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USA Rugby restructured collegiate rugby in the US to incorporate the Division 1A College Premier Division. Former EPRU members, Kutztown University Men and the University of Delaware Men compete in the Rugby East Division.

Kutztown University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, was founded in 1866. It is a vibrant, modern university, comprised of four colleges and located on 289 acres, in beautiful Berks County, Pennsylvania. The enrollment includes 10,283 students from more then twenty states and countries. Kutztown offers more then one hundred areas of study, one hundred and sixty cultural and student organizations and twenty one NCAA Division II athletic programs. These well rounded programs of athletics, cultural activities and social events, satisfies nearly every taste. Kutztown University aspires to be a regional center of educational excellence, designed to promote success in a global society.

June 21, 2015 - The University of Delaware agreed to lift the suspension of the rugby team. The team will be allowed to rejoin the league and begin playing league matches in September 2015. See their website (link below) for further details.

Sept. 30, 2013--Men's Rugby, a club sport team at the University of Delaware, was notified Sept. 18 by the Office of Student Conduct of suspension of its team status and privileges through spring semester 2018 after an investigation into its connection with the Sept. 9 incident in Newark. The club filed an appeal, and the Appellate Board upheld the decision to suspend the club's team status. 

During the suspension period, the club may not practice as a team in any location, on or off campus; recruit members; engage in rugby-related athletic or social functions; use University buildings, facilities, property and equipment; use University resources, services or funds; participate or attempt to participate as an organization in any University event; or cosponsor or participate as an organization in another registered/recognized organization's activities. Students may petition the Office of Student Conduct annually to have the suspension reconsidered.

The University of Delaware RFC was established in the Spring of 1972 by two brothers, Trouver and Nichols Scott. Both were graduate students who formerly played for Susquehanna University. The inaugural match was arranged against their former team and played on an open field behind the current football stadium with bolted together 2 x 4 constructed goal posts. Surprisingly, Delaware won their first ever match by a score of 10-6.

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