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Indoor High School Rugby Clinics - Lafayette College - Jan 29 & Feb 5

Lafayette College Rugby will host two indoor High School Rugby Clinics on two consecutive Sundays, January 29th and February 5th. Each clinic will include a warm up, rugby games, skills, drills and a video presentation.

Hosted by Lafayette College Men’s Rugby            

Ages 15 to 19
Only $10 per session.

Dates: 1st session Sunday January 29, 2012      2:30 to 8:00/ Registration @ 2:30
            2nd session Sunday February 5, 2012     2:30 to 8:00/Registration @ 2:30

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grey wolf

Media hosts the annual CANIS LUPUS Winter 7s

Media hosts the 20th annual CANIS LUPUS Winter 7's Tournament this Saturday, January 14.

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Introducing 7s to the EPRU Boys All-Star Program

As announced at the December Coaches Meeting, the EPRU Boys All Star (also known as Select Side) program will be introducing 7’s in its 2012 program. The first step of this effort will be a Boys EPRU 7’s Camp on Saturday, January 21st at the University of Delaware. It will start at 5:00pm and conclude at 10:15pm.

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Hope Rogers, South Penn Girls

Hope Rogers, South Penn Girls, is Higgins Scholarship Recipient

Hope Rogers was introduced to the sport of rugby in 2009 with the South Penn Girls U19 team. Although just a sophomore, Hope immediately found her game. She scored four tries and kicked three conversions during her first season and received the team’s Rookie of the Year Award.

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USA Rugby Coaching Certification Courses, January 21-22, 2012, Kutztown U

Get your required certification at a course in the EPRU. Remember that all previous CAP certifications expired in August 2010 so you must take a new CDP course. If you have taken a CDP course in 2008 or prior, your certification has also expired UNLESS you took a CEU course (such as Luke Gross's Lineout Clinic) which extends your certification expiration.

You can check your current certification standing at the USA Rugby website - www.usarugby.org - Click on Coach the Game on the left side menu.

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Tim Acker, Kutztown, Junior, Doylestown, Pa.

National Team, All-American Coaches Select USA Rugby College Sevens All-Tournament Team

BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby national team selectors have named the USA Rugby Men’s and Women’s College Sevens National Championship All-Tournament team.

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KU Rugby

Kutztown Finishes 4th at the USA Rugby National 7s Championships

Kutztown Rugby competed on the national stage on Friday and Saturday December 16th,17th, on the campus of Texas A&M at the USA Rugby Collegiate National 7s Championships. KU defeated Florida State, Florida and UC Davis Friday in pool play and then defeated Tennessee in the Cup Quarter Finals Saturday before losing in the Semis.

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December 7th - MANDATORY HS Coaches Meeting (Boys & Girls)

Mandatory HS Coaches Meeting (Boys & Girls) to be held at the Crowne Plaza-Valley Forge Hotel, 260 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA promptly at 7:00pm in the Independence South Ballroom. All Boys and Girls High School/Under 19 coaches MUST attend. Boys and Girls teams must have a separate representative. Non-attendance by any team will result in a $100 fine. Prospective new teams for Spring 2012 should send a coach or team representative. Everyone should arrive by 6:45 pm so the meeting can start promptly at 7:00 pm.

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NSCRO's Top 20 Division 3 Women's Collegiate Teams

NSCRO has just released its final rankings for the Top 20 Division 3 Women's Collegiate Teams. The list includes 3 teams from the EPRU, #2 Lock Haven University, #9 Millersville University and #18 Lafayette College.

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Registration Now Open for 2012 Youth Development Conference, Atlanta, GA

USA Rugby is extremely excited to announce that registration for the 2012 Youth Development Conference is now open! This conference welcomes coaches, referees, and administrators from all over the country to participate in professional development opportunities focused on growing youth and high school rugby.

Who - Anyone interested in learning about current youth and high school best practices and new USA Rugby initiatives for 2012

Where - Atlanta, Georgia

When - January 27th-29th

Cost*

Early Bird (Now until January 8th): $100

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East Stroudsburg University 27-7 over The College of New Jersey

2011 Men's Collegiate Final Results

On November 19th, the 2011 Men's Collegiate Finals wrapped up a fantastic season. In Division I Shippensburg University beat St. Josephs University 36-24 to take the Founders Cup and advance to the Sweet 16. East Stroudsburg, Lafayette, Rowan and Lock Haven both won in DII and DIII action.

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Villanova Rugby

Nov 18 - Friday Night Lights - Rugby Style

Lafayette v. Villanova in rugby playoff match this Friday, November 18 at 8:00pm. While the hearts of the majority of Lafayette football fans will be set on Saturday's renewal of the nation's oldest football rivalry on Saturday with Lehigh, there is a group of athletes who will be playing for Leopard honor on Friday night at Fisher field.

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Media Rugby U13

Media Youth Wolfpack U13

Media Youth Rugby (MYRFC) Wolfpack, an affiliate of Media RFC, is recruiting students for the new U13 team forming now. No experience necessary. Organizational meeting coming soon. COACHES NEEDED!  

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Rowan University Rugby

Nov 19th EPRU Mens College Division II and III Finals

You can throw out your scorecards, there are 2 matches this Saturday / 80 minutes each.  Winner takes it all. On 11/19 the EPRU Mens College Division II and III Finals will be held on Chiccino Athletic Fields in Bridgeport, PA. Rowan University takes on Ursinus College at noon in the DIII final. Immediately following,East Stroudsburg University will battle The College of New Jersey.

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Lock Haven is securing the ball in the lineout

NSCRO....bringing you the best in small college rugby Nov 19-20

National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO)....bringing you the best in small college rugby...invites everyone to attend the 2011 NSCRO Women's Collegiate Divisions 3 and 4 National Rugby Championships. Please share this "invite" with your world of rugby friends. Saturday Nov. 19 and Sunday Nov. 20 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

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PWs Kurt Engle streaks through the Wilkes-Barre defense for a try

PWRFC Wins EPRU Division III with a perfect 8-0 Season

Philadelphia Whitemarsh finished the regular EPRU season with a perfect 8-0 season with a win today over Wilkes Barre. The win sets up PWRFC for the top seed in the MARFU playoffs in the spring of 2012. North Penn and Old Gaelic finished a razor-close second and third.

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Blackthorn RFC lost one of our founding members, Marshall Sturm

Marshall Sturm Benefit Nov 19th 2011

Last November, Blackthorn RFC lost one of our founding members, Marshall Sturm. On Saturday, November 19, 2011, Blackthorn RFC is hosting a benefit event in honor of Marshall.

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EPRU Ship v Delaware 2011

Women's Division II Collegiate Update

Division II women’s colleges in Eastern Pennsylvania took their first step into the post season this weekend, and Temple, La Salle, Shippensburg and Delaware are still in the hunt for a seed to the MARFU championships.

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2011 Mens College Division II and Division III Playoffs

The 2011 Mens College Division II and Division III Playoffs are under way.

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Caroline Butler and Tayler Shussler

2011 MARFU Under 19 Girls All Star Team Announced

The 2011 MARFU Under 19 Girls All Star team was selected on Sunday, October 2nd after a one day tryout in Shippensburg, PA. The MARFU U19 team, including 17 EPRU players, travel to Ft Lauderdale, Florida on November 18-20 to defend the U19 National Championship.

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