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Rugby NJ Hosts Payne, College Fair

  

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Rugby NJ Hosts Payne, College Fair

The New Jersey SBRO recently hosted a Friday night Town Hall Event with USA Rugby CEO, Dan Payne, as the featured guest.

Moderated by Matt McCarthy from Rugby Wrap Up, and held at the iconic Yogi Berra Museum on the campus of Montclair State University, the event featured a spirited discussion with Dan Payne, USA Women’s Eagle and New Jersey youth rugby alum, Tess Feury, and a packed audience.

Boys and girls working out during the combine.

On Sunday, the 2nd annual College Fair and Rugby Combine took place at the Sportscare Performance Institute in Whippany, NJ.   After having measurables of height, weight, hand size and wingspan recorded, 106 high school rugby players participated in the five station combine that consisted of a laser timed 40 yard dash, a seated medicine ball throw, a vertical jump, a 5-10-5 shuttle and the Yo-Yo test. All statistics were collated by the SportsCare staff and will be shared with the players and interested college coaches, as well as used to identify early prospects for the state RCT and High Performance teams.   

There were 45 college programs represented at the college fair (pictured below), including one from the United Kingdom. Besides coaches, many of the schools had admissions representatives and alumni on hand to speak to the players and families. College coaches, players and parents were all impressed with the day.   Said St. Bonaventure University men’s coach, Tui Osborne, “This was a fantastic event. Every state organization should run something like this.”

A List of Colleges and Universities in Attendance:

Men's Women's
American International College American International College
Binghamton University Binghamton University
Brown University Kutztown University
Colgate University LIU Post, Brookville, NY
Drew University Molloy College
Fordham University Monroe College
Furman University Mount St. Mary's University
Iona College Northumbria University UK
Kutztown University Notre Dame College
Monroe College Penn State University
Montclair State University Princeton University
Mount St. Mary's University Rutgers University
New Jersey Institute of Technology Sacred Heart University
Northumbria University UK Saint Michaels College
Notre Dame College St. Bonaventure University
Penn State Thomas More College
Princeton University West Point Military Academy
Rowan University York College of Pennsylvania
Rutgers University  
Saint Joseph's University  
St. Bonaventure University  
Susquehanna University  
Thomas More College  
Towson University Men's Rugby  
University at Albany  
West Point Military Academy  
Wheeling Jesuit University  

 

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