Last weekend the 2014 Midwest Sevens Series kicked off with Madtown 7s tournament in Madison, Wisc. The competition pitted all the big-name teams against each other right away - with the Chicago Lions, Youngbloodz, 1823, Wisconsin RFC and the Wolfhounds all locking horns in pool play.
With a lot of the region’s big name teams crammed into two pools, it was easy to see how less established teams... Read More
The New England Prime is another new program that is entering the NRU 7s scene this summer. The Prime is the result of a merge between Middlesex and Mystic River. Both clubs are based out of Malden, Mass., which is a small city just north of Boston.
Last summer Middlesex finished seconnd in the Northeast series and went on to take seventh nationally. Mystic River struggled throughout the 2013... Read More
The Northeast Rugby Union will begin the Summer 7s Series with the first qualifier being held this coming weekend. The series as a whole consists of five qualifiers over a six-week period. Points are awarded by performance throughout the series and the top-two teams receive automatic entry into the Men’s 7s National Championships.
NRU 7s Series Schedule
June 21, 2014 – Monmouth 7s (Lincroft, New... Read More
The West 7s qualifier series kicks off this weekend at the home of last year's champion, the Denver Barbarians. Eight clubs will be competing in the first of three West qualifiers. The others are July 12 in Kansas City, Mo. and July 26 in Omaha, Neb. The top two teams at the end of the series will advance to Nationals.
As the reigning runners-up at Nationals, the Denver Barbarians are odds-on... Read More
Tiger Rugby heads to Mexico this weekend to compete in Cancun 7s. They’ll be taking a 10-player men’s squad, with several familiar faces, including two players who were contracted at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. last season, Mikey Te’o and Mike Zeigler.
Coming out of retirement for the tour is former Eagle and longtime Tiger Dallen Stanford. Taylor Howden will captain the... Read More
Morris had a strong season in 2013 and finished in the middle of the standings. This season they return a core group of players, while also welcoming several new college players into their lineup.
“The program has gained more experience,” said Head Coach Paul Presinzano. “We look to improve in the standings from last year and move up from the middle of the pack.”
Coaching Staff: Head Sevens Coach... Read More
The New Haven Bulldogs are a brand new 7s-only team that came to fruition this year by founders David Fischer and Mike Newcomer. Their goal was to create an elite 7s program that can help develop players to bring them to the next level. The roster this summer features a combination local players and new recruits that are relocating from other parts of the country.
“This is our first season and we... Read More
Old Blue has performed well on a national scale in recent years. In 2012 the club won the Northeast series and finished fourth nationally. In 2013 they defended their NRU title and took third place in the country.
This year they bolster another strong roster with a wealth of new talent. Head Coach Stephen Lewis says that the club is, “looking forward to maintaining Old Blue’s reputation by... Read More
Long Island was very effective at the start of the 2013 summer 7s season, but they started to fall apart midway through the season as their numbers dwindled due to injuries and unavailability. Long Island has already begun their 7s season by participating in Lehigh Valley 7s lat weekend, defeating a tough Maryland Exiles side in the semifinals before falling to Schuylkill River in the final.
Long... Read More
The inaugural Elite City 7s was completed on the weekend, with Serevi-powered Seattle beating also Serevi-powered San Diego in the final to win its way into the World Club 7s in August. The tournament was the first of its kind, and the jury’s still out on what to think of it.
One bone of contention has been the usage of Olympic Training Center contracted players. Seattle and San Diego fielded... Read More