summer 7s season is barely upon us and it’s not always easy to gauge which
teams will challenge for a national title.
But defending national champs Old Puget Sound Beach are expected to be
contenders once more. The club featured Fili Botitu and Isi Daveta, two
fast and dangerous backs, along with a group of intelligent and hardworking
players such as Mike Nelson, Pat Curtis... Read More
Old Puget Sound Beach began their 2011 Summer 7s season with a rousing
victory at the Tatunka 7s in Olympia, Wash. Saturday.
This is the traditional opening tournament of the season in the Northeast,
and a tournament Beach has won more than any other team. OPSB, the
defending national 7s champions, beat the Pacific Rovers 26-7 in the final.
In the Men’s Open final, the Rovers... Read More
USA Women's 7s Head Coach Ric Suggitt talks with RUGBYMag.com Editor Alex
Goff about the USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championships, athlete development,
and the team's plans for the rest of 2011.Click here to listen or right-click to
Chris and Nick. It seems there is no one without the other. The twins who
helped engineer Dartmouth’s run to a CRC title are, of course, alike in
many ways (but not completely). They are, however, sufficiently
indistinguishable as to make it impossible for us to say one is
Actually we asked them which one is the better play … they... Read More
One of the biggest stories in American rugby this weekend was not who won
(although those were stories too), but who lost.
Specifically, when Cal lost to Utah in the quarterfinals of the USA 7s
Collegiate Rugby Championship, everyone started talking. How would Cal take
it? (Hard, who wouldn’t?). Did you see how it happened? (You can still, on
Hulu.com). Utah, despite having won... Read More
one thought kept getting repeated, maybe in different words, but always
meaning the same thing: Mags; Alex; Coach.
“He knows his Xs and Os better than anyone else, no offense to any other
coaches,” said Dartmouth’s Nick Downer. “Alex Magleby is an unbelievable
communicator. It’s not just that he knows in his mind and knows what to do,
he can effectively communicate it to... Read More
Dartmouth College put a stranglehold on the USA 7s Collegiate Rugby
Championship final and didn't let go, slicing up an outstanding Army outfit
to the tune of 32-10 to win the title Sunday at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.
Dartmouth received the kickoff and were brilliant in their patience. Nick
Downer burst through from his own 22... Read More
Louisiana State may have had
some bumps in the road, but they showcased some good sevens in the end,
winning the Challenger Trophy at the USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championships
Sunday at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.
LSU takes the ball up against Notre Dame in the Challenger
Final. (Photo by Steve Mitchell)
LSU was coached by a... Read More
College’s rugby program has a reputation for begin skilled, smart, but not
always the most physically imposing.
But this year’s Dartmouth 7s team has combined smart, speedy, skilled, and
big, with the help of a few football players.
“We had a few weeks starting in May and we have a team that really believes
in itself,” said Dartmouth’s Nick Downer, one of the more... Read More