The club 7s circuit had only two tournaments on the docket this weekend. The newly minted Eastern and Western qualifiers, with the winners getting automatic spots to nationals, took place with Dallas taking the eastern tournament and Belmont Shore taking home the western bid.
In Leesburg, Va, eight teams were divided into two pools. In Pool A the Chicago Lions, Schuykill River Exlies, Optimus and... Read More
Although no teams punched their ticket to nationals this weekend, it was a busy week of action across the country. Seven of the eight regions held qualifiers and for the most part the traditional powers took care of business.
In what is hands down the toughest qualifying region in the country, the Bulldogs drew first blood. A team that in years past competed in the Northeast took a new... Read More
The summer 7s season got underway this month across the country. USA Rugby tweaked the qualification process this year to give more competitive regions additional spots for qualification. Some regions will earn two or three automatic bids and this year there is a newly established Eastern and Western Open tournaments that will see the winner get an automatic spot to Nationals.
Southern Conference... Read More
Team USA completed its 2017/2018 campaign Saturday, finishing in sixth place, both in the season standings and the Paris 7s hierarchy. The Eagles went 3-2-1 in France, losing the cup quarterfinals to New Zealand.
Carlin Isles ran in several tries on the weekend, bringing his season total to 49. That puts him five tries clear of Wales’ Luke Morgan in the race for the World Series’ leading scorer.... Read More
The Women's Sevens World Series is coming back to the U.S.A this fall, as Glendale's Infinity Park has been tabbed the newest stop for the now six-tournament series. Glendale will kick off the 2018/2019 season, which will serve as the first qualification vehicle for the 2020 Olympics, Oct. 20-21.
The USA has hosted a stop on the women's circuit every season since the inaugural in 2012/2013,... Read More
Advancement to the cup quarterfinals came down to the final pool play matches at the 2018 Penn Mutual College Rugby Championships at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. With scoring system in place giving three points to a win, two points for a tie, and a point for a loss and the pool winners automatically advancing, only two at large teams moved to the cup rounds. The three ties in the early... Read More
The pools are out for the Men’s College DI 7s Championship being held in Glendale, Colo., next weekend. There are 16 teams slotted into four pools and the competition will sure to be strong in the cup rounds.
Defending champions Lindenwood lead pool A. The Lions have most of their team returning from last season. With the electric Deion Mikesell and Cristian Rodriguez and the playmaker... Read More
Monday Morning Halfback is a new weekly snack-sized version of the RUGBY PatCast. It's a shorter podcast featuring Houston Sabercats captain Kyle Sumsion. Going forward, every Monday morning you'll be able to wake up to a quick discussion on the weekend's slate of games.
This week, we go over all of the Major League Rugby results, Kyle reveals his all time favorite player ( hint: it's Alev... Read More
Reeling from back-to-back disappointing finishes, Team USA takes the field for the penultimate stop on the HSBC Sevens Series Saturday in Langford, B.C. with several changes to the lineup from their last tournament. The Eagles kickoff against Russia at 1:30 p.m. ET, France at 4:46 p.m. and Japan at 7:16 p.m.
After starting the Series off with a silver medal in Dubai, the Eagles have struggled,... Read More
USA Rugby has announced the men’s DI field at for the May 18-19 7s national championship in Glendale, Co. Currently 15 of the 16 spots have been determined with the winner of the Liberty Conference rounding out the field in the coming weeks.
The biggest addition to the field this year is the return of Cal. The Golden Bears elected to forego the CRC after five straight titles and will look to... Read More