June 2017

Letter to all members of the EPRU

An Open Letter to All Members of the EPRU

As you are likely aware the EPRU suffered a significant loss both personally and professionally with the passing of Dana Bateman.  Dana had been Secretary for the EPRU for the past 40+ years and nobody can appreciate the amount of work that she did, and how much we relied on her.  We have been working intensely since her death to transition much of this work. Small tasks like transitioning the mail, the bank accounts, and 40 years worth of EPRU minutes and memorabilia have taken unbelievable amounts of time to accomplish.  


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Mount St Mary's men's rugby team at the 2017 CRCs

Mount St. Mary's Wins Philadelphia Cup at 2017 CRCs

Mount St. Mary's Men's Rugby team became division champions after a 15-12 win over Fordham at the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate College Championship. 

Their division pitted teams such as Delaware, Rowan, Villanova, UPenn, and West Chester against one another to win the Philadelphia Cup. A round robin style tournament was played on Saturday, June 3rd with finals on Sunday, June 4th. There were two pools of three teams that played three matches each, the top four teams then were re-seeded and played semi final matches until a winner was determined. 

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North Penn RFC

Club Spotlight: North Penn RFC

Since 1988 the North Penn RFC has provided the opportunity for rugby players from the Hatfield, PA area to play on the pitch for the first time in their lives or for those looking to continue their rugby careers. 

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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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Harrisburg Women's Rugby Club

Club Spotlight: Harrisburg Women's Rugby Club

The Harrisburg Women's Rugby Club added diversity to the Harrisburg Rugby Club community since the beginning of their creation in 1992. In the following two decades it has grown into a very successful program.

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Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia Hosting Summer Rugby Camp

Local Philadelphia Clubs Come Together to Form 2017 Summer Rugby Camp

Three rugby clubs, all members of EPRU, will come together this summer to put together the 2017 Rugby Camp at the Frankford Boy & Girls Club.  The collaborating clubs include Schuykill River RFC, Philadelphia Women's RFC, and North Philadelphia RFC.

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Courtesy of Cody Fulton

Exemplary Sportsmanship Displayed at 2017 Harrisburg 7s

This past Saturday, the Harrisburg RFC hosted their 31st Annual 7s Tournament in Campbelltown, Pennsylvania at the Campbelltown Fire Hall. With a total of 37 teams from 3 different divisions competing in the tournament, players were able to witness the exemplary skill and talent that made these club rugby teams thrive throughout the area. 

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Wilimington RFC at Blue Ball 7s

Blue Ball 7s

The Blue Ball 7s Tournament will be hosted by the Wilimington RFC at Appoquinimink High School in Middletown, DE. The tournament is will host five (5) separate division. These division are Men's Premier, Women's Premier, Men's Open, Men's Social (limited to 4 teams), and Women's Social (limited to 4 teams). 

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