To promote the growth and development of the game of Rugby
MORRIS RUGBY CORPORATION

About us

MISSION STATEMENT

To promote the growth and development of the game of Rugby by providing education about and facilitating participation in the traditions of Rugby, amateur sport, citizenship and sportsmanship, on the local, national and international level.

STATEMENT OF INTENT

In order to achieve our mission, The Morris Rugby Corporation will serve as the proactive organizing and governing body for men's and women's Rugby in the County of Morris and the State of New Jersey. We will promote participation in the sport by managing adult level programs and by establishing a youth program. We will further promote participation by establishing a scholarship program for local collegiate Rugby players. We will provide playing and training facilities for our programs. We will seek to host and promote regional, national and international competition. Finally, we will promote and participate in worthy community service activity, and from this activity seek positive recognition for our organization, our membership, and the sport of Rugby.

PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Play for enjoyment.
  • Play hard but fair.
  • Play by the laws of the game.
  • Be committed to your team. Attend all practices and matches.
  • Never argue with the referee. Control your temper at all times.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good play whether by your team or your opponent.
  • The goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.

COACH CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Positively reinforce the actions of players.
  • Lead by example.
  • Be honest with yourself and players.
  • Create an enjoyable environment in which to play the game.
  • Develop team respect for referees.
  • Give all players the opportunity to participate in the game
  • Insist on fair play and discipline.
  • Be reasonable on the demand on players' time, energy, enthusiasm.
  • Encourage sportsmanship.

SPECTATOR / PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Applaud the performance of both teams.
  • Be positive with the referee.
  • Acknowledge the efforts of the referee.
  • Let players play their game, not your game.
  • Praise efforts, not results.
  • Set an example for the players.
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Important Dates: 2017 Referee Clinics – New & Returning Referees

May 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Important Dates: 2017 Referee Clinics – New & Returning Referees

If you haven’t done so already, please make sure you complete the application here and send to Greg Eisenhart right away.  Greg is our new Youth Referee Administrator and he will be the one making your assignments. New Referee Clinic – Tuesday 5/30 from 6-8pm at the Rockaway Health Pavilion, 3rd Floor Community Room, located at…

At least Trump did not leak out the Colonel’s special blend

May 22, 2017 | Comments Off on At least Trump did not leak out the Colonel’s special blend

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Men’s Team Pittsburgh Playoff Match Schedule

May 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Men’s Team Pittsburgh Playoff Match Schedule

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Morris Rugby Women’s find themselves traveling to Albany, NY

May 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Morris Rugby Women’s find themselves traveling to Albany, NY

After an exhilarating transition season, including 4 wins, 3 losses, and two ties, Morris Women’s rugby find themselves traveling to Albany, NY this  Saturday on the cusp on a Northeast Championship and a National Quarter-Final. Led by Captain Kelsi Bitgood, Vice Captains Elisa Cuellar and Emily Trent, and President Jessica Stecker, the women’s team has…

Morris Men Empire GU Champions, Through to National Sweet 16!

May 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Morris Men Empire GU Champions, Through to National Sweet 16!

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