Joe Duffy Update

Joe Duffy was discharged from Magee Rehabiliation Hospital, but will remain under their lifetime policy of care. Joe receives physical therapy at home now with goals geared to eventual out-patient therapy back at Magee's facility in Philadelphia. Any contribution to help is appreciated.

 
Recovery seems a long way away, but Joe is adamant about getting out of his wheelchair someday. He had a

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Referees at Practice

The EPRRS is more than willing to send a representative to a session for your Club to go over the Law, Management Guidelines, INterpretations, etc.  We could also send a body to do a scrimmage.  If your club is interested, please reach out to Jim Rogers ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to coordinate.

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IMPORTANT: Referee Background Checks

Attention: All referees must undergo background check as part of CIPP Registration
 
USA Rugby is expanding their background checks to include referees, with that requirement, the bulk registration EPRRS performed in years past is no longer available. Each referee MUST register individually. We will provide a credit for CIPP registration in your annual dues payments. 
 

USA Rugby: Changes to "Yes 9" Procedure

BOULDER, Colo. – The USA Rugby Rugby Committee voted to adopt the IRB’s newest revision to the ongoing scrum engagement global trial: non-verbal communication to indicate to the scrumhalf when the ball can be placed into the scrum.

Effective March 1 at all college and club matches, referees will discuss in the front-row briefing with scrumhalves how the touching should be accomplished and

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Division Coordinator Contact Info

Division Coordinator Email
MAC Men Club D1 & D2 Bryan Dewease This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MAC Men Club D3 & D4 Larry Lamaina This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Women Club Erin Strelec This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MARC Division 1 Men College Daniel Yarusso This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MARC Division 2 Men College Bill Gregory This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MARC Division 3 Men College Jonathan Niles This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MARC Women College Sean Cobb This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MARC Women College Scott Stratton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rugby PA High School Mike McCandless This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
DE HS Rugby Unknown This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NJ HS Rugby Unknown This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rugby PA Boys U15 Kevin Lynott This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rugby PA Boys U13 Kevin Lynott This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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From USA Rugby: Becoming The Elite

Becoming The Elite highlights the accomplishments of seven individuals and their rise to the top level of refereeing. For more information on how to become a referee, visit: http://usarugby.org/#goto/referees.

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