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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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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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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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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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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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RugbyPA East will be holding 7s high performance selection camps

RugbyPA High School Boys All State 7s Selection Camps

As part of RugbyPA’s developing high performance program, we are pleased to announce that RugbyPA High School Boys All State 7s Squad will represent the State at the New York 7s on Saturday, November 26 at Randall’s Island, New York City.

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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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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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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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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - Oct 7 2016

Six amazing athletes have been nominated as the EPRU Player of the Week this past month!

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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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Chris Castner

Chris Castner

Chris Castner sadly passed away Wednesday. September 28, 2016. It states in his obituary that Chris was the co-founder of the Hibernians RFC. I think everyone knows that Chris was Hibo Rugby.

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2016 Annual General Meeting Election Results

EThe 2016 Annual General Meeting was hosted on Sunday, September 18, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, PA. After voting took place, the EPRU gained new board members along with several returning representatives.

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Pitch Side Concussion Assessment

Pitch Side Concussion Assessment

The law amendment trial, known as "Temporary replacement - Head Injury Assessment", or the Pitch Side Concussion Assessment (PSCA), is a global trial in Elite Rugby (Professional/International) ONLY. 

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - Sept 15 2016

The EPRU will hold its Annual General Meeting for ALL members on Sunday, September 18th at 1:00 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, PA (next to the KoP Mall).

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Girls & Boys - Grades 3 to 12 - Free Non-Contact Rugby Clinic

Try out America's fastest growing team sport! No experience needed. Downingtown Rugby Club is hosting a free non-contact training clinic to introduce you and your parents to the sport and culture of Rugby. Open to students of any area school district. Register at www.DRFC.us Questions??  Contact drfcinformation@gmail.com  

 

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Over 35 and Want to Travel the World Playing Rugby?

Join the MARS team! MARS is a "Golden Oldies" side (35 and above) formed in 1985 in the Philadelphia area. The majority of MARS players are or were associated with teams in the EPRU (but that is NOT a pre-requisite to join!) Since 1985, MARS has participated in all but one Golden Oldies Festival. Most recently the team went to the 21st World Golden Oldies Festival in Cardiff, Wales. The next festival will be in Christchurch, New Zealand on April 22-29, 2018.
If you are interested in joining us, please email Andy Smith at has21249@gmail.com

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - Aug 25 2016

The EPRU will hold its Annual General Meeting for ALL members on Sunday, September 18th at 1:00 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, PA (next to the KoP Mall).

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I Didn't Get CIPPed

USA Rugby Membership & EPRU Dues

ALL club and player/coach/referee/admin enrollments will expire on AUGUST 31, 2016 (no matter when you signed up). Your club must enroll first, (PRIOR to September 1st but preferably before that date), so that your members can enroll with a registered team. Enrollment is done online at www.usarugby.org by choosing the Membership link at the top of the page.
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EPRU News - Special Report - Aug 16 2016

The USA men take 9th at the Summer Olympics in Rio.

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