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EGU Names James English Head Coach of Empire Women’s All-Stars

February 13, 2017
NEW YORK (February 13, 2017) — Empire GU named James English as Head Coach of the Empire Women’s All-Stars. The announcement was made today by Ken Pape, Empire GU President. “We are excited to have James English join the Empire GU as Head Coach of the Empire Women’s All-Stars,” said Pape. “He has had a broad and noted career in rugby and he brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience. We expect he will have a significant impact on our Women's A..

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EGU Launches New Website

September 09, 2016
Empire GU today launched a upgraded website (empiregurugby.com) and platform that gives users an optimized experience like no other rugby union in the United States. The refresh of Empire GU's web home improves the user experience with a dynamic presence, enhanced graphics, easy to navigate tables and a mobile responsive design."We are excited to launch the new Empire GU website in line with the kickoff of the 2016-17 season," said Ken Pape, Empire GU President. "This will giv..

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EGU Crowns 7s Series Champions, Names All-EGU Teams

July 31, 2016
At the capstone tournament for the 2016 Empire GU Summer 7s Series, EGU crowned four Summer 7s Champions and named the first-ever All-EGU 7s Team. The Blazing 7s Tournament on July 23 was the scene for a great day of rugby.  In High School Girls, Morris claimed the title over Play Rugby. In High School Boys, PlayRugby ran past Ridge. Monmouth dominated the Women's Series all summer and claimed the championship over Morris. On the Men's side, Morris claimed the title with a fantastic, ..

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EGU High Performance / Select Side Tryout

June 09, 2016
Saturday, June 119am-9:45am: Athlete Check-In and Measurements which include 1. Height 2. Weight 3. Wingspan 4. Hand Size 5. Vertical Jump 10am-12:15pm: Physical and technical skill testing which include 1. 40m 2. Medicine ball toss 3. Illinois Agility 4. Track Tackle 5. Catch/Pass 6. Ruck Support 12:30pm: Yoyo endurance test 12:45-1:20pm: Lunch (All athletes provide own lunch) 1:30-3:30pm: Live Scrimmages 3:30-4pm: Individuals will be selected for positional skill work ..

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Northeast Academy Launches Mentorship Program for Rugby Coaches,

June 08, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY; (June 8, 2016) – In conjunction with its expanding mission to advance the development of rugby skills beyond the touch lines as well, Northeast Academy is now offering mentorship opportunities for Coaches, Referees and team Administrators.  Beginning June 20, qualified applicants to the Northeast Academy mentorship program will have an up close and personal opportunity to observe and learn from some of the best staff members in the USAR National D..

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Empire GU Commits to Select Side Programs

April 22, 2016
High Performance budget will fund for 15s and 7s Men’s and Women’s Teams through June 2017. New York, April 21, 2016 —The Empire GU Board last night approved a plan which commits to a comprehensive Select Side and High Performance program for 2016/17. The goal of the program is to offer development opportunities to all disciplines within rugby including athletes, coaches, S&C coaches, managers, referees, media relations video & technical staff. The athletes and staff w..

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Reduced CIPP Fees for EGU Old Boys / Old Girls

February 17, 2016
Empire GU (EGU) is pleased to announce a new pricing and category structure for USA Rugby CIPP registration for all “Old Boys / Old Girls.” This effort is specific to EGU and the first of its kind within USA Rugby.EGU “Old Boys / Old Girls” looking to participate in social matches are now only required to pay $50 for CIPP registration (a decrease from the previous $90 annual fee) and may register under the newly-formed classification of “Empire Social.”&l..

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Womens D3 CR3 Recap

November 20, 2015
On a cool crisp November day at Shenentaha Creek Park in Malta, NY, Saratoga Rugby Club played host to the Division 3 semifinals and final for CR3. Held November 7, teams were delighted in a rugby-filled day. The first semi had Springfield versus Ithaca. It was a back-and-forth with Ithaca up by one at half. During the second half, Ithaca pulled away and won, 22-14. The other semi was South Buffalo taking on Amoskeag. A tightly-contested match in open field, South Buffalos discipline proved domi..

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Northeast Academy Women's Squad Set for Halloween 7s

October 12, 2015
Northeast Academy Women’s Squad for Cayman Islands Halloween 7’s International Invitational Tournament New York, NY; (October 9, 2015) – The Northeast Academy women’s 7’s team (NEA) will be attending the second annual Halloween 7’s Women’s Rugby Invitational at the Cayman Islands, during the weekend of Oct. 30th and 31st. After a two month hiatus from Sevens, it will be interesting to see how the USAR sancti..

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Women's Academy Elite City 7's Summary

September 04, 2015
Women's Inaugural SideDay 1Women's Academy's first time in match play together was a trial, but showed much promise, as every match was markedly improved, and by match three some real glimpses of the team's potential were becoming evident.Game 1, Academy matched against the disciplined and efficient Armed Forces women's side. After a first half of high work rates in defense for both squads, the score was 5-0 in favor of the Armed Forces. Some slick attacking by the Armed Forces ex[;oiting t..

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