November 2016

Men's Collegiate Tier 1 Playoff Schedule

Congratulations to the following teams on making the playoffs:
#1 NW Bucknell University
#2 NW Susquehanna University
#3 NW Albright College
#1 SE LaSalle University
#2 SE Lafayette College
#3 SE Widener University
Fields for playoffs should be a minimum of 60m wide (NSCRO standard for playoffs). Fields that do not meet this standard will not be used for playoff matches. Home teams should look to secure alternative locations if their fields do not meet the standards. Football fields with goals at the back should not be used for playoffs. 

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2016 Men's Collegiate Tier 1 Championship

Harrisburg RFC has been named as the host of the 2016 EPRU Men's Collegiate Tier 1 Champions Cup Finals. The match-up is Bucknell vs Susquehanna at 1:00 pm at Memorial Park, Highspire, PA.

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Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship

2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby 7s Championship

The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, featuring the top rugby college teams in the nation including Cal, UCLA, Penn State, and St. Joseph’s, will return to Philadelphia next June 3rd and 4th! 

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NSCRO Women's Collegiate Results

Mount St. Mary's University hosted the Women's Collegiate NSCRO Mid Atlantic Regionals on November 12-13. On Saturday, MSMU defeated York College of PA 20-17 to advance to the final on Sunday vs. Lee University. In a tough loss, MSMU fell to Lee University by a score of 29-26. Neumann University traveled to Granville, OH for the NSCRO Central Region playoffs. On Saturday, Neumann won 35-29 over Denison University and faced SUNY Cortland the next day. SUNY Cortland came out on top 43-24.

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Toys for Tots

Annual Toys for Tots Happy Hour

Philadelphia Women's Rugby, along with the Schuylkill River Exiles Men, are hosting the annual Toys for Tots Happy Hour at O'Neals Pub on December 3rd from 8pm to 11pm. Bring an unwrapped toy and receive happy hour specials. If you play rugby, all backs should bring a toy for girls and forwards for a boy. All toys will be donated to the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation. Be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event (link below) to get all the latest details. O'Neal's Pub is located at 611 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Bucknell University - EPRU Champions Fall 2016

NSCRO Men's Collegiate Championship Results

In the NSCRO Mid-Atlantic South Region, Bucknell University defended its East Penn RU title beating Susquehanna University 55-41 while Catholic University edged American University 26-21 in the Capitol RU playoffs. On December 3, Bucknell will host Catholic and Loyola will host Susquehanna in the NSCRO playoffs. The winners will qualify for the Mid-Atlantic South Region Championship on April 1-2.

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Rugby Referee

Level 1 Officiating 15’s Course in Aston, PA FREE for EPRU Members

Interesting in being a rugby referee? Take a course in Level 1 course for officiating 15s games. The course focuses on the principles of rugby, game knowledge, the role of the referee, and referee preparation (including planning and risk management).

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Sara Cox, first female rugby referee

Try on Rugby! Refereeing Course for Women - FREE for EPRU Women

Rugby NJ is sponsoring a Level 100 Referee Course for Women Only. Try On Rugby!  It will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at Atlantic Sports Health (111 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ) from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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Bucknell & Susquehanna to Participate in NSCRO Mid-Atlantic Qualifiers

UPDATE 12/3/16:  Bucknell 38 - Catholic 43, Susquehanna 34 - Loyola 59  Two EPRU men's collegiate teams have qualified for NSCRO playoffs. Bucknell University will take on Catholic University (at Bucknell) in the Mid-Atlantic North Qualifier. Susquehanna University will travel to Loyola University in Baltimore, MD in the Mid-Atlantic South Qualifier. Both matches kickoff at 1:00 on December 3, 2016.  Good Luck to our representatives!

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Youth Rugby Clinic

Free Youth Rugby Clinics in Susquehanna - Boys & Girls grades 3-12

December 11th, 2016 and again on January 8th, 2017 the Buffalo Valley Youth Rugby (BVYR) is hosting a free Youth Rugby Clinic in Susquehanna!

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