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Gotham Knights Seeking a Head Coach

September 16, 2013
Gotham Knights RFC is a NYC-based Senior Men’s Division 3 rugby club. Gotham fields competitive A and social B sides with players from novice to professional standard.  Gotham is a member of IGRAB (International Gay Rugby Association and Board) and three years ago won the Mark Bingham Cup in Minneapolis. Credentials: Gotham seeks an experienced coach who is willing to work with our enthusiastic squad of players for an immediate start.- Experience coaching and/or experience playing..

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Letter to Empire GU Membership

August 24, 2013
Letter to Empire GU Membership  To the Empire GU Membership -  For the second time in three months, the Empire GU leadership was forced to cancel a scheduled Coaching and Player Clinic due to extremely low enrollment. Most recently, we cancelled the program scheduled for August 24 at Vassar College, which would have offered five (5) Professional Development Units and also a chance for players to receive premier instruction. Earlier this summer, a similar clinic was scheduled,..

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Changes to Scrum Engagement Process for 2013-14

August 24, 2013
For the competitive season 2013 - 2014, the scrum engagement process is changed to the following:The referee will issue commands Crouch - Bind - Set - (Yes 9*)http://www.irblaws.com/index.php?domain=16&page=1&language=ENThis is what is expected of the players and what the referee should be looking for:CrouchScrum players will bind to their team mates and be in a position ready to scrummageBoth front rows must be at the same heightShoulders not below hipsNumber 8 is bound with arm and sho..

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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 qualifie..

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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 Belles 3..

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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 â€“ New Yor..

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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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