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U.S. Rugby Foundation Accepting Nominations for the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2020

January 31, 2020

Deadline for Nominations is January 31, 2020

The United States Rugby Foundation is accepting nominations for the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame ( Class of 2020. The nomination criteria are set forth below. Nominations for the Class of 2020 must be received by January 31, 2020.United States Rugby Foundation

U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame

2020 Class – Call for Nominations

The U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame was founded in 2011 and 68 individuals and three teams have been enshrined. The Class of 2019 included Vaea Naufahu Anitoni, Bob Causey, Jen Crawford, John Decker, Luke Gross, Shawn Lipman, J. “Tyke” Nollman and Don Reordan. The Class of 2020 will be honored at the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner which will be held in conjunction with a USA Rugby event. An announcement of this celebration will be made in the Spring. The following criteria will be considered by the U.S. Rugby Foundation for induction into the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame:                        

1. Distinguished participation in or contribution to interscholastic, intercollegiate, amateur or professional rugby by a player, coach, referee, promoter, doctor, physio, sports media personality or journalist.                        

2. While each nominee’s rugby achievements are the most important consideration, their conduct and record during and after the conclusion of their athletic endeavors will also be weighed.                        

3. Teams and groups are eligible for nomination and will be considered based upon the of difficulty of their achievement and the uniqueness of their achievement.

Anyone may nominate a candidate for induction into the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame. Please complete and submit a 2020 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame nomination form.

2020 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Nomination FormIn the area on the nomination form for playing career accolades/awards,please include individual records, captaincies, MVP Awards, # of international caps, representative sides, etc. Also include team championship titles.

To be nominated, a candidate must be retired from playing at the highest level they have achieved (e.g. International level) for three years. Nominations should state clearly what the nominee has achieved both on and off the field and the compelling reasons why the nominee should be selected for induction into the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame.

The United States Rugby Hall of Fame Selection Committee will review the nominations and select the Class of 2020. There is no limit on the number of inductees, but the target has been to add four to six new inductees into the Hall of Fame each year.

Visit the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame at more information about the United States Rugby Foundation and the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame, visit our website at or contact U.S. Rugby Foundation president Brian Vizard at 619-233-0765 or at