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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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Lehigh Valley Summer 7s

The Lehigh Valley Summer 7s has been hosted by the Lehigh Valley RFC for over 42 years! This tournament is open to 24 men's club teams and 16 women's club teams. The entry fee is $250, due by June 1.

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Philadelphia 10s

The Philadelphia 10s will be hosted by Northeast Philadelphia RFC at the Academy Sabres Field this year. The tournament is open to 8 club men's teams, 8 club women's teams and 8 social sides. The entry fee is $300, due by July 22. 

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Surfside 7s

The annual Surfside 7s will be hosted by the Philadelphia-Whitemarsh RFC in Stone Harbor, NJ. The tournament is open to 22 club men's teams, 16 club women's teams, 8 high school boys teams and social sides. The entry fee is $450, due June 1. Late fees will be $500 per team. 

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Cheesesteak 7s

The Cheesesteak 7s will be hosted by Brandywine Women's RFC at Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington, DE this year. The tournament is open to 16 club men's teams, 16 club women's teams, 4 high school boys teams and 4 high school girls teams.

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Harrisburg 7s

The Harrisburg 7s will be hosted by Harrisburg RFC at Campbelltown Fire Dept this year. The Tournament is only open to 18-25 club men's teams, 10-15 club women's teams and 8-10 social sides. The entry fee is $200, due by June 1st. After the due date the fee will be $250. 

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North Penn 7s

The North Penn 7s will be hosted by the North Penn RFC at John Clemons Memorial Park in Hatfield this year. The tournament is open to 20 club men's teams and 8 club women's teams. The entry fee is $250, due by June 7th. 

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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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Free Skills Clinic for Girls Grades 5-12

Free Skills Clinic for Girls Grades 5-12

Want to try the latest Olympic sport? All girls in grades 5-12 are invited to this instructional and fun clinic. No experience necessary! Bring a friend! Event is at YSC Sports, 224 County Line Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 on the upper turf field (outdoors) so dress appropriately!  For more info, whgirlsrugby@gmail.com

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