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Schuylkill River Exiles

Schuylkill River is USA Rugby's Fastest Growing Club

USA Rugby reported the top 50 fastest growing rugby teams in the US and Schuylkill River is number 1.

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2nd Annual Crispin Cup 7s

Hosted by Reading RFC at Schlegel Park on Saturday, December 3rd. Open to 8 club men's teams, 4 college men's teams. Entry fee $200 by November 26th. Tournament Director: Colin Speck colin8289@yahoo.com or 610-401-4997

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RugbyPA Seeks Youth Rugby Programs

RugbyPA is looking to continue to grow youth rugby in Pennsylvania and needs dedicated individuals throughout the state of PA that want to give back to the game of rugby and to the young athletes in their community by starting and building youth rugby programs.

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - Oct 7 2016

Six amazing athletes have been nominated as the EPRU Player of the Week this past month!

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2016 Josias A. Sterling Apple Pie 7s

For the 8th consecutive year, the Josias A. Sterling Apple Pie 7s will be held on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The tournament is run by Bill Gregory in memory of Josias A. Sterling.

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Chris Castner

Chris Castner

Chris Castner sadly passed away Wednesday. September 28, 2016. It states in his obituary that Chris was the co-founder of the Hibernians RFC. I think everyone knows that Chris was Hibo Rugby.

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2016 Annual General Meeting Election Results

EThe 2016 Annual General Meeting was hosted on Sunday, September 18, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, PA. After voting took place, the EPRU gained new board members along with several returning representatives.

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Pitch Side Concussion Assessment

Pitch Side Concussion Assessment

The law amendment trial, known as "Temporary replacement - Head Injury Assessment", or the Pitch Side Concussion Assessment (PSCA), is a global trial in Elite Rugby (Professional/International) ONLY. 

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - Sept 15 2016

The EPRU will hold its Annual General Meeting for ALL members on Sunday, September 18th at 1:00 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, PA (next to the KoP Mall).

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Girls & Boys - Grades 3 to 12 - Free Non-Contact Rugby Clinic

Try out America's fastest growing team sport! No experience needed. Downingtown Rugby Club is hosting a free non-contact training clinic to introduce you and your parents to the sport and culture of Rugby. Open to students of any area school district. Register at www.DRFC.us Questions??  Contact drfcinformation@gmail.com  

 

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Over 35 and Want to Travel the World Playing Rugby?

Join the MARS team! MARS is a "Golden Oldies" side (35 and above) formed in 1985 in the Philadelphia area. The majority of MARS players are or were associated with teams in the EPRU (but that is NOT a pre-requisite to join!) Since 1985, MARS has participated in all but one Golden Oldies Festival. Most recently the team went to the 21st World Golden Oldies Festival in Cardiff, Wales. The next festival will be in Christchurch, New Zealand on April 22-29, 2018.
If you are interested in joining us, please email Andy Smith at has21249@gmail.com

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EPRU News - The Rugby Report - Aug 25 2016

The EPRU will hold its Annual General Meeting for ALL members on Sunday, September 18th at 1:00 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, PA (next to the KoP Mall).

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I Didn't Get CIPPed

USA Rugby Membership & EPRU Dues

ALL club and player/coach/referee/admin enrollments will expire on AUGUST 31, 2016 (no matter when you signed up). Your club must enroll first, (PRIOR to September 1st but preferably before that date), so that your members can enroll with a registered team. Enrollment is done online at www.usarugby.org by choosing the Membership link at the top of the page.
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EPRU News - Special Report - Aug 16 2016

The USA men take 9th at the Summer Olympics in Rio.

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National Development Summit, Baltimore

2017 National Development Summit in Baltimore, MD

The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, in the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore, will host the 2017 National Development Summit. Over 500 people attended the 2016 Summit. Early registration ends October 16th!

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Men's Collegiate Tiers 1 & 2 Fall 2016 Schedule

The Fall 2016 Schedule for the Men's College teams, Tier 1 and Tier 2, has been announced. See link below for schedule. Questions can be directed to Jon Niles, Men's Collegiate Coordinator, at jon.m.niles@gmail.com

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Women's Collegiate Tier 1 Schedule - Fall 2016

The Tier 1 Women's Collegiate Schedule has been announced. See link below for schedule. Questions can be directed to Scott Stratton, Wm's Collegiate Coordinator, at sstrattonrugby@gmail.com

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Women's Collegiate Tier 2 Revised Schedule

Check out the Revised Tier 2 schedule! A host is needed for the Tier 2 EPRU Championship on 10/29 and 10/30. Contact Tier 2 Women's Collegiate Coordinator, Liz Czajkowski at liz.czajkowski@yahoo.com

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EPRU News - Special Report - Aug 9 2016

The USA women take 5th at the Summer Olympics in Rio.

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Annual General Meeting of Members

Sunday, September 18, starting at 1:00, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, PA. ALL members (that includes men's and women's clubs and men's and women's colleges) must send at least one representative to this Annual General Meeting. If you have a question if your team is an EPRU member, go to the Teams section on the Home page of www.epru.org and choose from the menu on the left.  

 

Meeting location:

Crowne Plaza Hotel, 260 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

 

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