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CIPP Registration Open

August 16, 2012
CIPP registration has opened! The easiest way to CIPP is go to www.usarugby.org and click on the "join rugby" in the top left corner, then go from there. So, now that we're a GU, the dues structure has changed. Clubs will no longer be paying Union dues, but rather each individual player will pay a proportion of Union dues. This fee is set at $45/person for men/women senior clubs. When you CIPP, your total will be $90 and $45 of that will come back to the EmpireGU, as Union dues. Colleges w..

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Coaches Wanted at SUNY Maritime

August 15, 2012
SUNY Maritime College Varsity Rugby is looking for a certified Coach for its Fall season. $5k for Head Coach $3K for Asst Coach. Practices evenings Tuesday and Thursday's 8:30 PM to 10:00PM games on Sunday's 1 PM. Anyone interested please see vacancy listed with human resources www.sunymaritime.edu and apply according to instructions.

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Referee certification courses

July 21, 2012
There are two upcoming Referee certification courses. August 4th in Parsippany, NJ and August 25th at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. Information for the August 4th course is below and you can follow the instructions for On Line registration to find out more details or register for either course. All clubs should have a member who is a certified referee. As a reminder, the referee societies (RRSNY and NYSRRS) may give higher priority for referee assignments to clubs that have an active refer..

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NYRC secures NRU 3rd seed

July 20, 2012
The NRU Championships were held up at Mystic River's grounds pine Banks in Malden MA this weekend with NYRC looking to go one better than last year and secure a home playoff for the D1 CR4 playoff with MARFU. On the first day NYRC though against NERFU #1 Mystic River the guys never got going in the first half and were 50-0 down early in the second. They eventually found their pattern and started fighting back adding 24 points of their own to close out the match. Though the 50-24 loss was not hea..

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MetNY and NY State RFUs form Geographic Union, the Empire RFU GU

July 20, 2012
The officers of the MetNY RFU are pleased to announce the official formation of the Empire RFU GU. As previously mentioned, in an effort to move towards USAR's organization of unions by geography, the MetNY has merged with NYS to effectively become the Empire RFU GU. The MetNY RFU will officially dissolve once the Empire GU RFU has elected its board and is fully operational. This is expected to take place within the next 2 weeks.In the short term, there should be no massive changes for member..

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Economic Impact Study of Rugby in NYC

July 20, 2012
Members of the MetNY RFU have been working, for months, on creating an economic impact study on rugby in NYC. This report, amongst other things, shows what rugby brings to NYC in terms of money, people and tourism. The study is currently being used to approach city officials to bolster interest in the game, understand that the sport is growing and liaise with them to build more rugby fields in NYC.The MetNY would like to thank Toby Butterfield, Kieran Holohan, Dave Martin, Ted Perkins and Troy..

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PlayRugby USA Seeks Support

July 20, 2012
Play Rugby USA is seeking support from the local rugby community for two major events they are having this June. The first event on June 11th is the 2011 NYC Rugby Cup. The NYC Rugby Cup is an annual event that is catered to HUNDREDS of young aspiring rugby players. The second event on June 17th will be their 4th annual Coctail Benefit. The Coctail Benefit will act as a fundraiser for Play Rugby USA. Read on to see a mesage about both events from Play Rugby USA President Mark Griffin... 201..

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