Modifications to the Laws of the game for Masters.
Sept 1, 2023 edition
British Columbia Masters Rugby is played according to WORLD RUGBY LAWS of the GAME, variations plus some additional modifications are specific to the CMRU. Canada Rugby has provided a national guideline for Master’s Modifications. BC Rugby has provided the Rules of Competition document which summarizes the structure of the BC Master’s game. This CMRU document, summarises the current variations pertinent to master’s Rugby as it is played in British Columbia. This CMRU document supersedes the Rugby Canada document when issues come into conflict.
Participants must be aged 38 and above and whilst the majority of players are between 38 and 55, there are quite a few in their 60’s and 70’s and some aged 80 and above! As with all aspects of the game, SAFETY is paramount. However, given the wide variation in the ages of players and the equally wide variation in physical prowess it is necessary to introduce some safeguards to ensure the safety of those who either because of previous injury or advancing years would be at risk in the full contact variant of the Game.
It is the responsibility of individual players to determine whether or not they are capable of playing full contact rugby, note however that overly robust play is discouraged at all times in the Masters game.
This document specifically covers the Master’s Modifications and rationale for the current restrictions on tackling players wearing ‘coloured’ shorts and offers refereeing guidelines pertinent to the restrictions on tackling players wearing ‘coloured’ shorts. It also provides the resulting sanctions for any breach of the CMRU modifications. The essential purpose is to ensure consistency, equity and fair play for all.
The Master’s laws created by the “Golden Oldies” and the “World Vintage” organizations are not in play with any Masters game under the jurisdiction of the CMRU.
To foster an inclusive, welcoming environment so that players of every shape, size, gender, age, ability, and skill level are able to participate in developmentally appropriate, controlled, competitive and enjoyable games. Use the game as the best teacher for teamwork, co-operation and respect between participants, coaches, players, officials, parents, and fans.
Use a player-centred and development driven model to continually assess, adapt and improve appropriate law variations for all ages across Canada. We seek to ensure integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect are central tenants for all considerations, decisions and variations made.
WHAT IS MASTERS RUGBY?
Masters rugby is the variation of rugby for players over the age of 35. The game is played with a combination of the World Rugby Laws of the game and additional variations explained throughout the Masters Law Variations Document. The variations are in place to ensure players of all ages and experience level can continue to participate in a safe and inclusive environment. The number one priority of the Masters Law Variations is safety and the variations explained throughout the document have been put in place with the welfare of the player in mind.
- The ground
- The ball
- Players’ clothing
- Foul Play
- Offside and onside in open play
- Knock-on or throw forward
- Kickoffs and restarts
- Players on the ground in open play
- Touch, quick thrown and lineout
- Penalty and free-kick
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2023 Ebb Tide Rugby Kit
After a SNAFYU with Kooga we are going with a new full-sublimated design from Xtreme Rugby. If you have already booked an order, we will refund the price difference to you. This gives those who didn’t get in early another chance for the warm-up tracksuit, name-labelled kitbag or shorts. We are promised a 4-week delivery from when we book the order.
How to order:?
- Put your name, size and quantity in the eTransfer memo.
Jacket: X-Treme Warmup
Pants: X-Treme Warmup
- Material: Quick Drying and Rugged Taslan Polyester.
- Colour: Dark Gray-on Black Ebb Tide Thunderbird Pattern with Ebb Tide Logo
- Price: $55 jacket, $45 pants or $85 for both
Shorts: X-Treme CMRU logo shorts
- Material: rugged quick-dry stretch polyester
- Pocket: includes mouthguard pocket under waistband
- Colours: white, black, yellow, purple
- Price: $40
Kit Bag: X-Treme Rugby
- Colour: red/white/black
- Includes: shoulder strap, zippered pocket in bottom of back for boots
- Price: $75
Gilbert G-TR4000 trainer ball: $45
Trainer ball with TRI grip technology. Gilbert's new patented Triangular surface grip pattern represents a major step forward in grip technology on training balls. Tests have shown that this new more defined pattern is hard wearing and allows the player more surface area contact with the ball when handling.
- 3 Ply poly-cotton and cotton laminate
- Durable rubber surface
- Hand stitched
- Ebb Tide logo
Elbow Sleeve T-Shirt: $20
- Special sale price
- All sizes except Large
- Black or red sleeves: please specify
Ebb Tide Pins: $4
Show off your club clours with this impressive pin.
Ebb Tide Club Ties: $25
Fashionable tie to show off with your club blazer.
Ebb Tide Club Toque: $25
Ebb Tide trains at various fields during the year but our main facility during the season is Bullen Park in Esquimalt
Thursdays @ 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Most arrive to warm up at 5:15 pm
next to Esquimalt Recreation Centre
Changeroom #4 in Arena
527 Fraser Street, Esquimalt, BC
Tel: (250) 412-8500
To check the field status, click here.
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1765 Lansdowne Rd,
2451 Windsor Rd,