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IRB Strength & Conditioning Certification Course

This course is available to coaches interested in developing basic knowledge and understanding of practical conditioning skills.
The Strength & Conditioning course will be held Sunday, March 6, at Rutgers University in Werblin Gym starting promptly at 9 am.
 
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2016 MAC Women's Club Championship

UPDATE: The bid has been awarded to Philadelphia Women's RFC.  The location will be Alapocas Run State Park, Wilmington, DE.

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PWRFC Hall of Famers

Philadelphia-Whitemarsh Hall of Fame Banquet

The annual PWRFC Hall of Fame banquet will be held February 6th at Chester Valley Golf Club in Malvern, PA starting at 7 pm. Three new inductees will be honored; John Campbell, John Flamish and Pete Hesler. Tickets are available through PayPal (see link below). Silent auction items are also requested. Contact Tim Antoian at tim.antoian@gmail.com with any questions about payment or auction items.

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2016 Hogfest Tournament

Two day tournament, Oct 1 & 2, hosted by Wharton RFC. Open to MBA rugby teams. No entry fee. Tournament Director: Dan Sirotkin  sirotkin@wharton.upenn.edu  917-567-5607 

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Philadelphia 10s

3rd Annual Philadelphia 10s Tournament

One day 10's tournament, August 6, hosted by Northeast Philadelphia Irish RFC. We will accept and not exceed  16 men's club teams and 8 women's club teams. Brackets will be 8 Men's Premier, 8 Men's Social, 8 Women's. Entry fee $300 which can be paid at www.neprugby.com  Guaranteed three matches with a 4th game if making the championship. Email the Tournament Director: Dan Patterson  DanP215@comcast.net  215-787-8298

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2016 Harrisburg 7s Tournament

One day tournament, June 25, hosted by Harrisburg RFC. Open to men's and women's club teams and Old Boys. Entry fee $200 by June 1st. After June 1st $250. Tournament Director: Scott Strelec  hrfc.strelec@gmail.com  717-951-8149

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North Penn 7s

2016 North Penn 7s Tournament

One day tournament, June 18, hosted by North Penn RFC. Hong Kong format open to 20 men's club teams and 10 women's club teams. Entry fee $250 due by June 11. $25 discount per additional side. Three matches guaranteed. Tournament Director: John Lock  john.e.lock.iii@gmail.com  215-285-7143

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Wilkes Barre Rugby

CANCELLED: 2016 Break 'Em in 7s Tournament

Note* This tournament has been cancelled. One day tournament, May 21, hosted by Wilkes-Barre Breakers RFC open to 10 club men's teams and 4 club women's teams. Entry fee $200 due by May 1. After May 1 $250. Tournament Director: Mark T. Barry  marktbarry22@hotmail.com  570-472-1673

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2016 Son of a Beach Tournament

Round robin tournament, May 21, hosted by Delmarva RFC. Open to 9 men's club teams and 4 Old Boys/Girls teams. Entry fee $375 due by May 1. After May 1 $450. Tournament Director: Ryan Batdorf  RyDorf@yahoo.com  610-763-8509 *Note* No alcohol, no smoking at event

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Surfside 7s 2016

2016 Surfside 7s Tournament

One day tournament, hosted by Philadelphia-Whitemarsh RFC. Open to club men (competitive, open and Over 35) and women (competitive and open) as well as an Elite HS Boys 7s Invitational. Entry fee $475 due by June 1. After June 1st, $500. Tournament Director: Bryan Oteri  bgo5002@gmail.com  610-864-4840

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Women's Collegiate Basic Skills 7s Clinic

A Basic Skills 7s Clinic for collegiate women will be held at the Upper Providence Twp. Recreation Center on February 20. The Clinic is FREE for all EPRU member players/teams. Non-EPRU players/teams are welcome to attend for a $10/person fee.  Registration/RSVP to Scott Stratton at sstrattonrugby@gmail.com by February 15. The event is in a full size gymnasium so please, sneakers or soft-soled shoes only. 

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - Jan. 11, 2016

It's winter in EPRU land, and you know what that means—clinics, clinics and more clinics! Now's your chance to bone up on your rugby skills or train to be a coach or ref. Also, teams must turn in their tournament applications (by Feb. 15) and take care of other mandated activities—read all about it in this week's newsletter.

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Mandatory Men's Collegiate Tier 1 and Tier 2 Meeting

The EPRU will hold a meeting for Men's Collegiate Tier 1 and Tier 2 teams on Saturday, January 30 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. All teams must have a coach or officer in attendance. Any teams not attending will be fined $250 and be excluded from the league schedule until the fine is paid.

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2016 Annual Mandatory EPRRS Meeting

The 2016 EPRRS Annual Clinic will offer three separate locations on Saturday, January 30th. Remember, this is a mandatory session for all teams (Club, College, High School & Age Grade) that utilize the services of the EPRRS.  The Clinic will provide instruction for the year, as well as assistance for each club's officers in their dealings with the EPRRS.  The Clinic should take no more than two hours depending on questions from the crowd. 

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Experienced Coach Wanted for Hibernian Men's RFC

The HRFC is seeking an experienced coach for our men's club. Practices are at Falls Township Park (9125 Mill Creek Rd, Levittown, PA 19055) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 pm, with games taking place on Saturdays typically with a 1 pm kickoff (11 am arrival).

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1978 Hooligans win Ontario 7s

13th Annual George B. Yasso Golf Tournament

The George B. Yasso golf tournament returns to Southmoore Golf Club in Bath, PA on April 22 (rain or shine). This event raises funds for the George B Yasso Memorial Fund, which supports scholarships for youth activities in the Bethlehem area. A day of golf, renewing old friendships, and remembering George, a beloved center and hooker for the Bethlehem Hooligans RFC, and after retirement, a terrific referee.

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Coach Dan Benedict

Lafayette College Men's Rugby Receives Club of the Year Award

The Lafayette College Men's Rugby Team received the Aaron O. Hoff Award for Athletic Club of the Year. This award is presented to a club that has been well organized, has offered its membership and the College excellent opportunities for participation and/or competition with good sportsmanship, and has improved its membership or campus recognition.

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - Dec. 18, 2015

This is the time of year when teams need to update their information with EPRU and plan ahead for next year. Plus there are some great winter clinics coming up - read all about it! 

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Brumbies Rugby

Brumbies Rugby Academy Intensive Coach Development Course

Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD will host this well-known course. Maximize your coaching skills and earn USA Rugby Professional Development Credits (10 for the 2 day course, 5 for the 1 day course). Registration is now open at this link https://www.regonline.com.au/builder/site/?eventid=1794348

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2016 Tournament Applications Due by December 31st, 2015

If your club/college is hosting a tournament in 2016, NOW is the time to get your application in. Complete the Tournament Application Form and mail (with check) to EPRU by December 31st. For the form and hosting responsibilities, go to http://www.epru.org/managing-rugby/rugby-tournaments

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