USA 7s Collegiate Rugby ChampionshipPool A
Who will win: Cal. Who they have: Who don’t they have? A backline
of Connor Ring, James Bailes, Seamus Kelly and Dustin Muhn means Blaine
Scully gets put in the forwards (?). Wow. Add Danny Barrett and Derek Asbun
up front and you’ve got power, speed, dedication, and skills. Yes you
Cal’s teamwork is legendary, and the only thing... Read More
The Oklahoma Sooners won't have capped 7s Eagle Taylor Mokate at the
Collegiate Rugby Championship, as he is nursing a torn ACL. Still, the
Sooners have enough talent to be one of the CRC's surprises.
Arrynn Wilkinson is perhaps the most rugby-seasoned of that talent. A
fullback and utility backline player for the Sooners' 15s squad, Wilkinson
is a dangerous runner with a smooth... Read More
of Cal's 12 players making the trip to Philadelphia for the Collegiate
Rugby Championship are Are members of RUGBYMag.com's All-Collegiate Team,
and three, Dustin Muhn, Blaine Scully and Seamus Kelly, were named to the
inaugural CRC All-Tournament Team, making the Bears' roster the most
accomplished, by far, of any in the CRC.
The most accomplished 7s player in that bunch?... Read More
The USA 7s team ended their HSBC Sevens World Series campaign with a
discouraging eight-game losing streak, finishing the streak off Sunday in
Edinburgh with two close losses.
The Eagles were taken down 17-15 by Kenya in the Bowl Quarterfinals, in a
game where they finally, at least, took an early lead.... Read More
The USA finished Day One at the Edinburgh 7s 0-3, after losing 45-7 to
They will take on Kenya Sunday in the Bowl Quarterfinals.
Zack Test did not play at all Saturday as he deals with an injury. Nese
Malifa accounted for all of the USA's points with a try at the end of the
This has been a tough final leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series for the
USA, as... Read More
For the second time Saturday, the Americans
pushed a favored Pacific Island side to the brink, but fell short in the
upset bid, losing 21-14 to Fiji. Livai Ikanikoda opened the scoring for
Fiji in the first minute with a converted try. Justin Boyd leveled things
with his own a couple minutes later, and Nese Malifa converted.
Fiji was able to take a lead into intermission with a... Read More
The USA played a very competitive first half in
their Edinburgh 7s opener, doing a good job of turning Samoa over on their
first possession, but they promptly kicked it back to the defending World
Series champs, who scored immediately, punishing the puzzling decision to
give them more possession.
The Eagles reined in the ensuing kickoff, and Paul Emerick slices through
the first... Read More
Navy has released its roster for the Collegiate
Rugby Championship, and it's led by Sean Rohrs. Navy's No. 8 15s, Rohrs is
very strong with ball in hand, and he'll be one of the toughest one-up
tackles in the tournament.
Seamus Seifring is one of their other outstanding back
Matt Arnsburger is one of their most dependable backs and a likely
The Midshipmen... Read More
best scenario for the USA to remain in the Top 12 of the Sevens World
Series is for them to control their own destiny. If the Eagles were to make
the semifinals in Edinburgh, they would mathematically confirm a place in
the top 12.
Realistically, they can’t be expected to do that, as they are in a very
tough pool, and haven’t threatened to make the semis since Dubai. However... Read More
get the feeling that the USA 7s team players might feel at home in the
dreary, wet weather in Edinburgh.
After getting a long talk about taking care of the ball, not forcing
passes, and being content with taking five minutes to score a try, the
Eagles finished off their London 7s by … throwing the ball away. They
staggered out of London 1-4, and angry at themselves for losing... Read More