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
USA Rugby has named 23 of the 24 teams who will compete for the first-ever
collegiate 7s national championship Dec. 16-17 in College Station, Texas.
10 of the 23 teams announced Wednesday won their way into the championship
tournament by claiming the title of a qualifying tournament. Empire
Conference 7s is slated for Nov. 19, and its champion gets the 24th bid to
The... Read More
The adjustment of the HSBC Sevens World Series seeding process is a welcome
development for teams and coaches.
The previous seeding system, which alternated between seeding teams based
on the current World Series standings and seeding teams based on their last
two tournament finishes, was not popular among many teams as it often
locked teams into the same pools or similar pools... Read More
BYU has declined an invitation to the inaugural USA Rugby college 7s
national championship, despite winning an automatic bid at Mountain 7s last
month in Glendale, Colo., say sources close to the situation. We reported
rumors the Cougars may turn down a bid if they should qualify several weeks
ago, and those rumors, sources say, have come to fruition.
BYU head coach David Smyth... Read More
Dartmouth’s 40-14 defeat of Harvard in the final of the Ivy League 7s
wasn’t a foregone conclusion, but it was not a surprise, either.
The defending USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship invitational winners,
Dartmouth might have been without some of the players that made last June’s
victory happen, but they weren’t barren of talent.
“We were certainly rusty,” said Head Coach Alex... Read More
Necessary disclaimer: the same
people that sign my paycheck sign those of USA Sevens
In the press release announcing
the 15 teams invited to the third-annual Collegiate Rugby Championship,
Texas 7s coach Jacob Lieberman called the CRC the pinnacle of American
rugby. I couldn’t agree more. I truly believe it is.
USA Sevens in Las Vegas is still
the most fun... Read More
St. Mary’s won its second 7s tournament in
as many tries this fall, defeating San Diego State 38-17 Sunday in the
final of California 7s. The win earns the Gaels and automatic bid to the
inaugural USA Rugby national championship Dec. 16-17 in College Station,
St. Mary’s beat rival Cal 26-17 in its
first game of day two, having gone 2-1 in pool play. The Gaels led 19-0 at... Read More
The USA garnered the Bronze Medal at the 2011 Pan American Games Sunday in
Guadalajara, Mexico after edging Uruguay 21-17 in thrilling fashion.
The young USA team, the youngest at the tournament, continued to struggled
with small mistakes, and a tough-minded Uruguayan team kept the result in
doubt all the way.
The Eagles began the game pinning Uruguay deep in their end, and for a... Read More
Uruguay in the Bronze Medal Game will be a tough proposition warned USA
Head Coach Al Caravelli.
"We are improving every game," said Caravelli. "I told the guys we made a
big improvement from yesterday, and we need to continue to play in the
moment. We want to build from this last game. Uruguay is a really tough
opponent. They did a great job against Argentina. They will try to... Read More
Canada scored on the final play of the game to win the Pan-Am Games Rugby
7s semifinal in Guadalajara, Mexico, denying an improving USA from a shot
at the gold medal.
The USA played a very good game, but were plagued by poorly-times turnovers
that scuttled what could have been an impressive victory.
USA Head Coach Al Caravelli started Zack Test and Roland Suniula for the
first... Read More