Men's College News

Rowan Rugby at the 2017 Ariel Re Bermuda 7s

Rowan University Hosting Rugby Clinic on August 5th

Rowan University is hosting their Rugby Skills Clinic on August 5th from 9am to 5pm. The clinic will take place on campus at the Rowan University Intramural Field and is open to all high school athletes.

The clinic gives high school students the opportunity to visit Rowan University's campus as well as work with collegiate rugby players and coaches on rugby skills. At the end of the clinic, participants will be able to learn more about rugby recruiting during a recruiting seminar with Coach Wilson. 

The cost of the Rugby Skills Clinic is $75 per participant.

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U23 7s success for Schuylkill River U23 7s

Schuylkill River U23 7s program storms into year 2

Philadelphia, Pa- Mid Atlantic Men’s Open Champions, 21-5 overall record, and a winning streak that hit 17 games spanning 4 tournaments. For any observer, those stats jump out at you, when you consider those accomplishments were garnered by a group under 23 year olds against some of the best men’s clubs in the Mid-Atlantic, it’s astounding. “It’s our first tournament and first match together, some guys don’t even know each other’s names yet, and we lose by 1 point on the last play of the game.

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Marywood University Now Hiring for New Rugby Programs

Scranton, PA - Marywood University is starting both men's and women's rugby programs and is now hiring. Applications are invited for the full-time Men’s and Women’s Head Rugby Coach/Administrator position. The primary responsibilities include recruiting, scheduling and related duties involved with head coaching a varsity club program.  Additional responsibilities include but not limited to administrative duties involving sports information responsibilities.

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EPRU 7s Series at PSU Berks

EPRU 7s Series at PSU Berks

This past weekend was the first EPRU Small College 7s series event for men's colleges hosted by Penn State Berks in Reading, PA. A total of 12 teams competed with two schools - Franklin and Marshall College and Susquehanna University - sending their 2nd sides to compete, while their 1st sides (along with Kings College) participated in the NSCRO 7s National Championship qualifier in St. Mary's City, MD.

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2017 Subaru 7s

Subaru 7s is hosted by Rugby Delaware at Alapocas Run State Park, Wilmington, DE this year. Open to 8 college men's teams, 8 college women's teams, 12 HS Boys teams, and 6 HS Girls teams. Entry fee $100-250 due by May 15.

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NSCRO Men's & Women's 7s Qualifying Tournaments - East Penn 7s

The NSCRO Men's 7s Qualifying Tournament will be hosted by Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. Contact Jon Niles. for additional details.
The NSCRO Women's 7s Qualifying Tournament will be held at Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington, DE. Contact is Scott Stratton for additional details. 16 team format with the winner receiving a bid to the NSCRO National Championship which will be held April 29-30, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Bucknell Rugby Aaron Tohme

EPRU Men's NSCRO All-Conference 1st and 2nd Teams

Congratulations to all the players that were named to the EPRU Men's NSCRO All-Conference 1st and 2nd teams. Players were selected from nominations submitted by EPRU coaches. 

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Men's Collegiate Tier 2 Results

King's College and Holy Family University were named as Co-Champions of the Tier 2 Men's Collegiate Division.  Thanks to Jan Kretzschmar of King's for the following report:

Final Standings:

King’s College & Holy Family University tied for 15 points – co-champions
Swarthmore College - 7 points
Philadelphia University - 7 points
Lehigh Carbon Community College - 3 points

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Bucknell & Susquehanna to Participate in NSCRO Mid-Atlantic Qualifiers

UPDATE 12/3/16:  Bucknell 38 - Catholic 43, Susquehanna 34 - Loyola 59  Two EPRU men's collegiate teams have qualified for NSCRO playoffs. Bucknell University will take on Catholic University (at Bucknell) in the Mid-Atlantic North Qualifier. Susquehanna University will travel to Loyola University in Baltimore, MD in the Mid-Atlantic South Qualifier. Both matches kickoff at 1:00 on December 3, 2016.  Good Luck to our representatives!

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Bucknell University - EPRU Champions Fall 2016

NSCRO Men's Collegiate Championship Results

In the NSCRO Mid-Atlantic South Region, Bucknell University defended its East Penn RU title beating Susquehanna University 55-41 while Catholic University edged American University 26-21 in the Capitol RU playoffs. On December 3, Bucknell will host Catholic and Loyola will host Susquehanna in the NSCRO playoffs. The winners will qualify for the Mid-Atlantic South Region Championship on April 1-2.

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Men's Collegiate Tier 1 Playoff Schedule

Congratulations to the following teams on making the playoffs:
#1 NW Bucknell University
#2 NW Susquehanna University
#3 NW Albright College
#1 SE LaSalle University
#2 SE Lafayette College
#3 SE Widener University
Fields for playoffs should be a minimum of 60m wide (NSCRO standard for playoffs). Fields that do not meet this standard will not be used for playoff matches. Home teams should look to secure alternative locations if their fields do not meet the standards. Football fields with goals at the back should not be used for playoffs. 

