EPRU News - The Rugby Report - Jan 5 2017

Registration Now Open for the Scrum Half Clinic - January 28, 2017

This clinic, for players and coaches, will be held in Collegeville, PA from 10 am to 4 pm. The clinic instructor is former USA Eagle scrum half, Mike Petri. Players who are members of an EPRU CIPP'd team will receive three (3) hours of FREE instruction!  Non-EPRU players are also invited and will only pay $15.00/person. Players must be 18 or older.

Coaches who are CIPP'd with an EPRU team will only pay one-half of the $60 fee and will receive 5 Professional Development Credits toward their coaching certification. The EPRU will subsidize the other half!  Coaches will receive five (5) hours of instruction. 

Register now! »

2017 Tournament Applications Due

If your club is hosting a tournament in 2017 (7's, 10's, 15's) then your Tournament Application is now due. Once approved, the tournament will be added to the EPRU's master calendar on our website. As of today, only 3 applications have been received (Atlantic City Invitational, North Penn 7s, Harrisburg 7s).

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Women's Club & College Teams - Feedback Wanted

The Son Of A Beach Tournament in Dewey Beach, Delaware is looking to expand this summer with a strong showing in the women's division. They are seeking feedback from local women's club & college teams during the early planning stages and would love input from team administrators as planning for the 2017 tournament gets underway. 

Take the three (3) questions survey » 

Philadelphia Gryphons Seek Coach

The Gryphons are looking for a new head coach to start February 1. Read the full description »

National Development Summit - January 13-15, 2017, Baltimore, MD

We are down to the wire on registering for the largest USA Rugby convention featuring tracks for coaching, refereeing and administration. Mike Friday, USA Rugby Men's 7s coach, will be one of the speakers. Sign up today » 

Winter Touch Rugby

Be brave! Join the Phoenixville White Horse Women for some outdoor touch rugby every Saturday until February 25 from 10 am to noon. Open to everyone! Join in today » 

New Head Contact Measures from World Rugby

In a change to law, World Rugby has redefined illegal (high) tackle categories and increased sanctions to deter high tackles via a law application guideline. This will apply at all levels of the game. Read more »

Update Your Club Officers

Has your club changed officers recently? Remember that all changes must be reported promptly to the EPRU through our online webform.  

Please include President, Vice President, Match Secretary, Treasurer, Head Coach (and Assistants if you have them). Colleges should also include Faculty Advisor and Collegiate Official in Charge of Rugby. Update your information »

EPRU Apparel and More

Steamroller Rugby Supply is now carrying EPRU logo'd apparel (fleece jackets, long and short sleeve polos, etc) so keep warm and show your support for the EPRU! Buy today »

Also get our EPRU Car Magnets and Window Clings for free! Order today »

Has Rugby positively impacted your life?

If so, you can submit your story for consideration in a book compilation of stories from around the world involving people at all levels of rugby and how rugby as positively impacted their lives. Submit your story to Positively Rugby's CEO, Jennie Reid, at positivelyrugby@gmail.com

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