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Atlantic Cup 2017 Rugby Tournament

Atlantic Cup 2017

Wilmington Rugby will be hosting the world famous Atlantic Cup XV Rugby Tournament back at the beach this year with Men's, Women's and Old Boys brackets!  Check out the attached flyer for more information and how to reserve a spot! 

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Courtesy of Schuylkill River Exiles RFC

Schuylkill River Exiles RFC Wins MAC 7s, Moves on to National Club 7s Tournament

On Saturday, July 22nd, the Schuylkill River Exiles RFC hosted the Philadelphia 7s in Doylestown, PA where the MAC 7s Championship was played.

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Courtesy of David Codell of Schuylkill River RFC

Club Spotlight: Schuylkill River RFC

With a lot of recent success, we take a look at Schuylkill River RFC's awards and achievements from their inaugural season to where they are today.

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Schuylkill River RFC

MAC 7s Championship Tournament

Schuylkill River RFC will be hosting the 2017 MAC 7s Championship Tournament on July 22, 2017 at Turk Park. The best men’s and women’s rugby teams in the Mid-Atlantic will compete in the Men’s Premier, Open, and Social divisions, as well as Women’s Premier and Open.

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - July 12 2017

Club Spotlight: Wilmington Men's RFC

The Wilmington Men's RFC has a very rich history dating all the way back to 1974. Wilmington RFC will be hosting their annual 7s tournament, the Blue Ball 7s, on July 15th, 2017. The tournament will take place at Appoquinimink High School.

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Wilmington RFC

Club Spotlight: Wilmington Men's RFC

The Wilmington Men's RFC has a very rich history dating all the way back to 1974 and has taken great strides to grow to where they are today.

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - June 28 2017

Exemplary Sportsmanship Displayed at 2017 Harrisburg 7s

Missed the Harrisburg 7s Tournament? Read up on the results from each of the three divisions from the tournament which took place at Campbelltown Fire Hall in Campbelltown, Pennsylvania on June 24.

Read the Recap of Harrisburg 7s Tournament »

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Wilimington RFC at Blue Ball 7s

Blue Ball 7s

The Blue Ball 7s Tournament will be hosted by the Wilimington RFC at Appoquinimink High School in Middletown, DE. The tournament is will host five (5) separate division. These division are Men's Premier, Women's Premier, Men's Open, Men's Social (limited to 4 teams), and Women's Social (limited to 4 teams). 

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Courtesy of Cody Fulton

Exemplary Sportsmanship Displayed at 2017 Harrisburg 7s

This past Saturday, the Harrisburg RFC hosted their 31st Annual 7s Tournament in Campbelltown, Pennsylvania at the Campbelltown Fire Hall. With a total of 37 teams from 3 different divisions competing in the tournament, players were able to witness the exemplary skill and talent that made these club rugby teams thrive throughout the area. 

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Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia Hosting Summer Rugby Camp

Local Philadelphia Clubs Come Together to Form 2017 Summer Rugby Camp

Three rugby clubs, all members of EPRU, will come together this summer to put together the 2017 Rugby Camp at the Frankford Boy & Girls Club.  The collaborating clubs include Schuykill River RFC, Philadelphia Women's RFC, and North Philadelphia RFC.

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North Penn RFC Men's Team

North Penn 7s Featured in The Reporter

On June 17th, the North Penn RFC hosted their annual 7s tournament at Clemens Road Park in Hatfield, Pennsylvania and the local newspaper The Reporter was on site to recap the success of the tournament. 

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Harrisburg Women's Rugby Club

Club Spotlight: Harrisburg Women's Rugby Club

The Harrisburg Women's Rugby Club added diversity to the Harrisburg Rugby Club community since the beginning of their creation in 1992. In the following two decades it has grown into a very successful program.

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - June 14 2017

An Open Letter to All Members of the EPRU

Please read this letter from Frank Lentz regarding the passing of Dana Bateman.

Read the Full Letter Here »

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North Penn RFC

Club Spotlight: North Penn RFC

Since 1988 the North Penn RFC has provided the opportunity for rugby players from the Hatfield, PA area to play on the pitch for the first time in their lives or for those looking to continue their rugby careers. 

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Rowan Rugby at the 2017 Ariel Re Bermuda 7s

Rowan University Hosting Rugby Clinic on August 5th

Rowan University is hosting their Rugby Skills Clinic on August 5th from 9am to 5pm. The clinic will take place on campus at the Rowan University Intramural Field and is open to all high school athletes.

The clinic gives high school students the opportunity to visit Rowan University's campus as well as work with collegiate rugby players and coaches on rugby skills. At the end of the clinic, participants will be able to learn more about rugby recruiting during a recruiting seminar with Coach Wilson. 

The cost of the Rugby Skills Clinic is $75 per participant.

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Mount St Mary's men's rugby team at the 2017 CRCs

Mount St. Mary's Wins Philadelphia Cup at 2017 CRCs

Mount St. Mary's Men's Rugby team became division champions after a 15-12 win over Fordham at the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate College Championship. 

Their division pitted teams such as Delaware, Rowan, Villanova, UPenn, and West Chester against one another to win the Philadelphia Cup. A round robin style tournament was played on Saturday, June 3rd with finals on Sunday, June 4th. There were two pools of three teams that played three matches each, the top four teams then were re-seeded and played semi final matches until a winner was determined. 

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Letter to all members of the EPRU

An Open Letter to All Members of the EPRU

As you are likely aware the EPRU suffered a significant loss both personally and professionally with the passing of Dana Bateman.  Dana had been Secretary for the EPRU for the past 40+ years and nobody can appreciate the amount of work that she did, and how much we relied on her.  We have been working intensely since her death to transition much of this work. Small tasks like transitioning the mail, the bank accounts, and 40 years worth of EPRU minutes and memorabilia have taken unbelievable amounts of time to accomplish.  

 

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - May 31 2017

The EPRU will host a photo montage, a brief memorial and a moment of silence for Dana Bateman at exactly 1pm at halftime of the Women's Rugby Final on Sunday at the Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC).

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North Penn Rugby team since 1988

North Penn Rugby Seeks New Head Coach

North Penn RFC has a long tradition of excellence and dedication since 1988. Although the club started out as a youth program, they now provide an opportunity for all levels of competition which includes their D3 Men's Club Team. They recently ended their 2017 Season with a competitive run in the EPRU D3 Playoffs with sights of a promotion to D2. 

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U23 7s success for Schuylkill River U23 7s

Schuylkill River U23 7s program storms into year 2

Philadelphia, Pa- Mid Atlantic Men’s Open Champions, 21-5 overall record, and a winning streak that hit 17 games spanning 4 tournaments. For any observer, those stats jump out at you, when you consider those accomplishments were garnered by a group under 23 year olds against some of the best men’s clubs in the Mid-Atlantic, it’s astounding. “It’s our first tournament and first match together, some guys don’t even know each other’s names yet, and we lose by 1 point on the last play of the game.

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