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2016 Men's Collegiate Tier 1 Championship

Harrisburg RFC has been named as the host of the 2016 EPRU Men's Collegiate Tier 1 Champions Cup Finals. The match-up is Bucknell vs Susquehanna at 1:00 pm at Memorial Park, Highspire, PA.

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Susquehanna Men's Rugby Receives Alumni Contribution

The Susquehanna Alumni, Family & Friends Rugby Fund has been established to enable Susquehanna U Men's Rugby Club to have experiential learning opportunities by attending tournaments, camps and other related activities as approved by the University.The fund has been established with an initial contribution of $10,000 by 2015 rugby alumni Aaron Trate from Danville, PA. Aaron believes that Rugby can help students become leaders and great teammates throughout life. Aaron hopes that others will be inspired by his gift and support the Rugby program as well.

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2nd Annual Crispin Cup 7s

Hosted by Reading RFC at Schlegel Park on Saturday, December 3rd. Open to 8 club men's teams, 4 college men's teams. Entry fee $200 by November 26th. Tournament Director: Colin Speck or 610-401-4997

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Pitch Side Concussion Assessment

Pitch Side Concussion Assessment

The law amendment trial, known as "Temporary replacement - Head Injury Assessment", or the Pitch Side Concussion Assessment (PSCA), is a global trial in Elite Rugby (Professional/International) ONLY. 

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Men's Collegiate Tiers 1 & 2 Fall 2016 Schedule

The Fall 2016 Schedule for the Men's College teams, Tier 1 and Tier 2, has been announced. See link below for schedule. Questions can be directed to Jon Niles, Men's Collegiate Coordinator, at

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Wesley College Men's Team Needs Coaches!

My name is D. Chris 'Coach Baby' Henry, the new Administrator & President of the Wesley Rugby Program in Dover, DE. 
I am currently recruiting a Head Coach and an Assistant for our Men's club, starting August for Fall 15's. 
All applicants must be USA Rugby Level 200 certified, approved through the Wesley College Administration by submitting a resume, valid drivers license and pass a security check.
At this time, unfortunately,  these are volunteer positions, however, pushing for a small stipend after budget approval.
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Susquehanna vs Franklin & Marshall

Susquehanna, F&M Battle in NSCRO National Semifinals

EPRU teams did very well in the National Small College Rugby Organization National Championship, held June 4-5, 2016 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA.

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URugby at Surfside Schuylkill River's 7s program

Schuylkill River 7s launches U23 Academy Team

One of the most successful 7s programs over the last decade, Schuylkill River RFC (Philadelphia, Pa), adds a new layer to its young, but storied history. Beginning this summer, Schuylkill River is proud to announce the formation of its U23 7s Academy that will compete throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. SR has tabbed one of nation's most well-known and renowned coaches, William "Biddy" Boyle, to guide this young squad. 

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Susquehanna University Men's Rugby

Susquehanna Punches Ticket to NSCRO Nationals

On March 19 Susquehanna University men's rugby won the 1st of 8 national qualifiers for the NSCRO National 7s Championship on a snowy field in Middletown, VA.

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Keystone Conference

Temple Captures Keystone 7s on Home Turf

Temple University captured the Cup at the second installment of the Keystone 7s series, held at Temple’s North Philadelphia campus on April 2. With one more leg to go, Temple and Madison Rugby sit atop the leader board tied in points.  

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NSCRO 7s Qualifying Tournament

East Penn Qualifying Tournament at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. Contact is Jon Niles <>

The National Championship will be held on June 4-5 in conjunction with the CRC 7s at Talen Energy Stadium (formerly PPL Park) in Philadelphia. Once again there are to be 8 Qualifier 7s tournaments leading to the 2016 National Small College Rugby 7s Championship.

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Kutztown Rugby

Register Now for the Kutztown Sevens

The 3rd Annual Kutztown Sevens will bring 24 teams to the Kutztown campus on April 23.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dates for Small College Playoffs & Championships

NSCRO Playoff Dates and Locations
Although we are still finalizing our playoff dates and locations, we are happy to report that our National Championships will still be held at some of the premier rugby facilities in the U.S --- Infinity Park (Men's Champions Cup), Founders Field (Men's Challenge Cup), the Rugby Athletic Center (Women's National 15s Championship) and PPL Park (Men's National 7s Championship).  

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New team - King's College (Scranton)

Five New Teams Join EPRU

Increasing numbers of colleges are recognizing that Rugby is a GREAT sport to sponsor. Locally, those now include, Immaculata University(Men) in Malvern, King's College(Men) in Scranton (pictured), Moravian College(Men) in Bethlehem, Wesley College (Men & Women) in Dover, DE. The EPRU welcomes our new members and we look forward to seeing great success in their programs. More information can be found on all these teams on this website under Teams.

