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Scrum Machine at Randall's Island

September 08, 2014
Lansdowne RFC is coordinating securing a scrum machine for use by multiple clubs at Randall's Island. Teams interested in sharing in sharing cost and management of a scrum machine should contact Patrick at lansdownerfc@gmail.com.

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NYC 7s Finishes Seventh at World Club 7s

August 17, 2014
World Club 7s: New York Finish Seventh, Shield For SeattleSeattle celebrating their Shield win.Courtesy of This is American Rugby / thisisamericanrugby.comhttp://www.thisisamericanrugby.com/2014/08/world-club-7s-new-york-finish-seventh.html#more Although it wasn't the results they wanted both New York and Seattle finished on high notes at the World Club 7s. New York faced two difficult matches before they blew out Russian side Enisei for 7th place while Seattle proved they should have been in t..

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Old Blue Men Fall to Seattle in National Club 7s Cup Match

August 10, 2014
Courtesy of This is American Rugbyhttp://www.thisisamericanrugby.com/2014/08/seattle-take-second-straight-club-7s.html Seattle have repeated as the National Club 7s champions with a 29-26 victory over Old Blue in what was one of the most entertaining finals in years. Both teams played attacking rugby that thrilled the nearly full main stadium. Several players from each team stepped up in key moments and delivered punch followed by counter-punch.Seattle wasted little time in getting the scoring ..

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Old Blue Women Fall to SD in Women's National 7s Cup Match

August 10, 2014
Courtesy of This is American Rugbyhttp://www.thisisamericanrugby.com/2014/08/san-diego-surfers-earn-womens-club-7s.html#more The San Diego Surfers have claimed the 2-14 Women's National Club 7s title after beating a very tough Old Blue team in the Cup final. San Diego were fantastic all weekend and deserved champions. They were the deepest team in the tournament and were clinical and finish any opportunity they received. The win caps off what was a great summer for the team.Wanting to avenge th..

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Old Blue Women's 7s Competes at USA Rugby National Championship

August 04, 2014
The forwards consist of Tianna Camous of Lindenwood, a former college wrestling All-American, Tabetha Super, a speedster from Kutztown University, and hard-hitting Domo Cammock from American International College. Corinne Heavner from Penn State University will be playing SH, passing out to college All-American Melissa Olman at flyhalf. The backs will feature speed with Davon Thomas from Lindenwood University and Hannah Gauthreux of NDC. Also in th..

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Old Blue Men's 7s Compete at USA Rugby National Championship

August 04, 2014
The Old Blue Sevens squad has been announced to compete in the USA Rugby National Championship in Seattle on August 9-10, 2014. The squad finished as the first seed in Northeast qualifying competition and travels to Seattle looking to improve on recent fourth- and third-place finishes in 2012 and 2013, respectively. “This is a talented and hard-working group of players who are ready and raring to go. I look forward to them matching up with the best club competitio..

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New York City 7s to Take Part in World Club 7s 2014

July 28, 2014
The New York City Sevens squad has been announced to compete in the Aviva Premiership World Club 7’s to be held at Thomond Park, Limerick on August 9-10, 2014 and Twickenham, London on August 16-17, 2014. These tournaments will see the New York side drawn against international powerhouses such as Auckland, Western Province and Saracens.The combined squad is comprised of twelve players from the Northeast Olympic Development Academy (ODA) based in New York and Boston, as well as six p..

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Proposed Bylaw Change

May 09, 2014
Proposed Bylaw Change A proposed change to the Empire GU Bylaws has been presented by Michael Crafton, EGU President. This notice is per Section 8.04 of the EGU Bylaws.  Current BylawArticle III - Meetings of the MembersSection 3.02. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGThe Union will hold an "Annual General Meeting" each year. The Annual General Meeting will be held during the month of December of January. Proposed ChangeArticle III - Meetings of the MembersSection 3.02. ANNUAL GENERA..

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EGU, RRSNY and NYSRRS Partner on Referee Abuse Policies

April 23, 2014
1. Sideline barriers are required to be in place for every match. Referees will be instructed to not start a match without sideline barriers. See the Empire GU sideline barrier policy below which RRSNY / NYSRRS will use at this time for all matches and all leagues. 3. The Referee Societies and EGU recommend teams have a person appointed as a sideline monitor. This person should not be a coach or active player. The role of the sideline monitor is to caution coaches, players and ..

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Northeast ODA to Hold Open Tryouts - May 10 & 11

April 16, 2014
The Northeast Olympic Development Academies (ODA) will be holding open try-outs for all male players aged 18 and over with the Empire (New York) Academy on Saturday, May 10 at the Columbia University facility at Baker Field in New York, check-in 11.30am.The New England Academy (Boston) will follow on Sunday, May 11th with an 11:30am check-in. Players must be pre-registered and the combine will include both standardized athletic testing and live scrimmages. Coaches from both Academies will attend..

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