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EPRU News - Special Report - May 3 2017

It is with great sadness that the EPRU announces the passing of Dana Bateman. Dana passed away on Saturday after a courageous battle with cancer. She has been a fixture in the the EPRU  since the 1970s.

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Dana Bateman: A Life of Rugby

Dana Bateman: A Life of Rugby

It is with great sadness that the EPRU announces the passing of Dana Bateman. Dana passed away on Saturday after a courageous battle with cancer. She has been a fixture in the the EPRU for as long as most of us can remember.

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Marywood University Now Hiring for New Rugby Programs

Scranton, PA - Marywood University is starting both men's and women's rugby programs and is now hiring. Applications are invited for the full-time Men’s and Women’s Head Rugby Coach/Administrator position. The primary responsibilities include recruiting, scheduling and related duties involved with head coaching a varsity club program.  Additional responsibilities include but not limited to administrative duties involving sports information responsibilities.

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MAC 2017 Qualifiers Announced

The Mid-Atlantic Conference Sevens Committee has worked with the following clubs to confirm these locations for the MAC 2017 7s Qualifiers:

June 24 - Northern Virginia
July 8 - Richmond Lions
July 15 - Wilmington
July 22 - Schuylkill River

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EPRU 7s Series at PSU Berks

EPRU 7s Series at PSU Berks

This past weekend was the first EPRU Small College 7s series event for men's colleges hosted by Penn State Berks in Reading, PA. A total of 12 teams competed with two schools - Franklin and Marshall College and Susquehanna University - sending their 2nd sides to compete, while their 1st sides (along with Kings College) participated in the NSCRO 7s National Championship qualifier in St. Mary's City, MD.

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - March 24 2017

As winter turns to spring, the rugby seasons starts back up again. A total of 10 EPRU member teams are hosting a rugby tournament this spring.

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2017 Son of a Beach Tournament

The Son of a Beach Tournament is hosted by Delmarva Men's Rugby and is open to 12 club men's teams (15's) and 4 club women's teams (10's). The entry fee of $300 due by March 1st. After the due date, the entry fee changes to $350.

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USA Eagles vs Ireland in New Jersey

USA Eagles vs Ireland in New Jersey

Come see your Eagles play Ireland at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. Tickets are now available online or via phone at 1-800-745-3000.

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2017 Subaru 7s

Subaru 7s is hosted by Rugby Delaware at Alapocas Run State Park, Wilmington, DE this year. Open to 8 college men's teams, 8 college women's teams, 12 HS Boys teams, and 6 HS Girls teams. Entry fee $100-250 due by May 15.

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - Feb 13 2017

EPRU Holds Scrumhalf Clinic with USA Eagle, Mike Petri

One of our most successful clinics to date was held on January 28, 2017  in Collegeville, PA. Approximately 30 coaches and 55 players learned new scrum-half skills from former USA Eagle scrum-half, Mike Petri. Coaches and players benefited from Mike's expertise as a 3 time Rugby World Cup scrum-half! Read more »

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Scrumhalf Clinic with Mike Petri

EPRU Hosts Successful Scrumhalf Clinic

One of our most successful clinics to date was held on January 28, 2017  in Collegeville, PA. Approximately 30 coaches and 55 players learned new scrum-half skills from former USA Eagle scrum-half, Mike Petri.

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NSCRO Men's & Women's 7s Qualifying Tournaments - East Penn 7s

The NSCRO Men's 7s Qualifying Tournament will be hosted by Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. Contact Jon Niles. jon.m.niles@gmail.com for additional details.
The NSCRO Women's 7s Qualifying Tournament will be held at Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington, DE. Contact is Scott Stratton sstrattonrugby@gmail.com for additional details. 16 team format with the winner receiving a bid to the NSCRO National Championship which will be held April 29-30, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Muhlenberg College Women Hiring Head Coach

Head Rugby Coach (Job #1703) - Part-time women's club rugby coach position.  Hourly compensation, approximately 300 hours expected annually. Successful candidate will work with student participants to plan for and manage competitive club rugby program in accordance with college policies and EPRU guidelines. Team currently competes in spring sevens with hopes of expanding to play fifteen​​s in the fall.

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Town Hall Meeting with Dan Payne

Join NJ Rugby as they meet with Dan Payne, CEO of USA Rugby, on February 24th from 7pm-10pm. 

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Bucknell Rugby Aaron Tohme

EPRU Men's NSCRO All-Conference 1st and 2nd Teams

Congratulations to all the players that were named to the EPRU Men's NSCRO All-Conference 1st and 2nd teams. Players were selected from nominations submitted by EPRU coaches. 

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Atlantic City Rugby Invitational

The Atlantic City Rugby Invitational will be hosted by Jersey Shore Sharks RFC at Veteran's Memorial Park, Galloway, NJ. Open to 10-12 men's club teams.

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WHWRFC Host Viewing of RBS 6 Nations Championship

Join Phoenixville White Horse Women's Rugby on Saturday, February 4th to watch the RBS 6 Nations Championship!

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Philadelphia Women to Host Women's Collegiate Clinic

Philadelphia Women's Rugby Team extends an invitation to women's collegiate players to attend our annual Collegiate Clinic which will take place February 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The clinic will be held at Temple University in Pearson & McGonigle Halls Rec Courts located on the second floor of the building. Register here 

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Level 200 & World Rugby Level 1 Coaching Clinic

All contact teams require an active Level 200 Coach to be in compliance with USA Rugby! Finish your certification on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 8am – 5pm with a Level 200 Coach Certification clinic.

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - Jan 5 2017

Registration Now Open for the Scrum Half Clinic - January 28, 2017

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