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George Richards - An Inspiring Story of a Rugby Player

George was a premier hooker for the Tridents before the scrum collapsed. He honed his considerable skills playing with a Barbarian side based in the United Arab Emirates before moving to the U.S. and joining the Miami Trident RFC.

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A Giant Awakens: New Rugby Movie

Some of you know me as the coach of the Peninsula Seahawks Junior High team.  Some of you may know me for generating revenue for the Pacific Coast Rugby Union.  We may have met on the pitch a few years back when I played for Mission.

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Actor Matt Damon in Rugby Training for Nelson Mandela Film

The Hollywood actor is starring in a new film about Nelson Mandela's attempts to unify the country after apartheid, focusing on the Springboks' 1995 Rugby World Cup triumph.

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Actor Morgan Freeman Pledges Money to Rugby Fund

In support of players whose careers are ended by injury.

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Jogger Killed by Falling Branch - Former Rugby Player

Katie Ladany played rugby at Bucknell University. Another young life lost...too soon.

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UPDATE Rugby Teams Mourn Player

Josias A. Sterling '08, Temple '12 was swept up in a riptide off the Ocean City, NJ coast on Friday, July 24, 2009. His body was recovered on August 3.

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IRB Council Selects England as RWC 2015 and Japan as RWC 2019 Hosts

The International Rugby Board Council has awarded Rugby World Cup 2015 to England and Rugby World Cup 2019 to Japan. The decision, which was approved by a vote of 16 to 10, ratifies Rugby World Cup Limited's recommendation announced last month.

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Kutztown U Rugger Named to World Games

Marco Barnard playing in the World Games in Kaohsiung Chinese Taipei

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Marco Barnard

Kutztown University's Marco Barnard selected to the USA Rugby All-American Team

Kutztown University's Marco Barnard has been selected to the USA Rugby All-American Team for the third time in three years.

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MARFU U23 Women take Third at 2009 USA Rugby NASC

17 EPRU players were part of the MARFU U23 All Star Squad.

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ELV Recommendations are NOW in Effect

On May 17, the International Rugby Board Council ratified recommendations made by the IRB Rugby Committee and approved 10 of the 13 global Experimental Law Variations (ELVs) for adoption into the Laws of the Game.

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USA Rugby Women's Sevens Coach Announces Plan for 2009

Newly hired head coach of the USA Women’s Sevens Team, Sue Parker, has announced a plan for 2009 that is geared towards building a strong foundation for the Women’s National Seven’s Program.

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MARFU U23 Squad Announced for 2009 National All Star Championships

On behalf of the Mid Atlantic Under-23 Program, I'm pleased to announce the 2009 National All Star Championship Squad*. Through the U23 Developmental Program, LAU Championsip, positional/skills camps, LAU and TU collegiate championships, and this weekend's grueling 2 day trial (attended by over 60 players), the following 24 players and 6 traveling reserves were identified for the June competition.  Named players represent 18 different college, club, and U19 programs.

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Lancaster Roses Headed to Div 2 National Championship

Lancaster to face Albuquerque Aardvarks on May 30 in Glendale, CO

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USA Rugby Announces its Men’s International Player Pathway

The pathway has been designed to give all male players a pathway to international rugby and ultimately selection for USA Rugby’s National Team, the Eagles.

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USA Rugby Announces 2009 Women’s All-American Selection

Seven EPRU players representing Shippensburg, Delaware and LaSalle are honored as Division II All-Americans.

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Olympic Rugby Action - see the USA v France final from 1924

1924 Olympic Games rugby final...USA vs. France in video.

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Shippensburg Women Win Second National Championship

by defeating Washington State and Stonehill College

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USA Rugby Collegiate Championships - Shippensburg and Delaware Women in Final 4

PALO ALTO, Calif. – USA Rugby is set to host the top men’s and women’s collegiate teams from around the nation at the 2009 National Guard Collegiate Championships at Stanford University’s Steuber Rugby Stadium on May 1-2.

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