Schuylkill River pulled off the upset, and the
Youngbloodz nearly did. Utah and Belmont Shore, champs of the Pacific Coast
and Southern California, respectively, were the odds-on favorites in the
Cup Semifinals. They had the Eagles, and neither Youngbloodz nor Schuylkill
River had any. Well, as it turns out, you don't need Eagles to win at the
Club 7s championships.
The Warriors... Read More
The Cup quarterfinal round started with a blowout, when the Utah
Warriors crushed Marist of Hawaii 40-5. Marist was never in it, and Utah
seemed to be on a warpath.
Maka Unife, who is the breakout player of the tournament, scored
immediately, and Marist trailed the rest of the way. Ben Nicholls had a
very worthy performance dotting down three tries.
The only potential setback for... Read More
Unknowns going into this men’s National 7s Championships, the Marist Hawaii
Selects were picked to struggle early by RUGBYMag.com.
Hawaii in green and white. Dobson
And in a way, they did, but in the best fashion possible. Hawaii took on
favorites Belmont Shore in their opening match and lost 24-7. As... Read More
Schuylkill River being swarmed
by OMBAC. Dobson Images
Youngbloodz with ball. Dobson
Denver trying to avoid the upset
to Youngbloodz. Dobson Images
The first upset of day one saw Youngbloodz come back to knock off the
Denver Barbarians. The Barbos, at Nationals for the sixth... Read More
Exiles with ball. Dobson
Atlanta Old White in black.
Middlesex ballcarrier looking
for support. Dobson Images
The Woodlands Exiles traveled to San Francisco with just nine players,
having to leave several at home because of eligibility considerations. They
knew they... Read More
Utah's Mike Palefau. Dobson
Peter Tiberio going to ground.
JP Eloff wrangling in an SFGG
Pool A, better known as the Pool of Death, was highly competitive.
Glendale, a well-respected team with a lot of talent and some friendly
scalps in their pouch from... Read More
All photos by Dobson
Shalom Suniula for
Marist in green
Boston being defended by
Belmont Shore didn’t just win Pool B, they dominated it from start to
finish, outscoring their three opponents by a combined score of 115-14. The
only team... Read More
An illegal substitution has cost San Francisco Golden Gate a chance to play
for the Cup at the Men's National 7s Championships.
An SFGG player took the field without checking in with the 4th official
during the club's match with the Utah Warriors.
SFGG won that match 22-19, but the result has been reversed to a 5-0 Utah
win. That changed SFGG's record from 1-1 to 0-2, and Utah... Read More
A has lived up to the monicker of Pool of Death thus far Saturday, as it
looks as though three of the four best teams are competing in it. At time
of print, the Chicago Lions sit at 2-0, SFGG and Utah at 1-1 and Glendale
The Raptors are eliminated from being able to make the Cup Quarterfinals.
Chicago, Utah and SFGG could all make it, or they could all miss out.... Read More
one of the most interesting 7s club season in years, there seems to be no
clear front-runner for the national title.
Things are muddy enough even before you consider the fact that the
defending national champs didn’t even qualify. And then consider that four
true contenders are all lumped in one pool. Every year there’s a difficult
pool where three of the teams are really... Read More