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Women's Collegiate 7s League - Spring 2016

The tournament schedule for the EPRU women's spring 7s league has been announced. Tournaments will take place at Ursinus, Gettysburg, Muhlenburg, Wesley, Mount St. Mary's and Susquehanna before the women's sevens championship at F&M in April. 

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Law Changes from World Rugby

World Rugby has published a number of minor law changes. A summary of the changes is here: http://rugbyrefsny.com/?p=572 USA Rugby has decided they will be in effect immediately.

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Rugby Referee

RESCHEDULED DATE: Level One 15's Officiating Course PLUS Free 'Try on Rugby' Ref Program for Women

New date and location. Get your Level 1 15's Referee Officiating Certification! You can earn extra spending money on the weekends and give back to the sport you love. The EPRU is hosting this course at Philadelphia University from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 28. Registration is now open! http://usarugby.org/referee-courses

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Frostbite Tournament

2016 Frostbite Tournament

Two day round robin tournament, February 27 & 28, open to college men and women, high school boys and girls and U-15 Tackle teams. Entry fee $400. Tournament Director: Tom Hallowell thallowellpa@gmail.com  717-434-8383  *Note* no alcohol, no smoking, no pets permitted at event

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Wayne State

2016 NSCRO Women's 7's National Championship

The 2016 NSCRO Women’s 7s National Championship will be held April 30-May 1, 2016 at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte, NC. Franklin & Marshall College is a host school for the preliminary round. The Mount's Tasha Akoto and Meghan Reed have been named to the all-tournament team.

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Susquehanna University

EPRU Women's Collegiate 7s Championship

The 2016 EPRU women's collegiate sevens championship will be hosted by Franklin & Marshall College on April 16th. Structure for the 16-team tournament is below.

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - Jan. 27, 2016

Don't miss the mandatory meetings taking place this week: the Referee's Society annual meeting and Tier 1/Tier 2 Men's College Meeting. Plus. there are updates on winter clinics including finding a facility for the women's collegiate basic skills clinic on Fen. 20. Check out all the latest news!

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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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