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USA Rugby Elite Cup

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Sport  Rugby union football
Replaced by  USA Rugby Super League
Inaugural season  2013  (first and only)
Number of teams  8
USA Rugby Elite Cup
Country  United States (USA Rugby)
Champions  San Francisco Golden Gate RFC

The USA Rugby Elite Cup is a defunct American rugby union football competition which ran for just one season in 2013. The competition was founded in 2012, replacing the USA Rugby Super League involving top USA rugby clubs. The inaugural Elite Cup tournament began on 16 March 2013, but the competition folded at the end of 2013.


Pool stage

Two pools of four teams play three games, one against each other team in their pool. There is no inter-pool play. The pools are divided geographically, East & West. Four points are awarded for a win and two points for a draw. A bonus point is awarded for a loss by seven points or fewer, or for scoring four tries or more. The top two teams from each pool qualify for the semi-finals. The two pool winners have home field advantage.

Knock-out stage

The semi-finals are East 1 vs East 2 and West 1 vs West 2. The semi-finals are played at the home stadiums of the higher-seeded teams.


USA Rugby Elite Cup Wikipedia