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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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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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Mount St Marys Winter

Winter Coaching Courses Scheduled - Register Now

Three coaching courses will be hosted by two EPRU teams this winter; two Level 200 courses and one Level 300 course. Courses take place at Wesley College in Delaware and Mount St. Mary's in Maryland. Two additional courses are being offered, one hosted by RugbyPA.

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Report Your Team Officer Changes Using Our Online Form

ALL teams are required to report their officer changes immediately after the election or appointment of new club officers OR any change in address, phone or email. Use the form at http://www.epru.org/game/forms/update-your-club-officers

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Happy Holidays

Trees, Wreaths and Garlands (Oh My)

The Holidays are upon us and that means it's time for the annual Philadelphia-Whitemarsh RFC Christmas Tree sale. Also, Bishop Shanahan is accepting orders this week for wreaths and garlands. 

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Rugby Business Network

Greater Philadelphia Rugby Business Network Meeting

Be an active participant in growing rugby. Come to the 2nd RBN meeting on January 28 at the 1847 Financial Office in Conshohocken, PA. They will also be hosting a USA Sevens watch party on March 4th.

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

It's playoff time in EPRU country with big games coming up and exciting results to report. Want to host a playoff of your very own? The deadline for applying to host a MAC championship event is Nov. 30. 

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Crispin Cup Tournament

hosted by Reading Men's RFC at Schlegel Park. Open to 8-10 club men's and 2-4 college men's teams. Entry fee $150 due by Nov. 27. *Note* NO alcohol permitted
Tournament Director: Jason Bartlow  jbart1985@gmail.com   484-794-8702

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Women's Collegiate Mandatory Meeting

Please have a representative from your team (should be an executive board member) at the mandatory meeting on November 22  at Franklin & Marshall College in Stahr Auditorium (Bldg Stager Hall 102). Directions below. If you fail to attend the meeting, your club will receive a $100 fine and you will not be entered into league play until the fine is paid.

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Wilmington Rugby's Community Service Thanksgiving Dinner

Unique Partnership: Burly Men, REALTORS® and Members of the Boys and Girls Clubs in Wilmington.

Partnership to support community service initiative of real estate professionals and amateur sports teams

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Moravian College - Tier 2 Champions, Nov 2015

First-Year Team Moravian College Wins Tier 2 Men's Collegiate Championship

November 14, 2015 saw some hard fought battles among the EPRU Tier 2 teams in the Rugby 10s format. The day started with a tough win for Moravian, as one of their players suffered a serious concussion 3 minutes into the first half following a head-to-head collision.

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NSCRO Playoff Dates/Locations and 7's Qualifiers/Hosting

NSCRO has updated some of the dates and locations of their Regional Championships below.  For the latest information on dates and locations of  qualifying matches, check the Playoffs page on their website

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