The girls rugby tournament for this evening in Cedar Rapids has been canceled due to severe thunderstorms. The timing of the storm arrival did not allow for a delay. IAYRA will work to reschedule if possible.
The tournament in Bondurant is still being played. The storm should pass by in time for the start of the tournament. A delay may be necessary.
Girl's rugby is headed back to the fall, with games to be played on Monday evenings (given venue availability). Week 1 of the regular season will be September 20th. The state tournament will take place during the weekend of October 23rd/24th. Official practices may start August 23rd, or the start of school. Preseason camps or conditioning may occur prior to the start of official practices.
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Integrity is central to the fabric of the game and is generated through honesty and fair play. Passion: Rugby people have a passionate enthusiasm for the game. Rugby generates excitement, emotional attachment and a sense of belonging to the global rugby family. Solidarity: Rugby provides a unifying spirit that leads to life-long friendships, camaraderie, teamwork and loyalty which transcends cultural, geographic, political and religious differences. Discipline is an integral part of the game both on and off the field and is reflected through adherence to the laws, the regulations and rugby’s core values. Respect for team-mates, opponents, match officials and those involved in the game is paramount.
The IAYRA is actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the United States and here in Iowa. We are relying on the most current information from the Iowa High Athletic Association (IHSAA) and USA Rugby to direct our decisions and actions. USA Rugby issued an updated statement on July 16, 2020 regarding the competition season.
Per USA Rugby:
The current nature of COVID-19 is an ever-changing situation here in the United States. Please refer to this page for the most up to date USA Rugby information and resources as the situation continues to unfold. Understand that USA Rugby is monitoring the growing threat on a daily basis, while the Medical Committee is also coordinating best practice with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and World Rugby.
The impact of the virus has expanded beyond imaginable expectation with canceled activities across a domestic, national and global scale. USA Rugby is currently absorbing what impact that means for the rugby community, both now and in the future. We ask all members and fans for their patience and support as rugby navigates this unprecedented period in history.
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The IAYRA Board will continue to be in constant contact with the IHSAA and USA Rugby in terms of new information and guidance regarding safe return to play. Updates and necessary information will be communicated directly to the membership via email, the Iowa Youth Rugby Association newsfeed and social media channels.