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May 21, 1997 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When Greg Karabin organized the Bishop Shanahan rugby team four years ago, he was hoping that other teams soon would join the fold. There had been a club team at Conestoga for several years, but Karabin was looking for participation from students at other area high schools. It's been a slow process, but Karabin's wish appears to be coming true. This season Shanahan and Conestoga competed with two other teams, one from West Chester Henderson, the other from Downingtown. They are club teams, playing under the auspices of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union (EPRU)
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April 30, 2004 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Catherine Cruz was all about the bone-crushing hits, bloody noses and deep thigh bruises that are associated with rugby. Until she saw a video of New Zealand playing the sport at Unionville's introductory meeting to start up a rugby program last year. "That kind of scared me," the red-headed junior said. "The tackling was just coming left and right. I got a little freaked out. " Apparently, she is over that. Like the 60 other girls in Unionville Rugby Club and countless others across the region and the nation, Cruz craved a contact sport.
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April 30, 2010 | By Kate Harman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
While most college students are cramming for finals, writing one last research paper, and catching up on assigned reading, the Temple rugby club teams are in California, where the men's and women's squads will compete in Friday's Final Four at Stanford. They are excited, determined, and ready to win a national title. Unfortunately, the accomplishment is bittersweet. They wish Josias Sterling could have made the trip. Sterling, 19, was looking forward to his sophomore year at Temple when he died tragically last July.
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May 14, 1989 | By Joshua Klein, Special to The Inquirer
The Whitemarsh Youth Rugby Club has its bags packed and is ready to go to Utah. Last Sunday, the squad earned the right to compete in the United States championships to be held in Provo, Utah, next weekend. "I'm going to make the plane reservations tonight," Coach John Hushen said Tuesday. He'll be taking 23 players, all students from Cardinal O'Hara High School, on the trip. Winning the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union title last Sunday in Horsham guaranteed the club the trip to the eight-team championship.
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December 12, 2003 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Owen Jones, 18, a graduate of Haverford High, has been named to the U.S. under-19 rugby team, which is scheduled to play two matches in Guyana this weekend in a bid for a berth in the World Championships next year. A student at Temple, where he helped lead the school's club team to a 12-0 record this season, Jones said the selection surprised him because he had not been able to attend a key training camp in August. "The time constraints were such that I couldn't make it, but I was an Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union all-star selection," Jones said.
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January 27, 1986 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
While he concedes that the sport of rubgy is rougher than most, Dwight Cyliax insists that the players are not all that insensitive. Concerned about the bad press that the European soccer riots created last year and the general misconceptions of the non-rugby-playing public, Cyliax found a way to combine community athletics and community service by persuading his teammates on the Doylestown Rugby Club to participate in the ongoing American Red...
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November 4, 2004 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This season, West Chester University became the first NCAA Division II school to make women's rugby a varsity sport. West Chester has a 5-1 record and is expected to be named the top seed in the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union championships at Lehigh University this weekend in Bethlehem. On Saturday, the Golden Rams set a team scoring record in a 60-0 rout of Delaware. Individual marks also were set by sophomore Giselle Gonzalez with three tries in the second half for a game total of 15 points.
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March 26, 2002 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
On a windswept field surrounded by farms and rolling hills, a group of women gather on Saturday afternoons. They are law students, wives, manual laborers, engineers, and Web page designers during the week. But on Saturdays, they are ruggers. The Brandywine Women's Rugby Club is a recent inductee into the quickly growing game. The club's team, called the Riot, became a full-fledged member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union last month, after three probationary seasons following its start-up in 1999.
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April 29, 1999 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Jessica Abruzzi was going through orientation as a freshman at West Chester University when she noticed a photo display of the women's rugby team. Abruzzi, a native of Slatington, Pa., who had played basketball, softball, field hockey and track at Northern Lehigh High School, was intrigued. "I saw one picture of a player being tackled," Abruzzi, now a senior, recalled. "I said this is the sport for me. I thought it was awesome. I got really excited about it. " Like so many of her teammates on the women's rugby team, Abruzzi, at the time, was looking for something different in the way of sports participation.
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December 13, 2001 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Brian King calls Amber Benlian the best running back in the country. He isn't talking about high school players, either. And he isn't talking about football. He's talking about women's rugby. "She's an outstanding runner," King said. King should know. He has watched Benlian, 17, a senior at Haverford High, play for the Haverford Township club team he coaches. The squad, which consists of high school-age players, competes against other area teams under the auspices of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union.