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EPRU 2015 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the EPRU will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 13th. All teams are invited to send a representative to the meeting. Go to link below for additional details/directions.

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B Side Coach Wanted for Lafayette College Men

Not ready to be an A side coach yet but want to start coaching? Lafayette College Men are looking for a B side coach to develop their B side team. There is a stipend for this position! If interested, contact Dan Benedict, Head Coach, at or 610-533-3589.

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Force X Velocity

Rugby Combine through ForceXVelocity (Event Cancelled)

UPDATE June 7, 2015 - This event has been cancelled due to low registration numbers. There will be a Rugby Combine in NJ on June 13 so you can sign up for that event at!Force-X-Velocity-to-Host-New-Jersey-Combine-J...

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Tracking Camp

Future Eagles, Olympians Camp in Philadelphia - Try Out!

Male athletes wishing to try out for a national team, from the Junior All-Americans through to the senior Eagles teams in 7s and 15s, can apply to attend a USA Rugby National Tracking Camp. Though athletes are not required to possess prior rugby-playing experience, prospective athletes must be (or become) registered members of USA Rugby.

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Dragon Rugby Academy

Dragon Rugby Academy - June Camp

Registration is now open for male and female athletes ages 14-23. Dragon Rugby is partnering with Tiger Rugby to bring this exclusive opportunity to learn from the top coaches in the US. Our June camp will feature a combine-style atmosphere giving participants the opportunity to learn and show their skills in a professional environment.

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Second City Troop at the Bryn Mawr Polo Field

25th Annual Bryn Mawr Cup

The 2015 Bryn Mawr Cup is hosted by Second City Troop and will be held at the Bryn Mawr Polo Fields.

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CRC Collegiate Rugby Seminar

Free Collegiate Rugby Seminar with Mike Friday, USA 7s Coach

Collegiate and High School Coaches and Administrators are invited to a Collegiate Rugby Seminar titled "Program Building and Growing Stakeholders" on Friday, May 29 at 1:00 at the Sheraton Downtown in Philadelphia.

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Tackling Clinic at CRC 7s

Rhino Rugby 'Heads Up' Tackling Clinic at the CRC 7s

Register now for the clinic and to earn free tickets to the Collegiate Rugby Championship 7s at PPL Park. Former Philadelphia Eagles, Ike Reese and Hollis Thomas, will be there, as well as USA Eagle and New England Patriot, Nate Ebner. 

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Force X Velocity

Opportunity to Get Athletic Testing - Teams or Players

Force X Velocity (FXV), a New Zealand based company, is coming to America and will be scheduling Athletic Testing Combines for rugby players. FXV tests and collects accurate, reliable and objective athletic performance measurements and sports specific data using the most advanced athlete testing technology. FXV is now creating a Rugby Athlete Testing Standard.

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Susquehanna Men 7s team 4-11-15

Susquehanna University Men Qualifies for NSCRO National 7s

with a 33-7 win over Geneva College on April 11, 2015. The NSCRO National 7s Champion will be determined May 30-31 at PPL Park in Chester, PA in conjunction with the Penn Mutual CRC 7s event.
*Update* - Susquehanna placed 7th at the NSCRO National 7s and Alex Holderbaum was given an Honorable Mention on the All-Championship team.

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Surfside Sevens

2015 Surfside Sevens

Register now for Surfside Sevens Stone Harbor, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest 2015. Deadline extended ... Registration is $395 per team before June 1st, 2015.

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2015 Subaru Sevens

14th Annual Subaru 7s

The 14th Annual Rugby Delaware Subaru 7s take place May 16, 2015 at Alapocas Run State Park, Wilmington, Del. Brackets are open for Collegiate Men, Collegiate Women, U19 boys, U19 girls. Entry fee is $250 for collegiate teams, $200 for U19 teams.

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I Didn't Get CIPPed

USA Rugby Registration / Transfer Deadline - April 1, 2015

All players should be aware of the upcoming registration and transfer deadline for USA Rugby: Wednesday, April 1st 2015 at 11:59 pm MT. To fully understand this deadline, you are strongly encouraged to reference the USA Rugby Eligibility Regulations.

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URugby Challenge Cup

URugby Sevens Challenge Cup

The inaugural URugby Sevens Philadelphia featuring the URugby Challenge Cup, an inter-conference collegiate sevens tournament, takes place April 11-12, 2015. 

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Updated CIPP Enforcement and Forfeit Policies

The EPRU Board of Directors voted to update the CIPP Enforcement Policy and the Forfeit Policy at their meeting on February 8th, 2015. Club officers and coaches should become familiar with these updated regulations.

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EPRRS Announces 2015 Annual Mandatory Clinic Dates

The Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Referees Society (EPRRS) has announced the dates and locations for the 2015 annual clinic (Feb 7 and March 7). The clinic is mandatory for all teams utilizing EPRRS referees. 

