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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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Joe Duffy, EPRRS Referee

Help Joe Duffy, East Penn Rugby Referee

Monday, June 29th, 2015, started like any other morning for East Penn Rugby referee Joe Duffy until the untamed hand of fate stepped in to alter many lives forever. Joe was on his way to work on Route 73 in NJ.  A multi-car accident set off a tragic series of consequences.  Joe received spinal injuries and required surgeries – to this day he remains paralyzed from the waist down. 

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Bucknell vs Susquehanna

Tier 1 Men's Collegiate Championship Info

UPDATE: 12/6/15:  Susquehanna University lost to Mount St. Mary's on December 6 by a score of 67-15.
UPDATE: 11/22/15: Bucknell 32 - Susquehanna 19 in the EPRU championship match on November 21. Susquehanna will play Mount St. Mary's University at Echo Field, Emmitsburg, MD on December 6 for a spot in the Sweet 16.
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EPRU Women's Collegiate Tier 2 Season Recap - Neumann & Swarthmore are Top Teams

The EPRU Tier 2 women's collegiate rugby season came to a close on October 24, 2015. The Tier 2 championship tournament at Neumann University in Aston, PA followed a season in which the Tier 2 division was divided into two brackets. These brackets provided a more formalized structure to Tier 2 competition and allowed emerging teams the opportunity to plan league matches and compete for the top seed in either the East or West bracket.

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GPRBN Invitation

Greater Philadelphia Rugby Business Networking Event

Please see below for a great new rugby initiative that is happening in our Delaware Valley region. Ultimately this global network brings people from the business world that have an interest in the sport of rugby together to interact and have a little fun. Please attend on November 19th (no cost to attend), partake in the always wonderful Union League refreshments and learn a little more about rugby and the ways it is penetrating and growing in our local community.

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Lafayette Hosting EPRU and MARC Matches on November 14th

Lafayette College will host two big men's collegiate matches on November 14th. Bucknell University will play an EPRU semifinal match vs Lafayette at 1:00 and the US Coast Guard will play in a MARC conference match vs IUP at 3:00.  Both matches at Metzgar Field.  See link below for flyer. 

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Mount's Katelyn Comeau

Mount St. Mary's Pulls Out Win Over Widener to Claim Women's Title

Saturday, Oct. 31 was the EPRU Women’s College Championship. Mount St. Mary’s University was ranked  #1 and Widener University was ranked #2. The weather was perfect and the match was heated from the very beginning.

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Men's Collegiate Tier 2 Championship

The Men's Collegiate Tier 2 Championship will be held on November 14th starting at 10:00 am at NE Philadelphia RFC's game field at Pleasant Hill Park (N Delaware Ave & Linden Avenues) Philadelphia, PA.
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White Horse Rugby's New Partnership

Keystone Girl's High School Rugby is partnering with White Horse Rugby Club to become the newest addition to the White Horse Rugby organization. Phoenixville White Horse Women's Rugby Club has a strong foundation with the men’s team which has been in existence for over 10 years. White Horse continued to expand with the successful addition of a women’s team in 2014 and a growing Rookie Rugby program in 2015.

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Level 200 USA Rugby Coaching Course

at Mount St. Mary's University, Horning Hospitality Suite, ARCC, Emmitsburg, MD  If you can't make the course at Wesley College in January, sign up for this one! Registration is now open on the USA Rugby website at http://usarugby.org/coaching-courses/course-calendar (link is external)
Remember that ALL teams MUST have a minimum Level 200 coach.

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USA Rugby Level 300 Coaching Course

at Wesley College, Media Center, 355 W. Duck Creek Road, Clayton, DE 19938. Registration is now open on the USA Rugby website at http://usarugby.org/coaching-courses/course-calendar (link is external)
You must hold a current Level 200 certification in order to register for Level 300.
 

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USA Rugby Level 200 Coaching Course

at Wesley College, Media Center, 355 W. Duck Creek Road, Clayton, DE 19938. Registration is now open on the USA Rugby website at http://usarugby.org/coaching-courses/course-calendar (link is external) 
Remember that ALL teams MUST have a minimum Level 200 coach.

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Schuylkill River Exiles

Host a MAC Men's or Women's Championship! Bids Due by Nov 30

The bidding process is now open for the Mid Atlantic Men's & Women's Club Championships. In 2016 the EPRU hosts the 15s championships (an EPRU team hosted the 7s championship in 2015). We need a host for the Men's & Women's events: Men's event on May 7-8, Women's event on May 14-15. Please complete the Bid Form (link below) and submit it by November 30th.
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Josias Sterling

Seventh Annual Apple Pie 7s

The Josias A. Sterling Memorial Apple Pie 7s Tournament returns to Edgely Field in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park for its seventh year on Nov. 27 (the day after Thanksgiving). 

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Important Tier 1 Women's Collegiate Upcoming Matches

There are a number of important matches coming up in Tier 1 women's collegiate rugby. The following list of top seeds and matches is updated as of 10/19/15.

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Important Upcoming Men's Collegiate Match-Ups

This weekend (Oct 24), Neumann travels to Lafayette for a 1pm game. Both teams are 4-0 and have maximum points. Winner takes control of EPRU Small College East.
 
Next weekend (Oct 31) Susquehanna travels to Bucknell. Both teams may go into the game at 5-0 with the winner taking the Small College West division and #1 seed into playoffs.
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USA Rugby Brains ove Brawn

USA Rugby Concussion Policy: See the Chart

Do you know what to do when someone suffers a concussion? USA Rugby places player welfare and safety at the very top of its priorities. This is especially true with concussions and head injuries. 

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