Disciplinary Process, Procedures & Resources

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The Disciplinary process for members of USA Rugby is developed to keep the game and its operations safe, consistent and fair. The policies and procedures of USA Rugby’s Disciplinary committees, appellate committees and grievance process are developed in partnership with World Rugby policy and US Olympic Committee policy. 

For more information on the USA Rugby disciplinary process or the disciplinary process of one of USA Rugby’s Geographic Unions, College Conferences or State Rugby Organizations, please contact Ed Todd.



Resources:
Overview of USA Rugby Disciplinary Process
USA Rugby Disciplinary Procedures
Regulation 17 Discipline and Foul Play Policy (Match Issue)
Regulation 17 – Sanctions and Punishments
Regulation 17 Appendix for High School and Youth Rugby
Regulation 20 Misconduct (Non-Match Issue)
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Disciplinary Contacts:

USA Rugby Staff:
Ed Toddetodd@usarugby.orgDisciplinary Manager
Matt Easonmeason@usarugby.orgJudicial Officer 
Frank Merrillfmmjrdvm@sbcglobal.netDisciplinary Committee,  Chair
Certified Judicial Officers:
JohnCoppingerjohn@donahue.com
MattEasonmeason@usarugby.org
GaryHeavnerheavnerg@yahoo.com
BobLathamblatham@jw.com
FredPaolifpsoli@bogue-paoli.com
ChrisPicardrugby-referee@sbcglobal.net
PaulRosenzweigpaul.rosenzweig@gmail.com
JimRusselljrussell47@msn.com
JustinWhittonjwhitton@whittongroup.com


Certified Citing Officers:

DaveyArdreyKiwiconstruction@msn.com
TomCoburncoburn5@aol.com
JohnCoppingerjohn@donahue.com
AmandaCoxamanda.referee@gmail.com
JayCurtisarbitraje@mexrugby.com
JenGrayjennifer.gray@worldrugby.org
BreiGussacksbgussack@gmail.com
DanHattrupdan.hattrup@gmail.com
MarkHuffmhuff08@yahoo.com
MikeMalonemgmalone@comcast.com
JemMcDowelljemmcdowall@uctt.com
DavidPeltondavid.pelton@microsoft.com
FredThomasfred.thomas.cl01@statefarm.com
EdToddetodd@usarugby.org
JasonWallachwallachj@dsmo.com