The Mid-Atlantic Conference began its summer 7s series on Saturday with the Wilmington Rugby Club’s Blue Ball 7s at Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington, Del. A total of 31 clubs came together representing five divisions to start the 7s season. In the Men’s and Women’s Premier finals, Northern Virginia (NOVA) bested Schuylkill River, 19-15, to win the Men’s and Scion edged Philly, 24-14, on the... Read More
A trio of South 7s qualifiers culminated in trophies for Miami, the Atlanta Old White, and Charlotte on Saturday. With the Todd Miller 7s in Clermont, Fla., the Vulcan 7s in Birmingham, Ala., and the Queen City 7s in Charlotte, N.C., the South is almost halfway through its schedule before the conference championships on July 23rd.
In the second of Florida’s three qualifiers, Miami won the Todd... Read More
Old Blue claimed the first of four legs of the Northeast Sevens Championship Series with a cup victory in the Monmouth 7s tournament. The New York side outlasted Mystic River in the final 29-19 to take the top spot.
Both finalists reached USA Rugby nationals in Des Moines last year, and despite missing some key figures from last year, each are looking strong. Mystic River is without several... Read More
The Chicago Lions started the west competition of the Midwest with a first place win at Madtown 7s in Cottage Grove, Wis. After getting past a tough nine-team pool, the Lions met cross-town rivals, the Chicago Blaze, in the final and triumphed to earn the championship. The Lions’ second side came in third place, while the Chicago Griffins came in fourth.
The Lions endured a tough road to the top... Read More
After winning the top spot in the Pacific South Series last year, Belmont Shore got off a to a great start in the 2016 campaign. Belmont capped off a strong opening performance at the OMBAC 7s with a 28-7 victory over Glendale.
The Pacific South will feature four tournaments with the aggregate winner and 2nd place finisher receiving an automatic qualifier berth to club 7s nationals in August.
In... Read More
The Rio Olympics begin in eight weeks. Between now and then, a pool of 30 or so players has to be whittled down to 12, and that process begins Monday June 20th, with the start of the Rio camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.
While a handful of guys are currently assembled with the 15s team ahead of tests the next two weekends with Italy and Russia (Nate Augspurger, Andrew... Read More
If someone is going to end Cal’s run at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship next year, they will need to match Cal’s technique and strength in the tackle. And as much as they might make us cringe, poor passes that don’t go to hand hurt a team less than poor tackles.
The plan this past Sunday was to keep some stats from as many matches as possible from the CRC. Then, use the numbers to... Read More
NBC Sports Network's one-hour special, "Rugby Rising", which aired Saturday and Sunday afternoon prior to the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, is being followed up with more mainstream coverage, as Showtime's "60 Minutes Sports" will feature Team USA tonight at 9pm ET.
The Emmy-winning news magazine was on hand at the USA Sevens in March, with "Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan doing the... Read More
Life won its first-ever major tournament title last week, claiming top billing at USA Rugby’s College 7s National Championships in Cary, N.C., and the Running Eagles backed it up Sunday, winning the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. In both tournaments, Lindenwood stood in their way in the final. Sunday, they beat the Lions 19-10.
“It is just absolutely exciting,” said Life head coach... Read More