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Movie Trailer for 'Invictus' Just Released

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Clint Eastwood's new film Invictus, which tells the “inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar, to help unite their country.” Matt Damon plays Pienaar, and Morgan Freeman plays Mandela.

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RUGBY SEVENS ACCEPTED AS AN OLYMPIC SPORT

The IOC announced today that Rugby Sevens has been accepted as an Olympic sport for the 2016 and 2020 games! The 2016 games will be in Rio de Janeiro.

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Steve Cohen Retires as EPRU President - new President Elected

After 4 years as EPRU President, 5 years as Vice President, and many years prior as Men's Collegiate Coordinator, Steve Cohen has chosen to 'kick back' and enjoy just refereeing, organizing MARS Golden Oldies rugby tours and the National Small College Rugby Organization (www.nscro.org)

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Josias Sterling

What Your Club Can Do In Honor of Josias Sterling

On the weekend matches of 9/19 we would like to ask all clubs to retire the #6 jersey from their kit for the day and have a moment of silence in honor of Josias Sterling.

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George Richards - An Inspiring Story of a Rugby Player

George was a premier hooker for the Tridents before the scrum collapsed. He honed his considerable skills playing with a Barbarian side based in the United Arab Emirates before moving to the U.S. and joining the Miami Trident RFC.

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A Giant Awakens: New Rugby Movie

Some of you know me as the coach of the Peninsula Seahawks Junior High team.  Some of you may know me for generating revenue for the Pacific Coast Rugby Union.  We may have met on the pitch a few years back when I played for Mission.

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Actor Matt Damon in Rugby Training for Nelson Mandela Film

The Hollywood actor is starring in a new film about Nelson Mandela's attempts to unify the country after apartheid, focusing on the Springboks' 1995 Rugby World Cup triumph.

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Actor Morgan Freeman Pledges Money to Rugby Fund

In support of players whose careers are ended by injury.

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Jogger Killed by Falling Branch - Former Rugby Player

Katie Ladany played rugby at Bucknell University. Another young life lost...too soon.

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UPDATE Rugby Teams Mourn Player

Josias A. Sterling '08, Temple '12 was swept up in a riptide off the Ocean City, NJ coast on Friday, July 24, 2009. His body was recovered on August 3.

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IRB Council Selects England as RWC 2015 and Japan as RWC 2019 Hosts

The International Rugby Board Council has awarded Rugby World Cup 2015 to England and Rugby World Cup 2019 to Japan. The decision, which was approved by a vote of 16 to 10, ratifies Rugby World Cup Limited's recommendation announced last month.

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Kutztown U Rugger Named to World Games

Marco Barnard playing in the World Games in Kaohsiung Chinese Taipei

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Marco Barnard

Kutztown University's Marco Barnard selected to the USA Rugby All-American Team

Kutztown University's Marco Barnard has been selected to the USA Rugby All-American Team for the third time in three years.

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MARFU U23 Women take Third at 2009 USA Rugby NASC

17 EPRU players were part of the MARFU U23 All Star Squad.

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ELV Recommendations are NOW in Effect

On May 17, the International Rugby Board Council ratified recommendations made by the IRB Rugby Committee and approved 10 of the 13 global Experimental Law Variations (ELVs) for adoption into the Laws of the Game.

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USA Rugby Women's Sevens Coach Announces Plan for 2009

Newly hired head coach of the USA Women’s Sevens Team, Sue Parker, has announced a plan for 2009 that is geared towards building a strong foundation for the Women’s National Seven’s Program.

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MARFU U23 Squad Announced for 2009 National All Star Championships

On behalf of the Mid Atlantic Under-23 Program, I'm pleased to announce the 2009 National All Star Championship Squad*. Through the U23 Developmental Program, LAU Championsip, positional/skills camps, LAU and TU collegiate championships, and this weekend's grueling 2 day trial (attended by over 60 players), the following 24 players and 6 traveling reserves were identified for the June competition.  Named players represent 18 different college, club, and U19 programs.

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Lancaster Roses Headed to Div 2 National Championship

Lancaster to face Albuquerque Aardvarks on May 30 in Glendale, CO

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