Beginners Guide to Rugby




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                     RugbyPA  RugbyPA Mission:

Rugby Pennsylvania (RugbyPA) exists to grow participation in rugby at the youth and high school levels in Pennsylvania. RugbyPA is dedicated to providing a safe, professional framework for rugby competition in order to foster fun, build character, promote teamwork, and impress upon young people the unique culture of rugby and the many associated life rewards.


USA Rugby is based upon these core organizational beliefs:

usa-rugby-logoWe believe that rugby will be the best experience in American sports.
We believe in delighting and creating value for our members.
We believe rugby has something for everyone and that anyone can play.
We believe in lifelong camaraderie beyond the game.
We believe that our greatest assets are our players.
We believe in developing peak performance at all levels of the game.
We believe in owning our performance.




The Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union, Inc. (EPRU) is organized under the auspices of the Mid Atlantic Rugby Football Union, Inc.(MARFU) and USA Rugby and is operated exclusively to promote and foster the growth of Rugby Union Football and to educate the public and players in the game of Rugby Union Football as played under the Laws of the International Rugby Board.


The EPRU is comprised of clubs in Eastern & Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware and is the second largest in the nation with over 6,000 members. Only the New England RU, which has 230 clubs within 7 states has more members. Some of the country’s most successful coaching, refereeing and medical clinics are organized and conducted by the EPRU. International coaches, U.S. national team coaches, top grade referees and some of the world’s best rugby administrators participate in this highly successful service to the rugby community. The EPRU was the first Local Area Union to hold Level I & Level II Coaching Certification programs.