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EGU Announces New Board of Directors

July 27, 2015
Empire GU has announced the newly-elected Board of Directors.  The following board members were elected, with their term set to expire at the next AGM:President: Ken Pape (Monmouth)VP Operations: Jorge Quintana (Brooklyn)VP Communications: Pat Moroney (Monmouth)VP Finance: Rosalie MacGowan (NYRC)ED Men: Lex Maccubbin (Buffalo)ED Women: Sarah Rutman (Morris)ED Sevens: Sean Horan (Old Blue)ED Referees: Brad Kleiner (appointed position) Empire GU would like to rec..

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USA Rugby Club Survey

July 15, 2015
The USA Rugby Club Department is conducting a comprehensive survey of senior clubs. This is American Rugby took a moment to catch up with Club Department Manager Erik Geib about the purpose of the survey, what he hopes it will accomplish, and what the data will be used for.Each EGU-member club is requested to complete the survey. Survey Link

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Northeast Academy Launches Womens Program

May 20, 2015
As part of a rebranding strategy, the Northeast Olympic Development Academy (ODA) will in future be known simply as the Northeast Academy. Another exciting development will see the launch this summer of the Northeast Womens Academy, which is intended to replicate and mirror the model and success of the Mens program. “The previous name was a bit of a mouthful”, said Academy founder and Director Sean Horan, ”and we are looking to simplify the brand as we move into this, our t..

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Concussion Study Opportunity for Rugby Athletes

May 13, 2015
Have you had a recent head injury? A Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion? Dr. Teena Shetty, of Hospital for Special Surgery in collaboration with the Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Group (RRIPG), is conducting a research study looking for new MRI applications to better understand and diagnose concussions. If you have recently had a head injury, this may be of interest to you! You will receive prompt clinical care for your traumatic brain injury/c..

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Bay Area to Host Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018

May 13, 2015
San Francisco Bay area to host Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018The San Francisco Bay area will host Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 after the World Rugby Council awarded hosting rights for the prestigious event to USA Rugby.The magnificent Giants Stadium in San Francisco, supported by Avaya Stadium in San Jose, will provide an impressive stage for the world’s top female and male Rugby Sevens players to showcase their talent ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The competition dates will be announc..

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Empire Selects v British Police - Tryout & Match Information

May 05, 2015
Empire Selects v British Police Tryout / Match InformationAn Empire Select side (15s) will take on the British Police Selects on Randall’s Island on May 23rd. This is British Police Selects' second game of its tour, following a game against the Boston Barbarians on May 16.Selections are open to any CIPPed athletes in an Empire GU club. Selections for this game will be from athletes which take part in the USA Rugby National Tracking Camp on May 17 at Baker Field, Columbia Univ..

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Northeast ODA Holding National Tracking Camp & Open Combine

May 05, 2015
The Northeast Olympic Development Academy (ODA), in conjunction with USA Rugby, will be holding a National Tracking Camp and Open Combine for all players aged 18 and above on Sunday, May 17 at the Columbia University facility at Baker Field in New York, check-in 8 am.As part of this camp / combine, players for the Empire Select side (15s) which will take on the British Police will be chosen from this camp / combine. More information on selections and the match can be found here. This o..

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Credentials Committee

March 23, 2015
Empire GU is forming a Credentials Committee, whose role will be to verify rosters prior to all scheduled Empire GU playoff matches. The Board is seeking qualified and dependable individuals who have the support of their club to fill this committee. It is crucial that we get people from all corners of the GU so we can have reliable people perform this important and necessary role.  Any individual interested must obtain written consent from their club President (or equiva..

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Maccabi USA Accepting Rugby Applications for 2015 Games

March 12, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     Contact: Sam Balaban-Feld at 267.627.5647 ext. 4157sbalaban-feld@maccabiusa.com  / www.maccabiusa.comMACCABI USA ACCEPTING RUGBY APPLICATIONS FOR 2015 PAN AMERICAN MACCABI GAMESPhiladelphia, PA, March 11 – Maccabi USA Rugby coaches Aaron Davis and Dallen Stanford are seeking talented Jewish Rugby players to represent Team USA at th..

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Empire Summer 7s Date Announced

March 03, 2015
Empire GU has announced the dates of the 2015 Empire Summer 7s Series. More information will be included when available. 6/20/2015Monmouth 7sLincroft, NJ6/27/2015Tri State 7sDanbury Ct.7/11/2015Hell Gate 7sNYC7/18/2015NJ 7sSouth Brunswick, NJ7/25/2015Blazing 7sMorristown, NJ

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