Penn State Women Announce Recruiting Weekend - Oct 22

The Penn State Women’s Rugby team will be hosting a recruiting day on October 22nd for High School Seniors that are interested in attending Penn State and playing at the most successful women’s collegiate rugby program in the country.

Despite the success of the program freshman that have played rugby in High School have been key to the team’s recent success.  Four freshmen started the 2011 National Championship game despite a squad with over 20 seniors.

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Level 1 Rugby Referee Course, November 13, Hampton, VA

The Referee Society of Virginia is hosting a Level 1 Rugby Referee course on Sunday, November 13 in Hampton, Virginia. If you ever wanted to referee, this is the course you must take. It will run 9AM – 5PM. The cost is $50 and includes all materials, red and yellow cards, whistle, wrist lanyard, and law book. The course will be taught by Jeffrey Anderson and Les Anderton. 

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NEW DATE: MARFU U19 All Star Tryouts - October 9th

The MARFU U19 All Star tryouts that were postponed from Maryland last week have been rescheduled to Shippensburg for Sunday, October 9th.  This weekend was supposed to be the final selection week from the camps, but due to the weather and field conditions, (all fields were closed in MD), we had to turn this weekend into first and final selections all in 1 camp.  The camp will run from 10am until around 4pm on Sunday. 

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Kicking & Lineout Clinics, October 23, Gonzaga HS, Washington, DC

The Rugby Academy Presents a Kicking Clinic for coaches and players with Rugby Union and League Professional Kicking Coach Damien Hill. Damien Hill is currently the kicking coach for the Brumbies (Super 15) and the West Tigers and Newcastle Knights teams (Australian National Rugby League) as well as working as the kicking coach at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and as a kicking specialist for the Tongan Rugby Union. Damien has visited the United States on several occasions working with the kickers of programs such as Penn State University, Life University, Stanford University and the University of Santa Barbara.

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RESCHEDULED : Girls HS Rugby: MARFU U19 All Star North/South Tryout Match


This weekends MARFU U19 tryout on Oct 2nd has been canceled, due to the ongoing weather and field issues related to it. We will hold our tryout now on Oct 9th at Shippensburg University. The tryout will run from 10-4pm. More details, updates, and directions will be posted on the team's facebook page.


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No Rugby at Memorial, Edgely, or Pennypack this weekend

Due to weather, it is not looking good this weekend for games at Fairmount Park. They are calling for over three inches of rain today and tomorrow.  Two weeks ago Fairmount Park did not allow games to go on despite it being 85 degrees and sunny.  It is in the best interest of your clubs to seek another location to play.  Please do not use the fields this weekend.  Fairmount Park will violate the EPRU permit if we use the fields in the rain.  So please no rugby at Memorial, Edgely, or Pennypack this weekend. 
Thanks: ROB GRECO, EPRU Fields Coordinator 

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2011 Annual General Meeting Election Results

2011 Voting and Election

The week-long email voting was completed at 4:00pm on September 21.The results of the BOD election was announced at the Annual General Meeting on September 21.

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Note from the Outgoing EPRU President

From:  Joe Grohovsky
To:  Participants in the 2011 EPRU AGM

Please accept my apology for not being able to attend tonight’s meeting.  I appreciate Ari chairing the event and sharing this message with you.

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Kutztown rugby team proudly displays a Gold Ribbon

Kutztown University Rugby Fights Cancer

On Saturday afternoon, September 24, 2011, Kutztown Rugby and CMI Plastics combined to fight childhood cancer. The Golden Bears and their sponsor have partnered with the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley. At an assembly, attended by the entire rugby club and their coaching staff, three families with stricken children, were presented two checks totaling $ 5,200.00 .

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EPRU Board

Here Are The Nominees for 2011 EPRU Board Positions

The following are running for a position on the EPRU Board of Directors (BOD). Once the new Board is in place, they will nominate, elect and seat the new EPRU Executive Committee.

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Message from the EPRU President - Get Involved in the EPRU!

The announcement of the elected Board Members will be made during our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 21, 7:00 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, PA. Complete details can be found at:

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2011 EPRU Election of Board Member


The elections are completed see the results »

Email voting can occur up until 4:00pm on September 21
- Results of the BOD election will be announced at the September 21 AGM
- The new BOD will nominate, elect and seat the new Executive Committee

View full listing of BOD nominees »

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2012 USA 7's Collegiate Rugby 7's Championship

EPRU Announces its Support for USA 7's Collegiate Rugby 7's Championship for 2012

The Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union announced its support for USA 7's Collegiate Rugby 7's Championship to be held June 2nd and 3rd, 2012 at PPL Park in Chester Pennsylvania. The 2011 event drew widespread acclaim as a success and saw tremendous high-level rugby played throughout the weekend.

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USA Rugby CIPP Registration Opens for 2011-2012

All memberships (Player, Coach, Club) and Certificates of Insurance for the 2010-2011 season expire on Wednesday, August 31, 2011.  The new enrollment cycle opens as of August 15, 2011.

To view your club’s roster, please visit
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NBC & Universal Sports Announce World Cup TV Schedule

NBC and Universal Sports have released their preliminary schedule of TV coverage for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. 

For the entire schedule, go to 

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Nominations for EPRU Board Members Are Now Open

The EPRU Election of Board Members will be announced at the Annual General Meeting September 21st 7:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Independence North Ballroom, 220 Mall Blvd. near the King of Prussia Mall.

Please try to be in attendance.

EPRU Board Nomination Process

Nominations are due by September 17th. If you would like to run for a position on the EPRU Board of Directors please follow the process below.

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Sports Authority Coupon

Sports Authority, USA Rugby to Provide Youth Rugby Balls

Sports Authority and USA Rugby are excited to announce a new program that will launch on August 2 aimed at enabling educators to encourage their kids to pick up the ball and run with it. The “Ball for All Schools” program provides educators with a FREE Rookie Rugby ball and access to great resources like lesson plans, instructional videos and much more in order to introduce the newest Olympic sport to their students. 

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Surfside Sevens

Surfside II - Bigger, Better than ever

Stone Harbor, NJ - The tradition continues as teams from as far away as Tennessee and Bermuda came to the beach to score at the shore like they first did in 2004. Played in 95+ degree heat in the South Jersey shore town of Stone Harbor, the 2011 Surfside Sevens II attracted 60 teams and crowned champions in six different categories.

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East Stroudsburg Camp Group

Successful 10th Annual East Stroudsburg Player Development Camp

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA - Celebrating its 10th year, the East Stroudsburg Rugby Player Development Camp remains the premier co-educational rugby camp focused on improving athletes’ foundation and knowledge of the game.  The camp’s positive reputation continues to draw campers of varied experience levels. 

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Chris Henshall

Referee Appreciation Month - EPRU Referee Chris Henshall

In honor of “Referee Appreciation Month” at USA Rugby, we are profiling one of the best referees around, Chris Henshall, and his exciting and challenging path to multiple IRB appointments.

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