Sara Cox, first female rugby referee

Try on Rugby! Refereeing Course for Women - FREE for EPRU Women

Rugby NJ is sponsoring a Level 100 Referee Course for Women Only. Try On Rugby!  It will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at Atlantic Sports Health (111 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ) from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship

2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby 7s Championship

The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, featuring the top rugby college teams in the nation including Cal, UCLA, Penn State, and St. Joseph’s, will return to Philadelphia next June 3rd and 4th! 

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Free Skills Clinic for Girls Grades 5-12

Free Skills Clinic for Girls Grades 5-12

Want to try the latest Olympic sport? All girls in grades 5-12 are invited to this instructional and fun clinic. No experience necessary! Bring a friend! Event is at YSC Sports, 224 County Line Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 on the upper turf field (outdoors) so dress appropriately!  For more info, whgirlsrugbyatgmail [dot] com

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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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Rugby Referee

Level 1 Officiating 15’s Course in Aston, PA FREE for EPRU Members

Interesting in being a rugby referee? Take a course in Level 1 course for officiating 15s games. The course focuses on the principles of rugby, game knowledge, the role of the referee, and referee preparation (including planning and risk management).

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Toys for Tots

Annual Toys for Tots Happy Hour

Philadelphia Women's Rugby, along with the Schuylkill River Exiles Men, are hosting the annual Toys for Tots Happy Hour at O'Neals Pub on December 3rd from 8pm to 11pm. Bring an unwrapped toy and receive happy hour specials. If you play rugby, all backs should bring a toy for girls and forwards for a boy. All toys will be donated to the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation. Be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event (link below) to get all the latest details. O'Neal's Pub is located at 611 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Tier 1 Women's Collegiate Playoffs

Results are in! Mount St. Mary's defeated Neumann 39-26. MSMU will represent the EPRU at the NSCRO Mid Atlantic regional championship on November 12-13 hosted by Mount St. Mary's. Neumann will go to the NSCRO Central Regional Championship at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.The winner of that event will advance to the National Championship on December 3-4 at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Widener defeated Albright to take 3rd and 4th places respectively.

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Two Women's Collegiate Teams Advance to NSCRO Regionals

Mount St. Mary's and Neumann University will advance to the NSCRO Regional Championships on November 12-13. In a close game until the end, Mount St. Mary's defeated Neumann University for 1st place by a score of 39-26. The match was tied 12-12 at the half. Mount St. Mary's will host the NSCRO Mid-Atlantic South Regional Championship at Echo Field, while Neumann University will travel to Denison University in Granville, Ohio  to participate in the Central Region Championship.

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - Oct 28 2016

Check out the schedule for the Tier 1 and Tier 2 playoffs/championships. Several locations and lots of matches!

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PWRFC Hall of Fame Banquet Set

Philadelphia-Whitemarsh has announced their annual HOF banquet date and location - February 4th at the Chester Valley Golf Club in Malvern. EARLY BIRD tickets are $60 through January 2nd. January 3rd - February 3rd, tickets will be $65. Last minute tickets can also be purchased at the door for $70. In addition to appetizers, dinner, there will be a silent auction and raffle.

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Lehigh Valley RFC Banquet

Join the LVRFC at The Goosey Gander in Bethlehem for their celebration and induction of three new Life Members, Bill Downing, Joe Morrison and Dave Priestas. $30/person include appetizers, dinner and beverages. RSVP to Kate Kocsis by November 15 at kate [dot] anneatlive [dot] com or the Google doc below.

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Women's Collegiate Mandatory Meeting

The yearly mandatory meeting for ALL women's collegiate teams will be held Sunday, November 20 from 1:00-3:00 pm. F & M College is hosting. Please be ready to send at least one (1) member of your team. We will decide location and dates of the 7's series matches, along with other items of business. Failure to send a representative will result in a $100 fine for your club.

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PWRFC Rent-a-Rugger service

Best of Philly Winner - Philadelphia Women's Rugby

Philadelphia Magazine has awarded the Philadelphia Women's RFC "2016 Best All-Around Muscle" for their Rent-A-Rugger service. For $25 per person per hour, you can hire a group of players from Philly Women’s Rugby Football Club to clean out your garage, paint your picket fence, or move your couch to the third floor — so why wouldn’t you? They’re available all day Sunday plus evenings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Tier 2 Women's Collegiate Championships

*Update* Tier 2 playoff match venues, KO times and match-ups have been determined.Top 4 teams will play at Gettysburg. Teams ranked 5-9 will play at Susquehanna.
*Note* The Tier 1 Championship will be played at the higher seed's field; Mount St. Mary's and Neumann will host games.

The top 4 Tier 2 teams playing at Gettysburg College are as follows:
1. Lafayette
2. Gettysburg
3. Juniata
4. Franklin & Marshall

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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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2017 Surfside 7s

The annual Surfside 7s will be hosted by the Philadelphia-Whitemarsh RFC. The entry fee is $450, due June 1. Late fees will be $500 per team. 

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A Ball Carrier Hurdling A Tackler (Fox Sports)

Is a ball carrier hurdling a tackler dangerous play?

The latest USA Rugby guideline for a ball carrier hurdling a tackler is discussed by Richard Every. Richard is USA Rugby's High Performance Referee Manager. It was informally discussed with World Rugby. It seems it should be addressed on a case by case basis.

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Philadelphia RBN logo

Greater Philadelphia Rugby Business Fall Networking Event

November 17th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Union Trust, 717 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 19106. Registration is now open. The speaker is David Niu, President of the American National Rugby League and AFL Global.

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King's College 7s Open

Sunday, November 20 - open to 4-8 club men's teams, 4-8 women's club teams, 4-8 college men's teams, 4-8 college women's teams. Entry fee $200 due by November 16. After November 16, $250. Format is round robin with knock-out round. Tournament Director: Jan Kretzschmar jankretzschmaratkings [dot] edu  570-550-1788

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