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
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
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
The more things change, the more they stay the same at the Midwest 7s Championships. Despite a new competition arrangement that included six qualifying tournaments and a few new teams on the scene, 1823 and Chicago Lions earned the right to represent the region at 2016 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championship in Commerce City, Colo. on August 13th and 14th. In the Midwest cup... Read More
The NorCal championships provided the final two qualifier berths to Club 7s Nationals this weekend with the Seattle Saracens and Olympic Club claiming the first and second spots respectively.
This is one of the tougher regions to qualify from as the Pacific Northwest is lumped into the NorCal bracket for the berths to nationals. Five teams descended on Northern California with a pair of teams... Read More
The final leg of the Frontier 7s took place in Salt Lake City, Utah this weekend. Although Glendale won the tournament, the Kansas City Blues earned the coveted berth to Nationals.
The Utah NDA won the first two tournaments and had qualified for nationals prior to this weekend’s action. Both Kansas City and Denver had finished 2nd in the two prior tournaments and were battling for the 2nd berth.... Read More
Belmont Shore took home the final qualifier at the Santa Monica 7s but the real prize of the weekend was the second spot to club 7s nationals. Santa Monica outlasted OMBAC in the all-important semifinal to clinch the spot in Colorado.
Six teams participated in the final qualifier with the top two advancing to the cup rounds from two groups of three. Belmont Shore earned the top spot in one pool... Read More