made it to 3-0 in Pool Play at the USA 7s CRC in Chester, Pa. Saturday
after edging longtime rivals Navy.
After brief pressure by Army, Navy got very close to scoring, but the final
offload was a touch forward. Relieved, Army won the scrum and took it all
the way back, with Dave Geib taking a smart inside pass from Ben Leatigaga
to score under the posts. Geib converted for a... Read More
Cal defeated Penn State on national television 26-7 to cap off a 3-0 day in
Pool A of the USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championships Saturday at PPL Park in
The game looked to be a Cal rout early when Dustin Muhn cut back against
the grain to score the opener, and then Blaine Scully nabbed the restart
out of mid-air and strolled down the sidelines to make it 12-0.
But Penn... Read More
Arizona made a concerted effort to simply pin Temple in the Owls' end and
force errors. The plan worked well and the Wildcats pulled off a turnover
and after a couple of false stars Peter Tiberio quick-tapped and showed
surprising strength in carrying several players over the line.
Tiberio then showed his skill and power, kicking through the Temple line
and brushed aside two Temple... Read More
defeated Central Washington in Pool C action at the USA 7s CRC with a
strong display of hard-nosed defense.
That defense produced a series of turnovers in the tackle that stymied CWU
Army also showed that their 7s game on attack has matured, as they
displayed some excellent ball movement and continuity in the opening
minutes. The CWU defense worked hard but Army... Read More
Derek Asbun was pleased that his team won handily 38-0 over Ohio State, but
he and his team are not satisfied.
"We did some things well and some things not so well," said Asbun, whose
team keyed effectively on Ohio State's Nate Ebner, and who punished OSU
with several breakaways.
"Nate's a big athletic guy and he gave us some trouble," Asbun said. "All
credit to them;... Read More
Who will win: Arizona
The Wildcats are the only Pool D team who competed in the 2010 CRC. While
that doesn't guarantee them victory, it does mean they've played under the
bright lights and in front of the big crowd and cameras before. They should
have less jitters.
They should also have more playmakers. In Peter Tiberio, Arizona has the
only player in the entire competition who's... Read More
our pool predictions for the USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championships at PPL
Park in Chester, Pa., we look at a real pick 'em group.
Who will win: Central Washington This is clearly the most
competitive pool in the CRC. All four teams are capable of winning all of
their pool games, but the key for CWU isn’t so much the players, although
Kellen Gordon, Tim Stanfill, Ryan... Read More
our look at Pool B of the USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship this weekend
at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.
Who Will Win: University of Utah Who they Have: OK, enough about
who they don’t have. Thretton Palamo isn’t on the team. Who is: Don Pati,
who is an electric attacking player, tireless Danny James, last year’s
captain Blake Miller, new-to-rugby speedster Winston... Read More
USA 7s Collegiate Rugby ChampionshipPool A
Who will win: Cal. Who they have: Who don’t they have? A backline
of Connor Ring, James Bailes, Seamus Kelly and Dustin Muhn means Blaine
Scully gets put in the forwards (?). Wow. Add Danny Barrett and Derek Asbun
up front and you’ve got power, speed, dedication, and skills. Yes you
Cal’s teamwork is legendary, and the only thing... Read More
The Oklahoma Sooners won't have capped 7s Eagle Taylor Mokate at the
Collegiate Rugby Championship, as he is nursing a torn ACL. Still, the
Sooners have enough talent to be one of the CRC's surprises.
Arrynn Wilkinson is perhaps the most rugby-seasoned of that talent. A
fullback and utility backline player for the Sooners' 15s squad, Wilkinson
is a dangerous runner with a smooth... Read More