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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 to..

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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). T..

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Empire Olympic Development Academy Kicks Off

May 28, 2013
New York -- Over 70 athletes from around the metropolitan New York area attended open tryouts on Saturday, May 25, for the newly-formed Empire GU Sevens Olympic Development Academy. The tryouts were held at Columbia University’s Baker Field. The Academy is dedicated to identifying, developing and preparing Sevens players with a view to placing athletes on the USA Eagles men’s national team and the USA Olympic squad for Rio Games in 2016. Athletes were tested over 10 mete..

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Empire GU Women's Select 7s Tryout

May 23, 2013
Empire Women’s Select 7’s tryout Saturday, May 25, 2013 Columbia University's Baker Field   Goal: assemble a competitive team of women's 7's players from the Empire/NYC area with the stated goal of qualifying for club nationals in Chestwick, PA, August 10-11.  Identify: individual players from local clubs who have an interest, skill, fitness, availability, and budget to be considered for selection to an area r..

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Princeton AC Advances to D2 Elite 8

May 12, 2013
Princeton, NJ -- Princeton Athletic Club advanced to the Final Four to battle Montauk on Saturday, May 4. PAC was also hosting the Division 2 and 3 playoff matches, May 4-5, making it a highly-anticipated weekend for the PAC family. On May 4, PAC battled Montauk, which has had PAC's number in the last few matchups. PAC was able to put an end to this trend with a convincing 41-20 victory. Tries were scored by #10 Colby Clabaugh, Captain #6 Chris Sedlak, #12 Inosi Kau, and three tries for #13 Dan ..

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Village Lions Women's RFC Seek Head Coach

May 08, 2013
Seeking D1 Women's Head Coach The Village Lions Rugby Football Club is seeking a women’s team Head Coach beginning August 2013, who will assist in coaching and preparation through the Spring 2014 competitive season. All travel is covered, with the possibility of a stipend or funding for coaching development. Previous experience required with  priority given to candidates who have experience coaching women’s sides. Team Background: Found..

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Internship Opportunity -Northeast 7s Olympic Development Academy

May 06, 2013
Northeast 7s Rugby Olympic Development Academy/NRU and EMPIRE 7’s Series Sport Management Internship – Summer, 2013 Term: This internship is expected to start in mid-May 2013 and continue through August 2013. This is a part-time, unpaid internship at 10-20 hours per week.  Interns must be enrolled in the Sport Management program in order to be considered. Overview:  The primary focus of this internship is to support and assist in t..

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Northeast Olympic Development Academy Tryouts

May 04, 2013
The Northeast Olympic Development Academies (ODA) will be holding open tryouts for all male players aged 17 and above. The Empire (New York) Academy will be held on Saturday, May 25, at Columbia University's Baker Field in New York City. Check-in is at 11.30 am. The New England Academy (Boston) will follow on Sunday, May 26, at Malden Catholic High School in Malden, Mass. Check-in is at 12:30 pm.The mission of the N..

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Empire GU Announces High School 7s Summer Series

May 01, 2013
Empire GU Sevens High School 7's Championship Series for Girls & Boys  Summer 2013   The Empire GU is pleased to announce its first ever High School 7's Championship Series. Endorsed by RugbyNY, RugbyNJ, and RugbyCT, the Empire series expands high school rugby opportunities in the tri-state area through collaboration between the State Rugby Organizations (SROs), the Empire GU senior clubs, and summer 7's tourname..

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Empire GU to Hold Men's D2 / D3 Final Four

April 29, 2013
Semifinal action will be contested on Saturday, May 4, followed by the D2 and D3 Championship games on Sunday, May 5. The fields are located at 635 Georges Road in Monmouth Junction, NJ. Directions Here Empire GU Men’s D2 / D3 Final Four Schedule Men’s D3 (Field A) Game 2: Old Blue B v. North Jersey (2p) Men’s D2 (Field B) Game 2: Montauk v. Princeton (3p) Sunday, May 5, 2013 2p: D3 Championship

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