Today is was announced that The University of Southern California, Stanford University and Santa Clara University are the first three schools admitted to the Silicon Valley International 7’s College Rugby Challenge, which will be part Silicon Valley International 7’s rugby weekend at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium on Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th. The college field will serve as a... Read More
Natural Rivalries between England and Ireland, Australia and Olympic Gold Medalist Fiji, USA and New Zealand, First-ever Appearance In US of Chinese National Team, Among Highlights For The Inaugural Event
United World Sports, the owner and operator of the largest annual rugby events in the United States, today unveiled the pairings in pool play for the Silicon Valley 7's, which will bring most... Read More
The Irish Rugby Football Union is doubling down on the game of 7s, with a big year ahead of the team leading up to the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens to be held at AT&T Park in San Francisco. In preparation for the big quadrennial, Ireland has scheduled three tournaments for the remainder of the year, including the Silicon Valley 7s in San Jose's Avaya Stadium in November.
Silicon Valley, which... Read More
United World Sports, the owner and operator of the largest annual rugby events in the United States, today announced a unique and innovative club affiliate marketing program for the Silicon Valley 7's, which will bring most of the world’s greatest rugby playing nations to San Jose’s Avaya Stadium on Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th. The affiliate marketing program will give... Read More
The Fiji Savu Water claimed the Rugbytown 7s and the $10,000 prize with a victory over the Ramblin Jesters, 31-14. The squad composed of legendary Waisale Serevi and several Olympic Gold Medal winning players from Rio 2016.
The field consisted of 20 teams, many of which were all star teams comprised of international stars. The field was divided into four groups with each team getting four pool... Read More
After being awarded the 2017 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Men's Club 7s National Championship trophy, the coaches of Atavus Rugby and the Rugby Utah Selects, Emilie Bydwell and Ben Nichols, spoke with Rugby Today’s Alexander Diegel.
Rugby Today: What about your team was the main reason for winning the National Championship?
Emilie Bydwell, Director of Atavus Rugby: Ultimately, it was preparation.... Read More
Day Two at 2017 USA Club Rugby 7s National Championships went a lot better, both for the Beltway Elite and me personally. In the first match against the eventual Bowl winners, the Dallas Reds, I got my first start of my career at 7s Nationals. Unfortunately, I can’t say that I made the most of it. I wasn’t very happy with my performance and we lost a sloppy, rainy match 5-0 on the last play. We... Read More
Atavus captured the 2017 women’s club 7s national championship with a 26-14 win over the San Diego Surfers. The Seattle program went undefeated on the weekend in route to the title.
After beating Minneapolis and Orlando, Atavus had its closest game of the tournament with Northern Virginia. It held of Nova 21-17 and advanced as the first seed in pool D. Seattle then outlasted ARPTC and Life West... Read More
In a tremendous matchup, the Utah Selects captured their second consecutive club 7s national championship with an exciting 22-21 victory over rival Denver Barbarians. The Selects scored two tries in the final two minutes, including one at the death to stun the Barbarians.
It is the second consecutive year that the finals ended between two teams from the frontier division. Last year, Utah upended... Read More
Rugby Today reporter and Beltway Elite prop Alexander Diegel here. Some of you may have read my writing before, and some may know I’ve played rugby in the Mid-Atlantic for the last six years or so with the Maryland/Potomac Exiles, Capital Selects, and now, Beltway.
Beltway Elite won the Mid-Atlantic Conference and qualified for Nationals as the ninth seed in its inaugural season, a story in and... Read More