The United States Rugby Players Association is a new organization formed by Eagles for Eagles, and its the first of its kind on American soil. The USRPA was created with the support of the International Rugby Players Association (IRPA), which is presided over by former All Black great Richie McCaw. The USRPA was created in part by Blaine Scully.
"It is important for the success of the game in... Read More
Arizona captured the West Coast 7s this weekend. It was the Wildcats first run out of the season and they looked like they have built on the successful Penn Mutual CRC campaign in 2016.
The Wildcats return all but two players to this year’s squad. They lost captain Cesar Davila to graduation and Tyler Sousley, who elected to transfer back to his native Indiana.
Arizona was slow to find it’s... Read More
Six weeks removed from Rio and just over two months from the start of the 2016/2017 HSBC Sevens World Series, the men’s 7s team is back full-time at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The core training group congregated last week, and this week marks the first high performance camp of the season. The women will join them next week.
The coaches for both programs have agreed to... Read More
The seven years between the announcement that rugby would rejoin the Olympics and the first kickoff in Rio seemed more like decades. Think back to 2009, when the IOC voted yes on rugby – the Black Eyed Peas had the top song on the charts, the second season of Breaking Bad was airing, Jone Naqica was still actively playing for the Eagles and Carlin Isles was three years from touching a rugby ball... Read More
Lindenwood University fought off all competitors to win the U.S. leg of the 2016 Red Bull Uni 7s at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. on Thursday. With a 26-10 cup final victory over Arizona State, the Lions have qualified to the world university tournament in Bath, England on September 17th to challenge teams from the United Kingdom, Russia, Italy, Japan, and Brazil for the crown. The cup final... Read More
The Denver All-Stars captured their second consecutive Serevi RugbyTown 7s held in Glendale, Colo. this weekend. The Denver side beat out a strong international field in route to a Cup victory and a ten thousand dollar cash prize.
The All Stars were one of the favorites coming in thanks to a deep and experienced roster. Fresh off an Olympic debut, Ben Pinkelman led the way for the All Stars.... Read More
The Red Bull Uni 7s tournament is entering its second year of existence, which will see an American team participate. The inaugural event last year saw six teams from Italy, France, England, Ireland and Wales competed at Bath University in front of a reported 13,700 fans, with the hosts claiming the title.
The event has expanded considerably for its sophomore campaign, installing six different... Read More
After facing off a number of times in the Frontier qualifier, the Utah NDA and the Kansas City Blues met once again in the USA Rugby Club 7s National Championship in Commerce City, Colo. It was all Utah in the final, who came away with an emphatic 48-12 victory.
Both teams went undefeated in pool play. Utah started strong yesterday with a thrashing of Little Rock but played a pair of tight... Read More
After 24 pool play matches and four quarterfinal games, the Chicago Lions, the Kansas City Blues, Rugby Utah, and Old Blue have advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 USA Rugby Emirates Airline National Championships at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. The day started with 16 teams vying for the opportunity to play for the national championship on Sunday and concluded with the... Read More
The contestants of Pool C at the 2016 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championships have the experience playing the best of the best with 40 Nationals appearances between the clubs. The competition between Old Blue, Schuylkill River, 1823, and the Olympic Club for the cup rounds will be a dogfight.
After winning the plate at last year’s event, 2016 marks the seventh consecutive... Read More