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Susquehanna's Isayah Young-Burke

EPRU Men's NSCRO All-Conference 1st and 2nd Teams

Congratulations to all the players that were named to the EPRU Men's NSCRO All-Conference 1st and 2nd teams. Players were selected from nominations submitted by EPRU coaches. 

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Winter Touch Rugby

Winter Touch Rugby

Join the Phoenixville White Horse Women starting December 3rd at Phoenixville High School for some winter touch rugby! Touch will be every Saturday from 10am-12pm through February 25, 2017 and will take place on the upper turf (this is the one next to the baseball field, not in the stadium) and will be rain, snow or shine!

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Muhlenberg College Women Hiring Head Coach

Head Rugby Coach (Job #1703) - Part-time women's club rugby coach position.  Hourly compensation, approximately 300 hours expected annually. Successful candidate will work with student participants to plan for and manage competitive club rugby program in accordance with college policies and EPRU guidelines. Team currently competes in spring sevens with hopes of expanding to play fifteen​​s in the fall.

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Atlantic City Rugby Invitational

Hosted by Jersey Shore Sharks RFC at Veteran's Memorial Park, Galloway, NJ.. Open to 10-12 men's club teams. Entry fee $150 due by April 1. After April 1, $200. Tournament Director: Richard Moder  609-703-9147  coachmoder@gmail.com

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - Jan 5 2017

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

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Women's Club & College Teams - Feedback Wanted

The May 20, 2017 Son Of A Beach Tournament in Dewey Beach, Delaware is looking to expand this summer with a strong showing in the women's division. We 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. 
 
Please kindly take a minute to fill out this 3 question survey as well as pass it along. 
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EPRU magnets

Free EPRU Car Magnets & Window Clings

EPRU car magnets and window clings have finally arrived!

Show off your love for the EPRU! Send a request to secretary@epru.org with your order (number of magnets and/or clings) with your name and a shipping address. And you'll get your merchandise, FREE OF CHARGE!

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EPRU Apparel

NEW! EPRU Rugby Apparel Now Available

Thanks to Steamroller Rugby Supply we now have EPRU logo apparel available for purchase through our Team Shop on the Steamroller Rugby website. Keep warm in a fleece jacket, vest, or find a selection of long sleeve and short sleeve polos. They make great gifts, and don't forget to order your FREE car magnets and window clings!

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Philadelphia Gryphons Hiring Head Coach

The Gryphons are seeking a new head coach to start February 1, 2017.

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Scrumhalf Clinic - January 28

Scrum Half Clinic - January 28, 2017

The EPRU will hold a Scrum Half Clinic on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm in Collegeville, PA. The clinic instructor will be former USA Eagle scrum half, Mike Petri. Players who are members of an EPRU CIPP'd team will receive 3 hours of FREE instruction. Non-EPRU players are also invited and will only pay $15.00/person. Players must be 18 or older. The player clinic will run from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. No walk-in registrations will be accepted.  Players should use the form below to register.  Players should report to the clinic site at 12 noon to check in. COACH AND PLAYER REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!  WE HAVE REACHED OUR MAXIMUM LIMIT. 

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David Pocock will hope to make it third time lucky after being named in the six-man list to be crowned World Rugby's Player of the Year for 2015

World Rugby Announces New Measures to Limit Head Contact

World Rugby has further strengthened its commitment to injury prevention by announcing details of a zero-tolerance approach to reckless and accidental head contact in the sport.

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - Dec 15 2016

The EPRU Executive Committee and Board would like to thank all of you for being involved in this great game and helping it to grow throughout the USA.  Happy Holidays!

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Men's Collegiate Tier 2 Results

King's College and Holy Family University were named as Co-Champions of the Tier 2 Men's Collegiate Division.  Thanks to Jan Kretzschmar of King's for the following report:

Final Standings:

King’s College & Holy Family University tied for 15 points – co-champions
Swarthmore College - 7 points
Philadelphia University - 7 points
Lehigh Carbon Community College - 3 points

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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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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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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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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - Nov 17 2016

Are you up to date with all the most recent EPRU news? Check out our full list of upcoming events, playoffs, and match results!

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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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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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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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