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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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National Development Summit, Baltimore

2017 National Development Summit in Baltimore, MD

The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, in the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore, will host the 2017 National Development Summit. Over 500 people attended the 2016 Summit. Early registration ends October 16th!

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Men's Collegiate Tiers 1 & 2 Fall 2016 Schedule

The Fall 2016 Schedule for the Men's College teams, Tier 1 and Tier 2, has been announced. See link below for schedule. Questions can be directed to Jon Niles, Men's Collegiate Coordinator, at jon.m.niles@gmail.com

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Women's Collegiate Tier 1 Schedule - Fall 2016

The Tier 1 Women's Collegiate Schedule has been announced. See link below for schedule. Questions can be directed to Scott Stratton, Wm's Collegiate Coordinator, at sstrattonrugby@gmail.com

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Women's Collegiate Tier 2 Revised Schedule

Check out the Revised Tier 2 schedule! A host is needed for the Tier 2 EPRU Championship on 10/29 and 10/30. Contact Tier 2 Women's Collegiate Coordinator, Liz Czajkowski at liz.czajkowski@yahoo.com

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EPRU News - Special Report - Aug 9 2016

The USA women take 5th at the Summer Olympics in Rio.

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Annual General Meeting of Members

Sunday, September 18, starting at 1:00, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, PA. ALL members (that includes men's and women's clubs and men's and women's colleges) must send at least one representative to this Annual General Meeting. If you have a question if your team is an EPRU member, go to the Teams section on the Home page of www.epru.org and choose from the menu on the left.  

 

Meeting location:

Crowne Plaza Hotel, 260 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

 

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Wilmington Rugby

Atlantic Cup XVs Tournament

With the fall season matches starting just a few weeks after, the Atlantic Cup hosted by Wilmington Rugby is the best opportunity for teams to prepare for their first competitive match of the fall.

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - Aug 5 2016

The USA men and women will soon participate in the Summer Olympics in Rio.

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Moravian College Men Seek Assistant Coach

Moravian College is looking for a Level 200 Certified Coach to assist at practices and matches. Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 pm, with the majority of matches played on Saturdays. Travel costs can be covered by the club's funds. The club is being built from the ground up with two championships under its belt in its first year. All inquiries can be directed to the club president, Shane Casserly at stsnc13@moravian.edu.

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Nominations Open for Board of Directors

Nominations for candidates for the EPRU Board of Directors are now open. If you, or someone you know, might have an interest in serving, submit a short bio by September 1st to secretary@epru.org to include current club/college affiliation, address, phone, email(s).. Candidates must be CIPP'd with an EPRU member team and be at least 18 years old. The next Board meeting will take place after the Annual General Meeting on September 18th.
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