The last qualifying tournaments in the West were Saturday before the conference championships begin over the next two weeks. With the Red River and Frontier on a bye, Life West won NorCal’s SFGG 7s, the Washington Athletic Club took its second Pacific Northwest title at the Roy Lucas 7s, and Belmont Shore was victorious at the Sunsplash 7s.
NorCal - SFGGs 7s
In NorCal, Life West won the second... Read More
With some of the conference sevens wrapped up and the rest heading toward the final turn, the USA Rugby Club 7s National Championship bracket is shaping up. Old Blue and Connecticut clinched the two seeds from the Atlantic North while Schuylkill River and Beltway Elite all-but punched its tickets from the Mid-Atlantic. The Chicago Lions look like a favorite in the Midwest, while Legion of Doom... Read More
After the Fourth of July weekend, the USA Club Rugby 7s National Qualifiers resumed play with multiple teams looking to improve their resumes or make their mark on the summer. Six events were played in the East with the Atlantic North, Mid-Atlantic, and South in action.
In the Atlantic North, the CT Bulldogs captured their first win in the ultra competitive region. Hosted by the Village Lions at... Read More
Former Team USA Women's 7s head coach Ric Suggitt passed away at the age of 58 from a medical complication Tuesday, reports the University of Lethbridge athletic department, where Suggitt coached the Pronghorn women's team. The announcement states Suggitt passed away with his family by his side.
Suggitt coached the USA women from 2010-2015, seeing the team through a third-place finish at the... Read More
This past weekend featured five 7s National Qualifier tournaments across the country. Mystic River defeated division leaders Old Blue in the Atlantic North’s Newports 7s, Beltway Elite took down tournament hosts NOVA in NOVA-Ruggerama 7s, Rugby Utah outlasted the Denver Barbarians in the Frontier’s Denver 7s, the Dallas Reds defeated the Austin Blacks in the Red River’s Tornado Alley 7s and... Read More
With Mid-Atlantic qualifiers set to kick off this coming Saturday in Northern Va., two teams look to be the early favorites: the newly-formed Beltway Elite 7s and defending MAC 7s Champions, Schuylkill River.
Both teams have a preseason tournament championship under its respective belts. In each team’s first tournament of the summer, the Lehigh Valley 7s, Beltway edged Schuylkill River by the... Read More
The first full weekend of Club 7s National Qualifiers was on Saturday with seven tournaments in action across the nation. In the east, Old Blue beat rival NYAC, 33-0, at the Atlantic North’s Monmouth 7s; New Orleans bested Optimus at the True South’s NOLA 7s; Charlotte outlasted Southern Pines in overtime, 15-10 at the South-Carolinas’ Queen City 7s; and Metropolis won the Midwest’s Madtown 7s... Read More
The launch of Super 7s was announced two weeks ago, and this new way of packaging 7s rugby is set to make its debut in 2018. With four 12-minute quarters constituting a game, benches being extended to include 16 players, open subs being allowed during any dead ball, a two-on-one overtime “gauntlet”, and a women’s league launching right alongside the men’s competition, Super 7s stands apart from... Read More
Upwards of 300 players competed in the men's Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, and the braintrust at Rugby Today has whittled that large pool down to 12 for the tournament's Dream Team. While there were certainly other big-time players, like Dylan Audsley and Holden Yungert of St. Mary's, Jimmy Wolfer of St. Joe's and Cal's Sam Cusano, named tournament MVP by the CRC organizers, but... Read More
Robert Paylor was not only in the hearts and minds of each of Cal’s players, coaches and supporters over the weekend, his name was scrawled on the Golden Bears’ jerseys. On May 6th, Paylor was partially paralyzed in the Varsity Cup final. He’s been rehabilitating ever since and was recently moved to a hospital in Colorado which specializes in spinal cord injuries. His future is uncertain.
That... Read More