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Frostbite Tournament 2015

CANCELLED: 2015 Frostbite Tournament

March 4, 2015 - Tournament has been cancelled due to snow/ice on the field.

Hosted by Hempfield/Penn Legacy RFC at Hempfield H.S., Lancaster, Pa. Open to College Men, College Women, HS Boys, HS Girls, Under 15 Tackle and Under 13 teams. Entry fee $375. Tournament Director: Tom Hallowell  717-434-8383

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2015 USA Rugby 2015 National Development Summit

USA Rugby's National Development Summit - Register Now

The 2015 National Development Summit in Chicago brings best practices in rugby development for all coaches, referees, and administrators around the country. This can't-miss event is sure to be one of the best events of the year with sessions and clinics from the country's top experts!

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Level 1 Referee Course in Bethesda, MD

A Level One Referee Certification will be held January 31 in Bethesda, MD at Georgetown Prep. Match officials are need at all levels, regardless of age/commitment/availability. As the sport grows, officiating has to grow more quickly than it has in the past. The Olympics inclusion will bring even more players to the sport with more and more games at all levels. This class is where that pathway starts so players have a chance to enjoy the game in a safe and fair environment. It's also a great opportunity for extra income.  Rugby and extra money - who could say No to that?

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Schuylkill River Exiles

Philadelphia Collegiate Cup - New 7's Format

Schuylkill River Exiles have announced their annual Collegiate Rugby Cup Tournament will now be a 7's format. The 19th annual event will be held on March 28, 2015 at Pennypack Park and will feature 24 men's college teams - 3 divisions of eight teams (Premier, Open, Social). Entry fee is $250 due by 1/31/2015. After 1/31/2015 the fee will be $300. 

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Serevi Rugby Camp

High Performance Player & Coach Camp

The Capital Rugby Union is partnering with Serevi Rugby to host this High Performance Camp the weekend of Feb 27-March 1 in Washington, DC. All coaches, 7s/15s/youth/hs/club/college, both certified and uncertified are invited to attend. All players, college and club, are also invited. Cost for coaches is $50, players $75. Details & registration at

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Atlantic Cup

43rd Annual Atlantic Cup XVs

hosted by Wilmington RFC at Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE. Open to 8-12 club men's teams, 3-4 club women's teams, 3-4 college men's teams. Entry fee $400 by July 15th. After July 15th, $450.
Tournament Director:  Will Baker  302-437-4161

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NSCRO Releases Fall Men's Rankings

The Fall 2014 Rankings for the NSCRO Small College Men's rugby Top 40 have been announced, with the EPRU's Susquehanna University making the top 10 at eigth.

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New England College

Men's Small College Rugby Championship Returns to Philly

The 2015 NSCRO 7s Men's Small College National Championship is returning to Philadelphia, PA on May 30 and May 31 and is again being held in conjunction with the CRC 7s run by United World Sports (formerly USA Sevens). Eight teams will head to Philadelphia for a chance to be crowned the Small College National 7s Champion. Both the semifinals and final are planned to take place in PPL Park Stadium on June 1. 

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Mandatory Men's & Women's Small College Meeting

The MANDATORY end of year league meeting for men's and women's colleges will be held on Saturday December 6th  at 1:00 pm at Franklin and Marshall College in Room 142 of the Ann and Richard Barshinger- Life Sciences and Philosophy Building (LSP 142) See directions below.

The room is LSP 142.  The building (Life Sciences and Philosophy Building) can be accessed by means of the Williamson parking lot.

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Neumann vs Lafayette

EPRU Small College Men’s Finals November 15, 2014

Saturday November 15 is the EPRU Small College Division Men’s Finals which will be hosted by Harrisburg Rugby and held at Campbelltown Fire Department fields.

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Crowne Plaza KOP

EPRU Annual General Meeting

The EPRU Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza, King of Prussia, PA beginning at 7:00 pm. All EPRU teams are invited to send a representative. The results of the election of the new Board Members will be announced. Other Union business will also be conducted. For directions,

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Additional USA Rugby Coaching Certification Courses (Level 200 & 300)

A one-day Level 200 Coaching Certification Course will be held August 9th at Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD. For information and to register, go to

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IRB Strength & Conditioning Certification Course

USA Rugby Coaching Development Program is pleased to offer the IRB Strength and Conditioning Certification course to coaches interested in developing basic knowledge and understanding of practical skills. The course will provide an ideal opportunity for coaches to increase their understanding of rugby training and its application to coaching. The primary aim of the course is to help coaches prepare a player to safely play rugby and reduce the risk of injury.

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Coaching Clinic - Level 200 Certification - August 9th

A USA Rugby Level 200 Coaching Course will be held on August 9 at Christian Brothers Academy, 850 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, NJ 07738. The Level 200 courses consist of a required prerequisite online session and a 1 day in person clinic.

