Andre Snyman, capped 38 times by South Africa, has been to
the top of the mountain. He’s played professionally, in Currie Cups and
Tri-Nations. Saturday, on his first assignment as Glendale’s 7s coach at
the Harlequin Cup in Irving, Texas, he jumped head first into the American
Perhaps the palatial setup of Glendale’s Infinity Park hadn’t prepared him
for what the... Read More
Belmont Shore got their summer of 7s off to a winning note with a victory
in the Oasis 7s Saturday.
Tested by Santa Monica early, Shore was able to escape the Dolphins'
challenge and met OMBAC in the final. There Belmont Shore won six tries to
It was a good team effort, said Belmont Shore Director of Rugby James
Walker, but the team is still missing some high-profile... Read More
USA Rugby has approved the awarding of a seed to the National Club 7s
Championships of a team from Hawaii.
Clubs from Hawaii, spearheaded in part by Sialofi Fuatogi and Hawaii RFU
President David Ma'afu Wendt, had contacted USA Rugby asking to be awarded
a seed to the national championship. A quicker way to the national event
could have been by having Hawaiian teams register through... Read More
All photos by Pat
Glendale's Cristian Sarmento en route to try against KC
Shae Tamate and Connor Harding
tearing down Barbo ballcarrier
Reed breaking away from
Harlequins in final
Young Quins on attack in
semifinal... Read More
Old Puget Sound Beach made it two titles in one day in two tournaments 260
miles from each other.
While Beach was winning the Vancouver 7s, another version of the squad was
winning the Roy Lucas 7s in Portland, Ore.
Beach was hardly challenged, with only the finalists the Eastside
Tsunami scoring more than seven points. OPSB defeated the Eastside Axemen
34-7 and Eugene 50-5 to win... Read More
Chicago Lions won the Firehouse 7s Midwest Qualifier Saturday, to vault
themselves into the heart of the Midwest 7s Series standings.
The Lions needed some comeback heroics in
pool play against a tough YoungBloodz side, and also in the final, which
they won 21-10 over the Chicago Griffins.
Head Coach Aaron Manheimer praised veteran
Eddie Bluemel for his leadership and... Read More
It’s a relatively slow weekend in 7s if you count only qualifier
tournaments, but it's still an active weekend for seven-a-side rugby.
The Oasis 7s is the second of the tournaments in Southern
California, with Belmont Shore and OMBAC expected to lead a competitive
In Oregon, ORSU hosts the Roy Lucas 7s, named after a longtime and
beloved player who died in 1995 after... Read More
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