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EGU Announces Women's Select Side for 7s

June 13, 2018
Will compete starting June 23 at Newport 7s, vying for USA National ChampionshipThe Empire GU is excited to announce the expansion of its select side program to include Women's 7s.Tryout details for Tuesday, June 19, have been finalized: 8:00 pm at Columbia University Sports Complex at 218th & Broadway (we will be on the football or baseball fields)ALL FEMALE PLAYERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND- there will be another practice on Thursday- the team will travel to the Newport Tournament on Fr..

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College Player Summer Transfers - 7s Series

June 05, 2018
EGU again reimbursing clubs for college summer transfersThis summer, EGU will again reimburse member-clubs for EGU-related CIPP fees for college players transferring in for the summer.EGU has worked with USA Rugby to streamline the transfer and reimbursement process. Please note, in accordance with USA Rugby policy, any CIPP fees related to the transfer must be paid in advance and EGU will then provide reimbursement to the club for the EGU portion of the transfer fees.College Player Transfer Pro..

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2018 EGU Annual General Meeting

May 29, 2018
Meeting will be held July 15 via Virtual MeetingEmpire GU will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday, July 15, 2018 via virtual meeting. Meeting information, including time and login/dial-in, will be made known and distributed well in-advance of the meeting. DEADLINESProposed Agenda Items (from membership) - June 15 (Friday) by 5pmCandidates for Board Positions - June 15 (Friday) by 5pmRSVP for AGM - July 12, 5pmPROPOSED AGENDA ITEMSAny proposed agenda items from th..

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Morris Runs Past Newport for Atlantic North Men's D2 Title

May 07, 2018
Information from Morris Rugby used in this reportMorris Rugby used a strong second half to run past Newport Rugby, 58-26, in the Atlantic North D2 Men’s Championship held in Providence, RI. Morris now advances to the USA RugbyD2 National quarterfinals.Morris, the Empire GU champions, and Newport, champions of NERFU, were the top seeds in their conference and the first half was a display of how each conquered league play. Morris opened the match with a quick strike lwith quick phase pl..

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Long Island Rugby Claims Atlantic North Men’s D3 Championship

May 07, 2018
Information from Long Island Rugby Club

 used in this reportUndefeated Long Island Rugby Club made its way up I-95 into New England territory to square off against Boston Maccabi in the Men’s D3 Atlantic North Championship match. LIRFC came away with a decisive 52-27 win to claim the title and advance to the USA Rugby National Tournament. 

Long Island struck first with a try only eight minutes into the match to take a 7-0 lead. Boston quickly countered, claiming points off of a p..

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Summer 2018: Inaugural Women's Northeast 7s Club Championship Se

April 09, 2018
Summer is just around the corner and we're hoping for another scorcher of a 7s season! Rosalie MacGowan, EMPIRE GU Executive Director of 7s, and John McGeachy, NERFU Executive Director of 7s, are pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural Women's Northeast 7s Club Championship Series. This will be an EMPIRE/NERFU combined series and will include three tournaments. At the conclusion of the series, the top two teams will earn bids to USA Rugby's Club 7s Na..

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The Kamil Patel - Buffalo Rugby Scholarship

March 16, 2018
Scholarship honors Buffalo native who was a leader for club, communityThe Buffalo Rugby Club and the Patel family have established The Kamil Patel - Buffalo Rugby Scholarship which is dedicated to honoring the memory of Kamil Patel. The scholarship was created in the spring of 2018 to assist high school rugby players who plan to continue their education in college while playing rugby. Renewable scholarships of up to $500 are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of t..

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Phaidra Knight Elected to World Rugby Hall of Fame

October 30, 2017
Induction Ceremony to be held on Nov 10 in Rugby, EnglandPhaidra Knight, one of the best US rugby players ever, and a member of both NYRC and Old Blue, has been elected for induction to the World Rugby Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on November 10 in Rugby, England."The World Rugby Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made an indelible mark on our sport through feats on the field of play, displays of great character or through their tireless and inspirational work in..

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EGU Welcomes New Board for 2017-18

July 24, 2017
As part of its 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM), Empire GU elected its Board of Directors for the 2017-18 cycle. EGU Board of Directors PresidentKen PapeVP OperationsMichael CraftonVP CommunicationsPat MoroneyVP FinanceJennifer SalomonED MenLex MaccubbinED Women Jennifer JonesED SevensRosalie MacGowanED Referees Brad KleinerEGU would like to thank the following outgoing Board members for their service and dedication to growing the game of rugby within Empire GU and beyond:Sh..

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Empire GU Clubs Set for USA Rugby Nationals

May 17, 2017
NYAC and Morris Advance to PittsburghEmpire GU has two clubs competing in the USA Rugby National Quarterfinals, set for May 20-21 at Founder's Field in Pittsburgh, PA.In Division I, NYAC will meet Mystic River in the Round of 8, on Saturday at 5pm. Morris, the Atlantic North Champions in D2, face Life at 1:30pm. Winners will advance to the National Semifinals on Sunday, May 21 (D2 11:45am, D1 3:15pm), while the losers will play a consolation match (D2 10am, D1 3:15pm)."We wish..

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