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25th Annual Bryn Mawr Cup

The 25th Annual Bryn Mawr Cup 7's Invitational Tournament, hosted by Second City Troop RFC, took place June 21 in Bryn Mawr, PA. The Misfits pulled out a win over the Lancaster Roses to take home the title.

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New England College Champions

New England College Reigns Supreme in Small College 7s

by Howard Kent and Steve Cohen, NSCRO

The second NSCRO National 7s Championship was held in conjunction with the USA Sevens CRC 7s event at PPL Park in Chester, PA this past weekend and was a great success! 

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2014 Subaru Sevens

2014 Subaru Sevens Results

The 13th annual Subaru 7’s took place this past Saturday May 17 under blue skies at Alapocas Run State Park, Wilmington, Delaware.

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2nd Annual Pocono Olympic 7s

The Pocono Olympic 7s tournament will be held on the picturesque campus of East Stroudsburg University, in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania. Following up on last year's success, this promises to be a great competition set at an outstanding venue playing Olympic 7s Rugby.

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NSCRO Men's National 7s Championship May 31-June 1 2014

The NSCRO Men's Small College National 7s Championship will take place on May 31-June 1 in conjunction with United World Sports (formerly USA Sevens) Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) 7s at PPL Park near Philadelphia, PA.

From April to early May, eight qualifying tournaments were held throughout the country with 60 different NSCRO college teams participating. The eight small college teams that qualified are:

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Final NSCRO Men's Top 40 Rankings

NSCRO has released its final top 40 rankings for the men's small colleges. With 215 teams participating this past competitive year, these clubs stood apart from their peers. The basis for the rankings include Union/Conference league and playoff results, NSCRO playoff results and input from both NSCRO officials present at playoff events, coaches and league officials. 

Refer to the NSCRO website for the final national playoff brackets and the standings for all 4 regions.

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U of N Florida and Franciscan U 2012 NSCRO

NSCRO National Championship in Colorado April 26-27

The 2014 NSCRO National Championship takes place this coming weekend - April 26-27, in Rugbytown, USA - Glendale, Colorado. The venue is Infinity Park Stadium, the mecca for Rugby in the U.S. 

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Susquehanna U Men's 7s Team

Susquehanna Qualifies for NSCRO 7s Nationals

The Susquehanna University Men's RFC competed at the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) 7s Qualifier on April 5, 2014 in Grove City, PA. The event is one of the eight national qualifiers for the NSCRO 7s National Championship being held May 31-June 1 at PPL Park in Chester, PA. A total of nine teams competed. In their first pool play match, Susquehanna defeated Robert Morris University 33-7. In their second pool play match, the Crusaders lost on a last second play to Geneva College 31-26.

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Neumann University Sevens in Aston, PA - April 12, 2014

Lafayette Men Win NSCRO 7s Qualifier

April 12, 2014 - In another busy weekend of rugby sevens activity, teams battled for a chance to qualify for the NSCRO National 7s Championship in Philadelphia on May 31, as well as earn top ranking at the ACRC sevens tournament on May 3-4 in Virginia Beach.

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Lafayette Wins 2014 Neumann University Sevens

Lafayette Wins 2014 Neumann University Sevens

Lafayette's Richard "Grizzly Bear" McAlister, a student from Switzerland, making a cut in this past weekends rugby action.

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The Date is Set for Surfside Rugby Sevens

2014 Surfside Sevens

The date is officially set for the 11th Annual #SurfsideSevens. Note the 7:00am start time. Of course, we always strive to make it bigger and better than the year before. One thing will remain the same...We'll all be scorin' at the shore like we first did in 2004. In 2014, Surfside will be played in Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and Stone Harbor on Saturday and Sunday July 19th and 20th.

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Photo by Sarah Sall

Atlantis Rugby Open Sevens Camp

The Atlantis Rugby Corporation will host an Individual Testing and Open Rugby Sevens Camp for High School Boys/Girls, Collegiate and U23 Men and Women on Sunday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The camp will be valuable for novice and experienced players alike and is open to any male or female player registered with USA Rugby.

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Register Now to Play Rugby in Spring/Summer 2014

Excited for the spring rugby season? Before lacing up your boots, renew or register for your official USA Rugby 2013-2014 season membership TODAY! The new membership cycle takes effect August 15, 2013 and runs through August 31, 2014. Remember that ALL players, coaches and club administrators MUST be enrolled as a member with USA Rugby in order to participate in any rugby activity.

To register for any role with USA Rugby go to and click on the red REGISTER button at the top of the screen.

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Neumann University Rugby Football

Neumann University Rugby 7s

The brackets are set for the Neumann University 7s for April 12th. The first match kicks off at 10:00am on the campus of Neumann University. A NSCRO national 7s championship qualifier, the Neumann University 7s is part of the EPRU Sevens Series for 2014. All teams will also be invited to the ACRC 7s event in Virginia Beach.

