capped off an undefeated Empire 7s championship with a 43-10 defeat of
Stony Brook Saturday night to win an automatic bid to the inaugural USA
Rugby 7s national championships.
The Midshipmen pounded Iona 26-5 in one semifinal, and Stony Brook beat
Binghamton 21-14 in the other.
“I think that we weren’t really technical in our rugby, but we’re pretty
rock solid, and that... Read More
USA Rugby and the USOC are expected to announce next week some details
about how the national 7s teams will be supported in 2012.
It’s quite possible that both the men’s and women’s 7s teams will be able
to start residency programs as early as January.
Most likely this would mean players could move to the San Diego area,
living in private housing that they pay for. There are... Read More
Matt Hawkins is so used to playing with pain, he feels almost weird playing
But that’s what the USA 7s team forward will be able to do next weekend at
the Australia 7s in Gold Coast, Queensland.
last half of last season I was really banged up and sore,” Hawkins told
RUGBYMag.com. “My main focus since then has been to get back from my
surgeries. I had two... Read More
7s Head Coach Al Caravelli might have wanted to turn around with most, if
not all, of the Pan-Am squad for the beginning of the HSBC Sevens World
But it was not to be. With Roland Suniula, Blaine Scully and Mile Pulu
injured, and Maka Unufe and Rocco Mauer both running into issues that made
them unavailable, Caravelli was forced into some changes.
He also made... Read More
Stony Brook beating Texas in Las
Vegas. Numina photo
The final qualifying tournament for the inaugural USA Rugby college 7s
national championship is being hosted Saturday by Stony Brook in Long
Island, NY. All Empire Conference teams are expected to be in attendance,
except for Syracuse and Buffalo, and Navy, American International College,
Temple and... Read More
Either Men's National 7s coach Al Caravelli announced the team for
the first leg of the 7s World Series Nov. 25-26 in Gold Coast, Australia
Matt Hawkins, Miles Craigwell, Nick Edwards, Tai Enosa and Duncan Kelm are
the players selected who did not represent the Eagles in the Pan-Ams. The
players on the Pan-Am roster not named to the Australia squad are Maka
Unufe,... Read More
Selecting a completely untried flyhalf for an international team, even a 7s
team, is a risk.
No matter how well a player does in the club or all-star scene,
conventional wisdom says players need to be brought in carefully. That’s
what happened with Jone Naqica, and that’s what happened with Nese Malifa.
But Folau Niua didn’t... Read More
The Empire 7s, the final qualifier for the national college 7s tournament,
has confirmed its list of teams and schedule.
Hosts Stony Brook and the US Naval Academy headline a 12-team bracket,
while Temple, currently leaders in Eastern Penn, and Iona, which tied Stony
Brook with a 5-1 league record this fall, are also top seeds in their
State University Head Coach informed RUGBYMag.com Friday that the Tigers
will not be able to attend the new USA Rugby Collegiate 7s Championships
December 16-17 at Texas A&M.
LSU has declined the invitation to be an at-large team, McLean said.
""We are honored to be asked ... but will not be able to attend," McLean
said in an email.
McLean cited the short... Read More
Ten college teams from nine states have already signed on to participate in
the USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championships qualifier at the Stations Casinos
Las Vegas Invitational.
Among them, 2010 CRC champions the University of Utah.
Also locked in are:
Davenport, Kutztown, Life, Mizzou, St. Joseph’s, Texas, Regis, San Diego
State, and Air Force.
Teams that pre-registered have... Read More