BYU became the latest team to earn an automatic bid to USA Rugby's
inaugural college 7s national championship Saturday night with 5-0
title-winning performance, capped off by a 24-0 defeat of Air Force in the
tournament final under the lights at Infinity Park. Freshman Trey Sikahema,
son of former NFL running back Vai Sikahema, led the Cougars with three
tries in the final, including... Read More
Idaho State is into the semifinals of the Mountain Collegiate 7s in
dramatic fashion, as they scored two tries in the final minute to defeat
Northern Colorado 31-26.
Both teams entered the final match of pool play 1-1.
Idaho State now gets to face Air Force, which dominated Pool A, averaging
scored of 36-4. Topping Pool B is BYU, which was equally strong in Pool B,
winning all... Read More
The team USA 7s coach Al Caravelli is taking to Guadalajara for the Pan-Am
Games is an intriguing one, as the coach has gone young, and gone fast.
One experienced head who might well have made the team was... Read More
VISTA, Calif. – The 12-man rugby sevens squad heading to Guadalajara,
Mexico on October 24 to join Team USA at the 2011 Pan-American Games, will
be engrained with a mantra that will help it maintain focus in the
quadrennial tournament: 'Play in the moment.'
“Playing in the moment helps every athlete and staff member focus on the
task at hand. Not to get distracted by the... Read More
Complaints and frustration from the USA Rugby Collegiate Competitions
Committee have prompted some action within USA Rugby regarding USA Rugby’s
planned-for National Collegiate 7s Championships.
After several months of little communication between USA Rugby's Board,
offices and committees regarding the December 16-17 event, reports are that
a decision on the finals venue, and more... Read More
Air Force against Weber State in
Las Vegas. Numina photo
Mountain 7s, to be played at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. Saturday, is
one of two 7s national qualifiers this weekend. The eight-team field is
split into two pools – Air Force, Denver, Wyoming and Colorado State in
Pool A and BYU, New Mexico, Idaho State and Northern Colorado in Pool B... Read More
The qualification season for the inaugural USA Rugby college 7s national
championship is half way over, with seven of the automatic bids already
earned. Seven more will be doled out over the course of the next three
weekends. That leaves 10 at-large bids to be granted by the college
competitions committee, which will be advised by Eagles 7s coach Al
Caravelli and a stable of scouts... Read More
Don't call it the Pac 12 7s. The Pacific
Coast 7s will feature most of the programs from the current Pac 12, but as
yet no one can officially use that name for this weekend's
Still, the event looks set to provide plenty of drama as an automatic
qualifier for the USA Rugby Collegiate 7s National Championships.
Ten of the 12 schools from the Pac 12 will be at Stanford... Read More
USA 7s team is going through a series of three-a-days this week to get used
to the demands of the Pan-Am games October 29-30.
Not lost on the players is the importance of this tournament. It is the
first venture for American rugby into the chilly waters of the Olympics.
And this could be a crucial first step. Coming away with a medal is
basically expected, but won’t be a... Read More
Cal poly hosted a 7s
tournament Saturday, in which several teams prepping for one of two
national qualifiers competed. St. Mary’s, who is set to host California 7s,
a qualifier Oct. 29-30 in Moraga, Calif., downed the host Mustangs 29-28 in
The Gaels went 4-0 on the day, beating UCLA, who will compete at Pacific 7s
(Pac-12) Oct. 22 in Palo Alto, Calif., in one... Read More