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Elite City Sevens Philadelphia Tryouts

Philadelphia has once again been recognized internationally as a nucleus of rugby talent. Tryouts are being held in Philadelphia on April 6. 

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USA National Championship Venues for 2014 Announced

USA National Championship Venues for 2014 Announced

BOULDER, Colo. – Locations have been finalized for eight divisions of the 2014 USA Rugby Emirates Airline National Championship Series.

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Franklin & Marshall Men Seeking New Head Coach

Franklin & Marshall College seeks an enthusiastic professional as Head Men's Rugby Coach. The Head Coach’s primary responsibility is to support the academic mission of the College through athletics and recreation programs, and to teach student-athletes, explicitly and by example, leadership and values-based decision-making.

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Pocono Rugby Cup

This third annual event on March 29th is hosted by the East Stroudsburg Rugby Alumni Association at Burnley Athletic Fields. Open to men's and women's club sides and collegiate men's and women's sides. Entry fee $300 due by March 1st. After March 1st, $350.
Tournament Director: Mike DeFinis 570-977-4737

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5th Annual Frostbite Rugby Tournament - CANCELLED

Due to snow on the fields, the Fifth Annual Frostbite Tournament has been cancelled.

The Hempfield Rugby Football Club is all set to host their Fifth Annual Frostbite Rugby Tournament. The tournament is scheduled for February 22 and 23, 2014, and will take place at Hempfield High School in Landisville, PA.

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Colin Moran, Irish RFU training manager, will be presenting three (3) regional coaching sessions this week.  Each two hour session will benefit anyone who is currently coaching or aspiring to coach.  Colin’s job for the Irish RFU is to train coaches. 
All of these regional 2 hour clinics are a condensed version of the 3 hour Coach Development Course which Colin will present on Sunday, February 23rd at the conclusion of USA RUGBY National Development Summit at the Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia

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NSCRO Playoff Teams Announced; Widener Men Earn Berth

The Widener University Men's 15s side has earned a berth in the Spring 2014 NSCRO National Playoffs.

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East Penn Rugby Referee Society Mandatory Clinic

The date of the 2014 Annual Clinic for all clubs is Saturday, February 1. This is a mandatory session for all teams (Club, College, High School & Age Grade) that utilize the services of the EPRRS (East Penn Rugby Referee Society). The cost of the clinic is $50 per Club and will provide instruction for the year as well as a manual that will assist each Club's officers in their dealings with the EPRRS. 

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Level 200 Coaching Clinic in Mechanicsburg Set for January 25 SOLD OUT

Cumberland Valley Rugby Club, host of the Level 200 Coaching Clinic in Mechanicsburg on January 25, 2014, has announced that the clinic is sold out. A Level 200 Coaching Certification will be the minimum requirement for all coaches of contact teams, and consists of an online course and 1-day in person certification clinic.

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Coaching Clinic

USA Rugby-Sponsored EPRU Coaches Workshop and Roundtable Discussion Set for January 18

As EPRU rugby continues to grow in popularity and numbers, we need more and better prepared coaches for our players. This USA Rugby-sponsored session will emphasize various aspects of 15s, while focusing on the coach's continuous improvement of their skills in both the coaching and technical sides of the game. Coaches who attend the workshop will earn 8 Professional Development Credits from USA Rugby.

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2014 USA Rugby National Development Summit

Philadelphia to Host 2014 USA Rugby National Development Summit

Philadelphia will play host to the 2014 USA Rugby National Development Summit from February 21-23, 2014. Some of the top rugby experts in the country will present at the event, which figures to be an extremely valuable learning experience and networking opportunity for all who attend.

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South Jersey RFC Raising Money for a Teammate In Need

A South Jersey RFC player has suffered a severe hip injury on the rugby pitch, and now his teammates are looking to the EPRU community to help raise money for his sky-high medical bills.

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Two Lafayette Men's Players Named to All-National Championship Tournament Team

Christopher Nelsen and Kevin Eherts from Lafayette were just named to the 2013 College 7s National Championship Open Division All-Tournament Team by USA Rugby. Nelsen and Eherts were key members of the Lafayette team that placed fourth in the tournament.

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Lafayette Freshman Cody "Sunshine" Renfew vs. Navy

Lafayette Men Place Fourth in Sevens National Championship

A great performance by a young Lafayette Men's team led the Leopards to a fourth-place finish at the Sevens National Championship this past weekend. A 24-7 victory over Number 1 seed James Madison served as the Leopards' signature moment of the tournament.

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IRB's Chief Medical Officer Urges Rugby Community: "If in Doubt, Sit it Out"

Martin Raftery is the International Rugby Board's Chief Medical Officer, and he has a message for rugby players everywhere: If you think you have a concussion, you shouldn't play.

