Protest and Appeals
Members, individuals, and clubs aggrieved by a decision, determination, or ruling by the MCR Competition Committee or concerning any MCR policy regarding matches or other competition matters shall have the right to file a protest of the decision.
A protest must be made in writing within three (3) business days of the date of a protested match or within ten (10) business days of the date of the notification of the decision to the MCR Chairperson.
A protest shall contain a factual summary of the basis for the protest, a copy of the rules, regulations and/or policies pertinent to the protest, a description of any and all evidence relevant to the protest and a description of the relief requested by the individual or club making the protest.
The MCR committee shall have ten (10) business days from the date of the receipt of the protest or of the hearing, whichever is later, to render a written decision. However, a committee’s failure to issue a written decision within ten (10) business days shall not be construed as grounds for granting the relief requested by the protest.
The individual or club who filed the protest shall have the right to file an appeal within ten (10) business days of the date of the written ruling made by the MCR Committee to the National Competitions Committee or USA Rugby.