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2017 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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2017 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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2017 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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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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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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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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Tier 1 Women's Collegiate Playoffs

Results are in! Mount St. Mary's defeated Neumann 39-26. MSMU will represent the EPRU at the NSCRO Mid Atlantic regional championship on November 12-13 hosted by Mount St. Mary's. Neumann will go to the NSCRO Central Regional Championship at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.The winner of that event will advance to the National Championship on December 3-4 at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Widener defeated Albright to take 3rd and 4th places respectively.

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