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Las Vegas International Tournament

Las Vegas International Tournament Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2014 Las Vegas International is now open. Taking place annually alongside the USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament, the 2014 Las Vegas International is scheduled for January 23-26.

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Lafayette College Rugby

Lafayette College Men to Participate in USA College 7s Championship

GREENSBORO, NC — The city of Greensboro, NC will play host to USA Rugby’s National Collegiate Sevens Championship which will be held November 23-24 at Bryan Park. The Lafayette College Sevens rugby team from Easton, PA impressed the Virginia Rugby Union in a qualifier 2 weeks ago and the team was so impressive that the Virginia Rugby Union nominated the team for a bid at collegiate nationals.

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Widener Rugby

EPRU Small College Championship Set after Semi-Final Round

The EPRU Small College Semi-Finals are done, and we officially have a matchup set for the championship game on November 16th.

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USA Rugby National Development Summit, Philadelphia

USA Rugby is hosting a USA Rugby National Development Summit on February 21-23, 2014 in the Philadelphia area.  This event is on track to be bigger and better than ever, featuring the best opportunity to learn and share about coaching, refereeing and administration.  Last year featured all of our national team coaching staff, our national panel referees, and top administrators teaching and sharing over the long weekend.

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18th Annual Philadelphia Collegiate Cup

Open to 24 Collegiate Men's teams. Entry fee $300 due by January 1st.  $350 after January 1st.

Hosted by Schuylkill River Exiles - Tournament Director: Michael Clark or 923-436-9308

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Maori All Blacks to Hold Open Practices in Philly

The Maori All Blacks will hold open practices in preparation for their match against the USA Eagles this Saturday at PPL Park. Practices are in the Baseball area of Neuman University at 11:30 am on Tuesday, November 5th and Thursday, November 7th.

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EPRU Small College Men's Division Finals to be Hosted by Harrisburg Rugby Club

The EPRU is pleased to announce that the EPRU Small College Men’s Division Finals and 3rd place match will be held on Saturday, November 16th at Campbelltown Volunteer Fire Company (2818 Horseshoe Pike, Palmyra, PA 17078) and hosted by the Harrisburg Rugby Club.

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UPDATED DATE: Scrum Clinic to be hosted by Lance Connolly

Lance Connolly will be holding a Scrum Clinic at Mount St. Mary's University on Sunday September2at 2pm.  Lance is the current scrum coach of the PSU Women’s Rugby Club and a former coach of the USA Women’s U-19 team.  He brings a vast knowledge of the scrum and will teach proper body position as well as techniques for the new scrum engagement.

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Atlantis Sevens

Atlantis Rugby to Host Sevens Testing and Development Camp

The Atlantis Rugby Corporation is hosting an individual testing and open rugby sevens camp for high school and collegiate rugby players on Sunday October 6, 2013 at 9:00AM at Alapocas Run State Park. The camp is open to male and female players who are registered with USA Rugby.

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Men's and Women's Clinics hosted by Serge Betsen

The Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union and the Mount St. Mary’s Rugby Clubs will be hosting both men's and women's clinics to help with your team’s development.

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Attendees participating in the player-coach portion of camp will spend extra time with instructors.

ESU Camp Adds Player-Coaches to the Lineup

The time for summer player camps has arrived, as students bid farewell to school for the next couple of months but not to the sport they love. For the most part, attendees know what to expect at these assemblies: lots of personal attention from high-level coaches, education on nutrition and conditioning, throngs of like-minded athletes.

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Susquehanna University Finishes 6th in NSCRO Rankings

Susquehanna University Finishes 6th in NSCRO Rankings

On June 3rd, 2013 the National Small College Rugby Organization, LLC (NSCRO) released the final rankings of the Top 15 Small College Men's teams.

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Susquehanna Falls on Day One...Occidental Tigers Roar the Loudest!

Led by MVP Barnsby Audsley, the Occidental College Tigers bounced back from an opening pool play loss to Western New England University and won the inaugural NSCRO National 7s Championship by defeating the University of North Florida 28-15 at PPL Park on Sunday June 2 in front of more than 6,000 rugby fans. Coach Dallen Stanford, a former Eagle 7s player, could not have been happier. The  EPRU's Susquehanna University faired well in the tournament defeating Western New England University and losing good matches to both tournament finalists.

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Free Scholarships Available to ESU Rugby Camp

With free scholarships available, the ESU camp directors are looking for freshman and sophomore women who have just completed their first year of rugby to apply to attend the East Stroudsburg University Rugby Camp beginning the week of July 11th. This camp is designed to expose young player/coaches to higher levels of coaching and thereby foster development of both coaching skills as well as individual and team rugby skills.

