Touring

International Tours

All players leaving or entering the USA must complete a form in order to be eligible to play in the USA or the destination country.

*Forms must be submitted at least four weeks before departure date.

Applying for Approval to Play Internationally
When clubs and players plan to play rugby in another country, it is mandatory that they receive "approval" from their governing rugby union. The union researches the applicants background and determines the applicants "standing" (registration, behavior, contractual obligations, etc.). The applicants standing will determine whether approval is granted or denied. Once an applicants standing is determined, a letter is sent to the applicant, and the foreign union involved.

Receiving approval to play in a foreign union is mandatory worldwide. Clubs and players traveling from the USA to play in a foreign country (even exhibition matches) should expect to be asked for their letters of approval from USA Rugby. Likewise, U.S. clubs planning to host foreign clubs or players should also request the appropriate approval letters obtained by the visiting club or player. In each case, it is up to the visiting club or player to obtain approval from their national union.

If you are a club looking for an Inbound Application, please check with your local union.

Please note that international tour applications (clubs inbound and outbound) must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the date of departure. International transfers (individual inbound and outbound) must be submitted at least three weeks prior to date of departure. Please plan accordingly.

Individual Outbound Form
All USA players must complete the Individual Outbound form and return it to USA Rugby by fax (303-539-0311) or by email -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

International Club Tour Application
For teams and players leaving the USA to play in another country must complete this form at least four weeks before leaving the United States. Completed forms can be returned to USA Rugby by fax (303-539-0311) or by email -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Individual Inbound Form
All foreign players and referees must complete the Individual Inbound form and return it to USA Rugby by fax (303-539-0311) or by email -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Referee Outbound Form
All USA Rugby referees must complete the Individual Outbound form and return it to USA Rugby by fax (303-539-0311) or by email -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Expediting Options:

Form

Fee

Timeframe

Cutoff for processing

Appeal/Challenge Fee (General fee, not expedited)

$50.00

Must be timely (within 10 business days of decision)

3 business days prior to match/event

Waiver Request

$50.00

Within 14 business days prior to match/event

5 business days prior to match/event (Monday)

(Club) International Tour Clearance

$50.00

Within 10 business days prior to departure

3 business days prior to departure

(Individual) Int’l. Clearance

$50.00

Within 3 business days of match/event

3 business days prior to match/event

Certificate of Insurance

$25.00

Delivered by close of business (MST, M-F)

Request received by 5:00 pm


In honor of the USA Eagles vs. Ireland test match on June 8th in Houston, TX, USA Rugby is excited to partner with the premier sports tour operator in Ireland, Irish Rugby Tours, to bring exciting international competiton and travel opportunities to the USA Rugby membership.

Whether you are part of a club, college or high school team, Irish Rugby Tours can arrange customised sports tours for you in Ireland or elsewhere abroad. They have brought over 1500 teams to Ireland since being founded in 1998.

Why travel with Irish Rugby Tours?

  • Every sports tour is designed to meet YOUR requirements. You want rugby, we get you great, carefully selected games that match your standard. You want to party, we know the best places. Just let us know what you want on your tour.
  • Having flown all the way to Ireland, you don’t want to miss any sports fixtures. Our on the ground team works hard to ensure you get your full allotment of games.
  • So you don’t miss out on the social aspect of sports in Ireland, we’ll be sure to include post-match meals and entertainment with your host team.
  • You want value for your money; we deliver a first class service, super accommodations and luxury coaches for all travel.
  • Access to 6 Nations Match Tickets, Heineken Cup & Rabo Direct PRO12 Tickets.
  • Access to International Rugby Coaches.
  • Meet the Teams & Players.

USA Rugby Members Benefits

  • Free Rugby Kit from Rugby Imports for all Teams Touring.
  • Coach Travels Free of Charge (excluding Flights).
  • Each Member gets Rugby Boots Waterproof String Bag, Water Bottle & Cap.

No other operator can get you to meet the players and train with the Best Rugby Coaches in Ireland.

For more information, contact: George Hook Irish Rugby Tours Ltd. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: ++353.1.2070820
Fx: ++353.21.2380510
www.irishrugbytours.com
www.facebook.com/irishrugbytours


USA Rugby is proud to partner with Premier International Tours to provide premier rugby travel experiences for international player and fan rugby tours. Premier International Tours has been organizing international rugby and soccer tours for North American teams to Europe and South America for over 30 years.

Premier International Tours customizes the travel experience for teams, players and fans while providing first class accommodations and travel arrangements. The partnership with USA Rugby is currently offering tours on this year’s Sevens World Series Circuit through the 2015 World Cup in England.

“We believe that rugby tours are too important to settle for a one size fits all package. We assign a local representative to host your team and welcome you as a guest - a rugby friend from North America – not a tourist,” said Premier International Tours President Loek van Zijl.

Through this exciting partnership, USA Rugby is thrilled to help our members and fans discover how a love for rugby unites the world!

Upcoming 2013 Fan Tours

  • IRB HSBC Men's Sevens World Series in Glasgow and London
  • IRB Women's Sevens World Series in Amsterdam
  • IRB Rugby World Cup (RWC) Sevens in Moscow

What can you expect?

  • A first class tour
  • Admission fees to the RWC Sevens matches or Sevens World Series matches
  • Affordable yet suitable accommodations
  • On the ground services of our local staff

International Travel Options and Event Dates:

  • IRB HSBC Sevens World Series Men - Glasgow, Scotland - May 4 and 5
  • IRB HSCB Sevens World Series Men - London, England - May 11 and 12
  • IRB Women Sevens World Series - Amsterdam, Netherlands - May 17 and 18
  • IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens - Moscow, Russia - June 28-30

Program

Day 1
Arrival and transfer to your hotel
Day 2
Visit RWC Sevens matches or Sevens World Series matches
Day 3
Visit RWC Sevens matches or Sevens World Series matches
Day 4
Transfer to airport

Participant Prices Moscow IRB RWC Sevens:

  • US$ 751.00 for 3 nights – 3 star hotel

  • US$ 776.00 for 4 nights – 3 star hotel

  • US$ 846.00 for 3 nights – 4 star hotel

  • US$ 877.00 for 4 nights – 4 star hotel

Participant Prices Glasgow IRB HSBC Sevens World Series Men:

  • US$ 740.00 for 3 nights – 3 star hotel

  • US$ 856.00 for 4 nights – 3 star hotel

  • US$ 837.00 for 3 nights – 4 star hotel

  • US$ 933.00 for 4 nights – 4 star hotel

Participant Prices London IRB HSBC Sevens World Series Men:

  • US$ 925.00 for 3 nights – 3 star hotel

  • US$ 1,010.00 for 4 nights – 3 star hotel

  • US$ 1,041.00 for 3 nights – 4 star hotel

  • US$ 1,165.00 for 4 nights – 4 star hotel

Participant Prices Amsterdam IRB Women Sevens World Series:

  • US$ 650.00 for 3 nights – 3 star hotel

  • US$ 729.00 for 4 nights – 3 star hotel

  • US$ 745.00 for 3 nights – 4 star hotel

  • US$ 855.00 for 4 nights – 4 star hotel

Including:

  • 3 or 4 nights in centrally located hotel, twin sharing
  • Daily breakfast
  • Meet 'n' Greet at the airport
  • Airport transfers
  • 2 or 3 (Moscow only) day entry tickets to Category 3 seats
  • 4 or 5 day Travel Pass to public transportation system

Single room supplement $75.00 per night.

For a detailed proposal, please contact Premier International Tours at (800) 724-6076 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.