to-rugby date.
With regards to our beloved NERFU Cup Tournament on May 9-10, we are in the process of looking into the potential of postponing this tournament to August as a "Fall 15's Kickoff Event" and will relay details as they become available.
Please reach out to your Division Directors and members of the Executive Committee with any questions.
We ruggers are strong and resilient people, rooted in Community. In times like these, we must remain true to our values and vision. Stay positive, healthy, and safe.
Brad Dufresne, NERFU President