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Second City Troop

24th Annual Bryn Mawr 7s

Second City Troop RFC would like to formally invite you to our 24th Annual Bryn Mawr Cup 7's Invitational Tournament, on June 22nd, 2013.  This year we will be hosting the tournament at Edgely field, located in Philadelphia, PA (Fairmount Park).  We will have 2-3 fields set up with games flowing throughout the day.  There is plenty of free parking surrounding the field.

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Olympic 7s Rugby

1st Annual Pocono Olympic 7s

The Pocono Olympic 7s tournament will be held on the picturesque campus of East Stroudsburg University, in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania. This tournament promises to be the first of many for great competition set at an outstanding venue playing Olympic 7s Rugby.

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Young Hawks Endure Growing Pains in Alapocas Park

Hawk Rugby Sevens headed to Wilmington, DE to make their debut in the Subaru Sevens this past weekend. A young roster, the Hawks came out tough early in Game 1 against local foe University of Delaware, falling behind 10-0 but playing a close game at half. The second half was a different tale as the Blue Hens were too much for the Hawks and the result was a 29-0 Delaware victory.

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USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship

USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship TV Times Set - REVISED

The USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship tournament, slated for June 1-2, 2013 in Philadelphia, will feature an unprecedented 7 teams from the area including Delaware, KutztownPenn, Penn State, St. Joseph's, Temple and Villanova.

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Susquehanna to Compete for the 2013 NSCRO National 7s Championship

Susquehanna to Compete for the 2013 NSCRO National 7s Championship

The inaugural NSCRO National 7s Championship is set for June 1 and 2 in Philadelphia, PA. and is being held in conjunction with USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship. The preliminary matches will be held at Drexel University.. EPRU's own Susquehanna University Men is one of only eight teams in the country that have qualified to participate. Susquehanna will play the University of North Florida from Jacksonville. Kickoff is set for 8:40am Saturday morning.

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Temple and St Joe Scrum in the Street

Rugby Takes Over the Streets

Rugby took over Rittenhouse Square when teams from Temple University Men, University of Pennsylvania, St. Joseph's University and University of Delaware shut down 18th Street on May 16th to showcase their skills and demonstrate various rugby stunts in preparation for the Collegiate Rugby Championship. The players gave away rugby-related gifts to bystanders and ran a few scrimmages to show the audience what the game looks like at full pace.

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Northeast Olympic Development Academies (ODA) Try-outs

The Northeast Olympic Development Academies (ODA) will be holding open try-outs for all male players aged 17 and above with the Empire (New York) Academy on Saturday, May 25th at the Columbia University facility at Baker Field in New York, check-in 11.30am. The New England Academy (Boston) will follow on Sunday, May 26th at Pine Banks Park, 1087 Main St., Malden, MA, 02148 with a 10am check-in.

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Penn - Victor at Philly City Six 7s Tourney

Penn - Victor at Philly City Six 7s Tourney

Congratulations to the University of Pennsylvania Men's Rugby team on winning the City Six 7s on April 28th. The Penn Men were 5-0, unbeaten throughout the tournament. They secured the trophy by beating Drexel in the final. 

Participating teams were: Penn, Drexel, St. Josephs, Villanova, Temple, LaSalle

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City Six 7s

This Sunday is the 1st Annual City Six 7s Tournament. This tourney will feature all of the City Six powers, including Villanova, Drexel and LaSalle Universities, as well as CRC teams: Temple University,  St Joe's University and the University of Pennsylvania.

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2013 Amishland Ruggerfest Rugby Tournament

Amishland Rüggerfest

Announcing the 2013 Amishland Rüggerfest Rugby Tournament!  Presented by Hempfield Knightmare Rugby Club in conjunction with the Roses Athletic Club.

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Pocono Rugby Cup

Hosted by the East Stroudsburg Alumni Association and open to Club Men, College Men, and College Women's teams. Entry fee $250 due by April 6th.

The tournament will be held at:
Burnley Athletic Field
Monroe County Correction Facility
400 Manor Drive
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Tournament Director: Michael DeFinis  570-977-4737 cell or email at


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Emil and the USA Eagles in Wellington, NZ

A Party Fit For an Emperor...Join Us in Honoring Emil Signes!

The details are in...come one, come all to celebrate and honor Emil Signes. The date is Saturday, February 9th at 9:30 p.m. at Firkin on Paradise, located at 4503 Paradise Road, across from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Contact to let her know you are coming!

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2010 Philadelphia Collegiate Cup Champions

Philadelphia Collegiate Cup

The Schuylkill River Exiles would like to invite your team to the 16th Annual Philadelphia Collegiate Cup. The tournament will be a one day event, and will take place on April 13th, at Pennypack Park on the Delaware River. This tournament will feature three divisions; Premier, Open and Social.

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MARFU Collegiates Win Tier B National All-Star Championship

Boulder, CO June 11,2006 The MARFU Collegiates won the National Collegiate All-Star Championship for Tier B on June 9-10 in Boulder, Colorado.

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