October 2016

Tier 2 Women's Collegiate Championships

*Update* Tier 2 playoff match venues, KO times and match-ups have been determined.Top 4 teams will play at Gettysburg. Teams ranked 5-9 will play at Susquehanna.
*Note* The Tier 1 Championship will be played at the higher seed's field; Mount St. Mary's and Neumann will host games.

The top 4 Tier 2 teams playing at Gettysburg College are as follows:
1. Lafayette
2. Gettysburg
3. Juniata
4. Franklin & Marshall

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RugbyPA Seeks Youth Rugby Programs

RugbyPA is looking to continue to grow youth rugby in Pennsylvania and needs dedicated individuals throughout the state of PA that want to give back to the game of rugby and to the young athletes in their community by starting and building youth rugby programs.

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2nd Annual Crispin Cup 7s

Hosted by Reading RFC at Schlegel Park on Saturday, December 3rd. Open to 8 club men's teams, 4 college men's teams. Entry fee $200 by November 26th. Tournament Director: Colin Speck colin8289@yahoo.com or 610-401-4997

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2016 Josias A. Sterling Apple Pie 7s

For the 8th consecutive year, the Josias A. Sterling Apple Pie 7s will be held on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The tournament is run by Bill Gregory in memory of Josias A. Sterling.

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Schuylkill River Exiles

Schuylkill River is USA Rugby's Fastest Growing Club

USA Rugby reported the top 50 fastest growing rugby teams in the US and Schuylkill River is number 1.

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Greater Philadelphia Rugby Business Fall Networking Event

November 17th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Union Trust, 717 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 19106. Registration is now open. The speaker is David Niu, President of the American National Rugby League and AFL Global.

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A Ball Carrier Hurdling A Tackler (Fox Sports)

Is a ball carrier hurdling a tackler dangerous play?

The latest USA Rugby guideline for a ball carrier hurdling a tackler is discussed by Richard Every. Richard is USA Rugby's High Performance Referee Manager. It was informally discussed with World Rugby. It seems it should be addressed on a case by case basis.

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Women's Collegiate Mandatory Meeting

The yearly mandatory meeting for ALL women's collegiate teams will be held Sunday, November 20 from 1:00-3:00 pm. F & M College is hosting. Please be ready to send at least one (1) member of your team. We will decide location and dates of the 7's series matches, along with other items of business. Failure to send a representative will result in a $100 fine for your club.

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Susquehanna Men's Rugby Receives Alumni Contribution

The Susquehanna Alumni, Family & Friends Rugby Fund has been established to enable Susquehanna U Men's Rugby Club to have experiential learning opportunities by attending tournaments, camps and other related activities as approved by the University.The fund has been established with an initial contribution of $10,000 by 2015 rugby alumni Aaron Trate from Danville, PA. Aaron believes that Rugby can help students become leaders and great teammates throughout life. Aaron hopes that others will be inspired by his gift and support the Rugby program as well.

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King's College 7s Open

Sunday, November 20 - open to 4-8 club men's teams, 4-8 women's club teams, 4-8 college men's teams, 4-8 college women's teams. Entry fee $200 due by November 16. After November 16, $250. Format is round robin with knock-out round. Tournament Director: Jan Kretzschmar jankretzschmar@kings.edu  570-550-1788

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