12 teams are set to compete in Firehouse 7s, the fourth stop
in the Midwest’s 7s qualification circuit, Saturday in Chicago, Ill.
Half of the field has already competed in a qualifier this summer, while
the other half is making its debut.
1823 of Columbus, Ohio has been the most active so far, playing in and
pointing in all three tournaments. They sit atop the league table with 14... Read More
Harlequins Cup 7s kicks off the West club 7s qualification
season Saturday in Irving, Texas.
9 teams are expected to compete in the qualifier bracket: Dallas
Harlequins, Quins B, Fort Worth Elite, Glendale, Woodland Exiles, Kansas
City Rogues, Kansas City Blues, Denver Barbarians and the Austin
The top four finishers from the 2010 tournament are back; the Barbos are... Read More
The Gentlemen of Aspen 7s program is not dead. Despite the perils
of the 15s team, Aspen will have a competitive 7s club this summer, and
they will compete in the Kansas City and Denver legs of the West
Andy Katoa is still coaching, but the
team will look a little different between the lines. Back are Jake Bowers,
Kai Beech (started at prop on the ‘09... Read More
USA Men’s 7s coach Al Caravelli will have his eyes on more crossover
athletes this summer. Like he did with Miles Craigwell last year (played
with NYAC) Caravelli has linked crossover candidates with competitive 7s
“We realize that the model we did with Miles last year was the best one, so
before we just bring guys who don’t know anything about rugby into camp,
we’ve got to... Read More
Youngbloodz for first place in the Midwest 7s table by winning Cin City 7s
Saturday in Cincinnati.
The Columbus, Ohio squad was dominant in each game leading to the final,
defeating Bowling Green 34-0, the University of Kentucky 39-0 and
Louisville 21-12 (1823 led 21-0 until late in the second half) in pool
play. They blanked Indianapolis 29-0 in the semifinal... Read More
The Kutztown University 7s team made a big splash Saturday, winning the
Wilmington 7s Mid-Atlantic Qualifier bracket, and securing a place in the
MARFU territorial club 7s championships.
The KU team is an all-student team that is being coached by Kutztown alumni
Jeff Reiss and Paul Presinzano. The team checked carefully with USA Rugby
to... Read More
first Northeast RFU 7s qualifier gets underway in Braintree, Mass. Saturday
with the South Shore 7s.
It’s not a big Qualifier field, as five teams battle for points leading to
the NRU championship and a place in the National 7s Club Championships.
NYAC has decided not to play 7s this summer, and Mystic River, which
qualified for the national tournament last year, isn’t in... Read More
The San Francisco Golden Gate club is ramping up its 7s efforts this
summer, after not competing in 2010.
New 7s Head Coach Jone Naqica, who remains the top all-time USA
points-scorer in the IRB Sevens World Series, is assembling a talented
squad of players from the SFGG Super League as well as area colleges.
Central to the team will likely be longtime scrumhalf Mose Timoteo and... Read More
Rugby CEO Nigel Melville has told RUGBYMag.com that the National Governing
Body is close to being able to professionalize the national 7s team.
Melville said he expects to see the women’s team expand its activities and
probably participate in a four-event world circuit next season. Meanwhile
the men’s team is expected to have to devote more time to 7s, what with the
Pan-Am... Read More
The first of several sevens combines set up by Men’s National Team coach Al
Caravelli is being hosted by the Chicago Lions Sunday. Over 100 players
have pre-registered for the workout, which will include the 20-meter Yo-Yo,
a 10-meter sprint, 40-meter sprint and a rugby acumen assessment. Caravelli
said based on the level of skill at the camp, there may also be a period or
two of... Read More