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The North Carolina Youth Rugby Union (NCYRU) is set to kick off the 2012 annual RUGBY festival and tournament March 10th and 11th at Elon Park in Charlotte, NC.

There will be over 42 teams comprising a cross section of high school men and women teams as well as a contingent of middle school boys. Over 1000 players will converge in the Ballantyne area of south Charlotte to contend for the related championships of each age bracket. The North Carolina Spring Ruggerfest is one of the largest youth league rugby tournaments in the United States. Teams attend from a dozen east coast states as well as teams from Canada and The Caribbean.
All spectators are welcome, but good sportsmanship and thunderous cheering for the participants is required!

New to the 2012 Ruggerfest will be our College Showcase game between The University of Notre Dame and rugby powerhouse Life University out of Marietta, Georgia. This will be a regular season game played at Providence High School March 10, 2012 at 7pm. This game will help determine season rankings and post season tournament brackets.Click here for more details

There will be rugby related giveaways and raffles at the game. Including signed USA Eagle sportswear.

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Below, please find the official hotels of the 2012 NC Spring Ruggerfest Hotel Rooms. If you have parents or fans traveling with you please


The current two official hotels for the will be:

1) The Springhill Suites by Marriott Ballantyne Area

The Springhill Suites web page address is:
12325 Johnston Road

Charlotte, NC 28277


2) The Hampton Inn - Pineville, NC


The Hampton Inn web page address is:


401 Towne Centre Blvd.
Pineville, North Carolina
USA 28134

RATTLE BATTLE 2012 - Raleigh, NC, May 19-20

Battle for the Southeast High School Rugby Championship

With the lack of a High School National Championship the Raleigh Rugby Club and its U19 Rattlesnake Rugby Team offer a challenge to the top high school and club U19 teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.
A (2) day (16) team tournament will be held at the World Class Rugby Facility in Raleigh, NC on May 19th and 20th, 2012. This facility boasts (2) Full size Bermuda grass fields that are properly lined with 65’ tall permanent rugby goal posts. This is ONLY a rugby facility so the pitches are rugby regulation and marked accordingly. Raleigh is conveniently located 45 minutes west of I-95 in the heart of North Carolina. It is approximately an 8 hour drive from Pennsylvania and Florida
and 4-5 hours from the Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA areas. The area has some of the top Universities with excellent rugby programs and many will be in attendance for recruiting purposes.
The Raleigh Rugby Club has the facilities and the experience to host a memorable rugby event. If you are interested in receiving more information on this tournament please contact us and provide us with your team’s information.

Frank Milchuck
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (919)345-0664

December 18, 2011

North Carolina Youth Rugby Union (NCYRU) as the State Based Rugby Organization (SBRO) of USA Rugby responsible for the oversight of rugby for all youth age groups(SBRO) of USA Rugby responsible for the oversight of rugby for all youth age groups and genders (18 years & younger) in the state of North Carolina has adopted the guidelines of the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act for the safety and well being of all our student-athlete participants.

The guidelines and protocols as outlined in the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act include three major areas of focus; education, emergency action, and post concussion protocol implementation (specifically clearance/return to play or practice following a concussion guidelines).

Complete information on the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act can be found at: Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act

Please click here to download the CMG document