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
Maybe the weather will be nicer.
It could hardly be much worse.
Schuylkill River Head Coach Chris Ryan saw his team win the Mid-Atlantic 7s
Championships two weeks ago in terrifically trying weather conditions.
The tournament was delayed a couple of times due to lightning. The
temperature on the field was 115 degrees. And the delays forced his team to
play a semifinal with... Read More
The Woodlands Exiles qualified for the Nationals by winning the West. They
achieved that feat by going undefeated in the last two tournaments, Kansas
City and Denver, winning 10-straight contests.
However, because of the rule that requires players to play in two
tournaments with the team for whom they're playing at Nationals, and the
new eligibility regulation that requires a club... Read More
the talk in Northeast 7s club circles, at least on RUGBYMag.com, has been
about how great the Boston club is.
That’s not inaccurate, Boston is very strong, but it’s easy to forget
Middlesex. Under coach Josh Smith the club has been folding in local
college players (often from schools you don’t associate with college
championships) with experienced clubmembers to form a strong... Read More
into the South 7s championships in mid-July Atlanta Old White coach Bryn
Ireland wondered just what he had.
“I like the older system, where we play a season of tournaments leading
into the South championships,” Ireland told RUGBYMag.com. “This one-off
tournament is tough. It’s really difficult to maintain focus when you have
to really apply yourself on only two or three... Read More