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May 11, 2012 | By Lou Rabito, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They flew to Ireland to test their game. They will play for their first national title this weekend. And then they will compete in the first state championships. The Lady Dingoes, the under-19 girls' team from the Downingtown Rugby Football Club, clearly have taken off. Their sport has been going places, too. "I tell them all the time that this is an unbelievably special year of rugby because I can't think of any other year where you can have the opportunity to represent your country, the area where you are, and then be able to take our program and go out and compete for a national championship," Dingoes coach Matt Dziunycz said.
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May 18, 2010
Think of rugby, and you might conjure an image of players, big and burly, roughhousing in a sport as violent as some of its terminology - scrum, ruck, maul - would imply. In comparison, football might seem downright mild. Not so, said Downingtown East senior Max Narewski, who has played both sports and called rugby "a lot safer. " "You're not looking at high-speed collisions, like you have in football," added Mike Drill, coach of the Downingtown Rugby Football Club's under-19 squad.
SPORTS
April 30, 2010 | By Kate Harman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
While most college students are cramming for finals, writing one last research paper, and catching up on assigned reading, the Temple rugby club teams are in California, where the men's and women's squads will compete in Friday's Final Four at Stanford. They are excited, determined, and ready to win a national title. Unfortunately, the accomplishment is bittersweet. They wish Josias Sterling could have made the trip. Sterling, 19, was looking forward to his sophomore year at Temple when he died tragically last July.
SPORTS
November 4, 2004 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This season, West Chester University became the first NCAA Division II school to make women's rugby a varsity sport. West Chester has a 5-1 record and is expected to be named the top seed in the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union championships at Lehigh University this weekend in Bethlehem. On Saturday, the Golden Rams set a team scoring record in a 60-0 rout of Delaware. Individual marks also were set by sophomore Giselle Gonzalez with three tries in the second half for a game total of 15 points.
SPORTS
April 30, 2004 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Catherine Cruz was all about the bone-crushing hits, bloody noses and deep thigh bruises that are associated with rugby. Until she saw a video of New Zealand playing the sport at Unionville's introductory meeting to start up a rugby program last year. "That kind of scared me," the red-headed junior said. "The tackling was just coming left and right. I got a little freaked out. " Apparently, she is over that. Like the 60 other girls in Unionville Rugby Club and countless others across the region and the nation, Cruz craved a contact sport.
SPORTS
December 12, 2003 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Owen Jones, 18, a graduate of Haverford High, has been named to the U.S. under-19 rugby team, which is scheduled to play two matches in Guyana this weekend in a bid for a berth in the World Championships next year. A student at Temple, where he helped lead the school's club team to a 12-0 record this season, Jones said the selection surprised him because he had not been able to attend a key training camp in August. "The time constraints were such that I couldn't make it, but I was an Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union all-star selection," Jones said.
SPORTS
March 26, 2002 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
On a windswept field surrounded by farms and rolling hills, a group of women gather on Saturday afternoons. They are law students, wives, manual laborers, engineers, and Web page designers during the week. But on Saturdays, they are ruggers. The Brandywine Women's Rugby Club is a recent inductee into the quickly growing game. The club's team, called the Riot, became a full-fledged member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union last month, after three probationary seasons following its start-up in 1999.
SPORTS
December 13, 2001 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Brian King calls Amber Benlian the best running back in the country. He isn't talking about high school players, either. And he isn't talking about football. He's talking about women's rugby. "She's an outstanding runner," King said. King should know. He has watched Benlian, 17, a senior at Haverford High, play for the Haverford Township club team he coaches. The squad, which consists of high school-age players, competes against other area teams under the auspices of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union.
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March 30, 2001 | By Ira Josephs INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It began as a simple challenge from the boy across the street. Three years later, 2000 North Penn graduate and Penn State freshman Alex Johnson is headed to Santiago, Chile, for the Rugby World Cup as a member of the U.S. under-19 Eagles. Johnson leaves today for the competition, which stretches from Monday through April 17. Among the countries entered are Spain, Germany, Portugal, Russia, Belgium, Morocco, Poland, and the Czech Republic. "I was completely shocked," Johnson said of his selection to the team.
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October 20, 2000 | By Shannon Ryan, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Twelve years ago, Lisa Cocco was chatting in a friend's kitchen. Unknowingly, a floor above Lisa, her 5-year-old daughter was teetering on a narrow window ledge. Mandy Cocco was bravely practicing a fire-escape plan with a friend. It was one of Lisa's first indications that her oldest girl was not easily spooked. "I knew then to prepare myself," Lisa said. But when Mandy told her mom she wanted to play rugby, Lisa was surprised. "I told her, 'You are crazy,' " Lisa recalled.
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