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About Us

About Us

MARC—The Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference---operates as a regional Collegiate competitive organization in conjunction with National Collegiate Rugby (NCR), American Collegiate Rugby Association (ACRA), and USA Rugby.

MARC administers over 60 Collegiate and University rugby programs, and 3,000 student athletes, in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, DC. A complete listing of member institutions can be found on the MARC website.

The MARC administers D1AA, D2, and Small College Rugby Men’s and D2 Women’s competitive rugby programs. Our men's programs are members of National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) and our women's programs are members of American Collegiate Rugby Association (ACRA). All member teams are guided by USA Rugby or NCR Certified Coaching Staff. Our competitive structure follows the NCAA varsity sports model,with defined regional playoff pathways to National Championship competitions.

The MARC mission is to administer and promote competitive rugby ,player and coach development , player safety , and community service. All members must abide by a defined Code of Conduct as stated on MARC, NCR and USA Rugby websites.

MARC is a legally registered Pennsylvania Corporation, classified as a non Profit LLC , and is a legally registered 501.c.3.

MARC is a legally trademarked brand, and implements legally vetted Bylaws , Policies and Procedures , and is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of member Certified Coach Professionals, and is an all inclusive entity.


All MARC teams pay a yearly flat rate team dues that are used to cover expenses through each year. Dues are invoiced on the calendar year. For a copy of the MARC Budget, please contact the MARC Treasurer. 

Current dues for teams competing in both 15's & 7's are $1,250.00 per team.

Current dues for teams competing in 7's only is $500.00 per team.


Teams are offered a discount of $250 if have a certified referee associated with their team. Discount does not apply to 7's only teams. 


A late fee of $100 will be added to invoices that are paid after March 31st of each calendar year.

An additional late fee of $100 will be added to invoices paid after June 30th of each calendar year. ($200 in late fees)

An additional late fee of $100 will be added to invoices paid after September 30th. ($300 in late fees)

Interested in joining the Conference?

The MARC is always looking for competitive teams to join the Conference. If your team is interested, please reach out to Conference Commissioner for more details.

15's Guidelines

Points Structure To Determine Division Rankings: 

4 points for a win

2 points for a draw

0 points for a loss

+1 for scoring 4 or more tries in a match

+1 for a loss by 7 or less points

Maximum score differential is 25

7's Guidelines

Both seeding and overall series champion will be determined by the points system detailed below:

Points earned through individual games:

  • 3 Points fro a win
  • 2 Points for a tie
  • 1 Point for a loss
  • 0 Points for a no-show

Bonus points earned based upon final placement in each of the three tournaments:

  • 8 First Place (Cup Champion)
  • 7 Second Place (Cup Runner-Up)
  • 6 Third Place (Plate Runner-Up)
  • 4 Fifth Place (Bowl Winner)
  • 3 Sixth Place (Bowl Runner-Up)
  • 2 Seventh Place (Shield Winner)
  • 1 Eight Place (Shield Runner-Up)

Tie Breakers:

  • 1st - Point Differential
  • 2nd - Tries
  • 3rd - Conversions


Two-minute sin bin for yellow carded players. Clock starte wehn they sit down in a designated chair at mid field by scorers table.

A second yellow card during the same day will bring the same result as a red; Player will miss their team's next game.

Red carded player will miss their team's next game.