RC Exhibition & Tournament Sanctioning

Details for sanctioning of Exhibition Games and Tournaments

Information on event sanctioning is shown below.

RC Rugby Event Sanctioning Information: https://reg.sportlomo.com/registration/member-registration/content-page/10033047

On-Line Event Sanctioning Form: https://rcadmin.sportngin.com/register/form/912603780

Event Roster Form and Referee request forms available below:

Rugby Canada Roster Form.pdf
2019 Request for RO Referees_Clubs .pdf

Dear Club Presidents and Secretaries

As we head into the time of the season where many of you are organizing exhibition/practice matches prior to the start of the regular league season, it is important to ensure that any such matches are sanctioned by Rugby Canada and Rugby Ontario. This is to ensure that the required insurance is in place for the match and that a referee can be appointed.

Please note, the sanctioning process must now be undertaken online through the Rugby Canada website. The link is with all the relevant information is:


The link to the sanctioning form to complete is:


Rugby Canada charges a $150 sanctioning fee for exhibition matches. Rugby Ontario has been communicating with Rugby Canada for past few weeks with a view to waiving this fee for exhibition matches where both teams are from Ontario Member Clubs and all participants on both teams (i.e. players, coaches, match officials) are currently registered. I am pleased to advise that following a meeting with Rugby Canada yesterday, this fee is now being waived in these circumstances. However, if any participant in the match is not currently registered then the $150 sanctioning fee still applies. Only one of the participating Clubs needs to submit the sanctioning request. Usually this would be the home Club.

In order to waive the fee, Clubs will require a discount code to be entered at checkout when payment is requested. Please email Elisa DiGiulio at edigiulio@rugbyontario.com to get such a code. Please note each code may only be used once, so if you are intending to play multiple exhibition games you will need multiple codes.

To request a referee appointment for a sanctioned exhibition match, please complete the attached form and email to our Match Official Coordinator David Bushell at dbushell@rugbyontario.com.

For those who have already submitted an exhibition game request for 2019 and paid the $150 fee, if you wish to request a refund please email Nina Mittendorf at Rugby Canada at NMittendorf@rugby.ca

If you require any further information or if Rugby Ontario can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact either Elisa or myself.


David Patterson

Rugby Ontario

Director of Administration & Member Services

Office: 647 560 4790 Ext 1003