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Empire GU Hiring Paid Admin and Volunteer Executive Director-Colleges

The Empire GU is looking for a Paid Administrator and an Executive Director of Colleges. 
Descriptions of each role is below.  To apply for the Paid Admin position, please submit a cover letter and resume by May 31st.  If interested in the Exec. Director of Colleges, please submit a short bio of relevant experience. 
For interest in either of these positions, questions or comments, please contact VP Communications, Renee Ovrut ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " target="_blank"> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). 

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Summer Tournaments - 7s, touch and otherwise
  • 6/16 JoJo Moore hosted by White Plains http://www.wprfc.org/JoJo.aspx (Qualifier)
  • 6/16 Rockaway http://www.rockawayrugby.com/7s-tournament.html
  • 6/23 Hudson Valley 10's http://hudsonvalleyrugby.com/index.php?p=custom8
  • 6/30 Old Blue 7's http://www.oldbluerugby.com/sevens.html
  • 7/7 Danbury 7's http://danburyrugby.wordpress.com/
  • 7/14 New Haven 7s (Qualifier - Men's and Women's) Contact Mike:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • 7/21  Princeton 7's http://princetonacrugby.com/
  • 7/21 Hell Gate 7's www.villagelions.org
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:14
MetNY and NY State RFUs form Geographic Union, the Empire RFU GU

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.

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Economic Impact Study of Rugby in NYC

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 Benson for their effort and dedication in the creation of this valuable report.

For more information, please reach out to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and/or any authors of the study.


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PlayRugby USA Seeks Support


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...

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Last Updated on Monday, 30 May 2011 19:22
Ben Cohen Acceptance Tour Comes To NYC


Meet Ben Cohen MBE, 2003 Rugby World Cup Champion, and England Premiership Player on Sunday, May 22nd
at Boxers NYC Sportsbar from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This festive evening will benefit the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN), The Ben Cohen StandUp Project, and Gotham Knights Rugby Football Club.

English Premiership rugby player and 2003 World Cup Champion Ben Cohen MBE will make history again, as a straight, internationally recognized, professional, sportsman lending his name and full support in the fight against bullying. The Ben Cohen Acceptance Tour 2011 is a 4 city United States Tour from May 19th to May 29th focusing on bullying in sports and striving for a fair playing field for all sportsmen regardless of sexual orientation or background. Ben will be in New York City from May 22nd until the 24th.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 15 May 2011 19:36
MetNY Youth Head to NRU Playoffs - DAY 2 RESULTS


The MetNY will be sending several youth teams up to the Northeast Rugby Union playoffs this weekend. The NRU Championship will be hosted by Army at West Point. In the High School Boys Division, Xavier HS (NY) and Greenwich HS (CT) will be representing the MetNY. The U19/Club Division will be represented by Morris (NJ) and Union (NJ). For the girls, the U19/Club will be represented by Union (NJ) and New York RC (NY).

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Last Updated on Monday, 09 May 2011 12:21
MetNY RFU U23 Women's Team Named

The MetNY RFU would like to congratulate all the players who made the U23 Women's Team for 2011. The team will travel to UMass this weekend to play other U23 Select sides from the Northeast (New England North, New England East, New England West) in the NRU Cup. The NRU Cup is a selection vehicle for the Northeast U23 Women's Select Side Program.

The players representing the 2011 MetNY RFU U23 Women's Team are:

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East Islip Wins Top Prize at Final Four



This past Saturday, April 30th, the top four MetNY U19 D2 Teams competed for the championship trophy at Bakers Field. U19 D2 – NY was represented by East Islip and Bergen and the U19 D2 – NJ was represented by West Milford and Bergen.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2011 13:39
Randall's/Wards Island Rules and Home Team Responsibilities

The Parks Department has noted that MetNY RFU teams, on numerous occasions, have violated the Randall’s/Wards Island Rules. Because of this, the Union has been warned that we are in jeopardy of losing our permits indefinitely. In order to prevent this, the Union will be closely monitoring field usage and requiring home teams to take even more responsibility in ensuring that the Island’s Rules are followed.

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