All photos by Pat
Phil Mack scrambling toward try
Moonlight reining in a
Haapapuro staving off an Exile
Washington offloading in
Hunter Leland serving a fellow
Quin in... Read More
The Midwest Qualification series continues Saturday with
tournaments in Milwaukee and Cleveland. Lakefront 7s, the Milwaukee event,
will be contested by the Chicago Lions, Chicago Griffins, Milwaukee
Harlequins, Milwaukee RFC, Youngbloodz, Fox Valley Maoris, Indianapolis and
Of them, only Fox Valley, the Harlequins and Madison are without series
points. Milwaukee,... Read More
One of the more intriguing tournaments of the
weekend is not a qualifying event. Old Mission Beach Athletic Club is
hosting Belmont Shore, a combined Los Angeles team, San Bernadino and the
Glendale Raptors in a round-robin competition that will flank the All
Americans’ match with New Zealand Universities Saturday in San Diego,
The Utah Warriors and Old Puget Sound Beach... Read More
Heartland 7s, hosted by the Kansas City Blues in
Kansas City, Mo. Saturday, is the second of three West qualifying
tournaments. First-place Glendale will not be in attendance, so it’s
possible they’ll slip in the standings over the weekend. Likewise, the
defending Heartland 7s champion Chicago Lions will be playing in Milwaukee
in Lakefront 7s, so a new champ will be crowned.
Aspen... Read More
It’s a huge weekend in 7s July 9, as the July 4th weekend is put behind us
and teams eye a a five-weekend drive to the national club finals.
Four of the five territories that have a qualifier system will hold
qualifiers this weekend. It’s actually five tournaments, as the Midwest
holds two qualifiers on the same weekend.
In the Northeast, it’s the Old Blue 7s, the second in the... Read More
of the breakout 7s players from last season was powerful forward Nu’u
The American Samoa-born 7s prop and former UTEP football player was a huge
part of the Old Puget Sound’s championship run last summer, and Punimata
then broke into the USA 7s team later that fall. He put in some outstanding
play in the first three tournaments of the season, before suffering a bad... Read More
After day one, it appeared as though only one team could challenge the
Midwest's 1823 and Chicago Lions in the summer classic that is Cape Fear 7s
-- the Pacific Island Barbarians, a side full of Polynesian all-stars from
west coast clubs, including Old Puget Sound Beach star Isimeli Daveta.
The tournament field's other five competitors hadn'... Read More
San Francisco Golden Gate won the inaugural Golden Gate Invitational
Saturday, defeating East Palo Alto 21-14 in the final.
Jordan Larson, Siupeli Sakalia and Jeff Colata all scored tries for SFGG,
with Neori Driu converting two and Mose Timoteo adding another.
Northern California has a vibrant 7s series in Palo Alto, but those
tournaments are not for a cup; more for game... Read More
The Midwest represented well on day one of Cape Fear Sevens,
with each of their teams winning their respective pools. 1823 defeated the
Kenya Exiles, Cape Fear Blue and Georgia All-Stars en route to a 3-0
record. The Chicago Lions downed the Pacific Barbarians and and the South
and Florida All-Stars to go undefeated, as well.
The Barbarians finished second in Pool A with a 2-1... Read More
Sidebar: USA Rugby Club 7s Eligibility Regs (emphasis ours).
9.1. Club Eligibility
a) A club must be in good standing by June 15th. Good standing
includes but is not limited to: completed CIPP registration of the
club with full payment; in good standing with the LAU, and in good
standing according to USA Rugby playing... Read More