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
Pool B features perennial power Belmont Shore and three teams that were not at USA 7s Nationals last season. NOVA returns after a year hiatus and is joined by first timers the Little Rock Stormers and the Utah NDA.
Belmont Shore comes into the tournament after dominating the SoCal region. Belmont won three of four tournaments and came out as the top seed from the region. After winning three out... Read More
We’ve just had six days of good rugby at the Olympics. Lots of people outside the rugby community have been drawn to sevens and commented on how much fun it is to watch. There seems no doubt that this Olympic tournament was a good thing for rugby and its fans.
Still, I am working hard to feel satisfied. And it is silly that I need to do any work at all to feel satisfied with something so clearly... Read More
The 2016 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Chmapionship is set to kickoff tomorrow at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Sixteen teams have gathered from across the nation to challenge for supremacy of the Club 7s. Looking to build on the momentum from the Rio Olympics, all of the matches will be broadcasted on The Rugby Channel and Rugby Today will be bringing all the... Read More
Pool D at the USA Rugby Emirate Airlines Club 7s National Championships features Mystic River, the Chicago Lions, Atlanta Old White and Santa Monica. All four teams return to Nationals from last year and will provide a geographically diverse group of contests.
The Northeast competitors, Mystic River, are one of the favorites in the group. Since combining with Middlesex several years ago, the... Read More
Pool A at the 2016 USA Rugby Emirates Airlines Club 7s National Championships will be intense with multiple teams that can put up points this weekend in Commerce City, Colo. The Seattle Saracens come in as one of the favorites, but the Kansas City Blues are poised to challenge the frontrunners this year. After missing out last year, New Orleans makes its return to Nationals and the newcomer... Read More
Team USA ended its Olympic campaign with a 24-12 win over Spain Thursday, claiming ninth place. The result sees the USA finish with a 3-2 record with two wins over Brazil, the defeat of Spain and losses to Fiji and Argentina.
Spain struck first through Pable Fontes. Spain controlled possession early, and a bevy of penalties marched the USA back to its own try line before Fontes scored from short... Read More
With a 24-12 win over Brazil in the first round of the 9th-12th playoff, Team USA will face off against Spain at 12:00 p.m. ET Thursday for the right to be called the best team that didn’t make the quarterfinals. Spain beat Kenya in the other bottom-four playoff, 14-12.
Brazil scored first in the contest, with Daniel Sancery taking a backhanded offload from Moises Duque. Duque shoved off a tackle... Read More
Team USA’s quest for a medal ended Wednesday with a 24-19 defeat at the hands of Fiji. The result dropped the Americans to 1-2 at the end of pool play with an insufficient point differential to advance. Coming into the match, the USA needed to win, tie or lose by three or less to move on. They fell two points short.
The United States got on the front foot early, but the drive was ended by a bad... Read More
Day one was a mixed bag for Team USA. The Eagles didn’t play well against Argentina, but they nearly won anyway. They shuffled the lineup against Brazil, and though there was a slow start, they got exactly the kind of dominant shutout win they needed.
For head man Mike Friday, Tuesday was a roller coaster of emotions.
“Nerve racking, exciting, anxiety. As you can see, it’s a wild tournament. You... Read More