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Old Blue Places Third at US 7s Championships

August 16, 2013
  USA Rugby Men’s Club 7s Championships Saturday-Sunday, August 10-11, 2013 Founder’s Field  Pittsburgh, PA -- The 7s side of Empire GU entry Old Blue RFC swept through a strong Pool B at the 2013 US Men’s Club 7s Championships, shut out NRU rivals Middlesex (MA) 19-0 in the Cup quarters to reach the Final Four for the second straight year; and finished third in the US.The defending 2012 NRU 7s champion Old Blue quali..

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GU Schedules All-Union Call for July 28

July 22, 2013
All-Union Call on July 28Empire GU member clubs are invited to have one (1) executive board member join the All-Union Call on Sunday, July 28, at 9p.Only members of a club's Executive Board are invited to take part in the callAn open forum for GU members will be held at the end of the callAttendees will be limited to one minute per questionThe All-Union Call will last approximately one (1) hour, and will cover items such as Fall 2013 Competition, League Assignments, upcoming GU events and m..

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Empire GU Unveils New Brand Identity

July 17, 2013
New York -- Empire GU Rugby today introduced a new brand and identity system that sets the visual direction for the Union for years to come.Empire GU officials selected Bakline, Inc. to manage the design services element of the brand re-desgn. Over a nearly two-month period, the two organizations worked to refine and update the primary mark of the GU, honoring the rich tradition of rugby and incorpating the strength and breadth of the Union."With the change in organizational struc..

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Additional Referees Needed for Monmouth 7s (June 29)

June 28, 2013
Looking for additional people to referee at the Monmouth 7s this Saturday, June 29, at Thompson Park, Lincroft, NJ. The tournament will run from 8:30a - 5p. Unexpectedly, the tournament expanded beyond the number of referees available.Please contact Brad Kleiner at bk.rrsny@yahoo.com if interested.  Include your name, email address, previous referee experience, whether  you have your referee certification (prefer people with certification but let me know anyway if you are int..

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NRU 7s Women's Championship Series Update

June 27, 2013
This Saturday, June 29, the Monmouth 7s tournament,“Showdown at the Shore,” plays host to the second round of the NRU 7’s Women’s Championship Series.  The top three teams in the NRU are Beantown, Boston Belles and Morris. Only eight points separate first place from third place, making this weekend’s competition that much more exciting!  Series Standings as of 6/27/13 1st – Beantown 2nd – Boston Be..

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Women's 7s Championship Series Update

June 27, 2013
This Saturday, June 29, the Monmouth 7s Tournament, “Showdown at the Shore,” plays host to the third round of the Empire GU 7’s Women’s Championship Series.  To date, nine women’s teams from six clubs have participated in the series. After two rounds of competition, New York Rugby Club (NYRC) stands at the top of the table with 56 points.    Series Standings as of 6/27/13 1st – N..

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Girls and Boys Championship 7s Series Opens on June 29

June 26, 2013
The opening round of the Empire GU High School 7's Championship Series for Girls and Boys kicks off this Saturday at the "Showdown at the Shore", the Monmouth 7s rugby tournament.This innovative five-tournament series proudly offers the first Summer 7's competition structure for high school athletes in the tri-state area. NYRC (NY), Morris (NJ), and PRUSA (NY) are all sending high school girls teams on Saturday. The high school boys d..

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Northeast Olympic Development Academy Selects Squad

June 05, 2013
June 5, 2013 -- Over 125 athletes from all over the Northeast area attended two open tryouts on Saturday, May 25, for the newly-formed Sevens Olympic Development Academy at Columbia University’s Baker Field, and again in Malden, Mass., on Sunday, May 26. "I am delighted at the high number of athletes participating today and with the diversity of clubs and universities which will now be represented in the Academy," said Sean Horan, Director o..

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Old Blue Falls to Oceanside in Thrilling D3 Title Match

June 02, 2013
By Pat Clifton | RugbyMag.comSunday, June 2, 2013Glendale, CO -- Oceanside won the DIII National Championship at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. Sunday, beating Old Blue, 44-40, in a game that took a full 100 minutes to conclude. The teams were knotted at 32-32 at the end of regulation, and a heroic three-try performance from Tai Enosa pushed Oceanside over the top.“I was just trying to push my boys throughout the whole game, just telling them hang in there, hang in there. You have t..

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Old Blue Advances to Division 3 National Championship

May 28, 2013
Old Blue Rugby Club of New York will be competing in the National Division 3 championship Final Four in Glendale, CO, the weekend of June 1-2, 2013. The Empire D3 champions came through the regional crossover playoffs and travelled to Virginia Beach, VA for the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 where they defeated North Bay of Maryland, 15-12, and then Kalamazoo (MI), 42-24, earning the right to fly to Denver. Old Blue’s opponents in the semifinal will be the storied Belmont Shore club (CA). ..

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