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
The stage is set for the Midwest 7s Championship after 1823 took the Rock Hard 7s tournament in Grand Rapids, Mich. For the final Eastern Conference tournament, 1823 did not encounter much resistance until the cup final where the top team in the Western Conference, the Chicago Lions, presented a challenge. In a potential Midwest Championship final preview, 1823 took the first round winning 29-19... Read More
The third and final tournament in Northern California before the Pacific North 7s Championships was on Saturday in San Francisco, Calif. at the SFGG 7s. With the qualifying teams to the conference championships already decided, the teams from Northern California used the SFGG 7s for preparation and seeding for the next weekend’s tournament. Life West swept both men’s and women’s divisions gaining... Read More
Ten qualifying tournaments in four regions culminated at the South 7s Championships in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday. A total of 12 men’s and women’s teams from the Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, and the True South Rugby Unions competed for the four spots at Nationals in Denver, Colo. on August 13th and 14th. With temperatures nearing 100°F all day, the South 7s Championships ended with Atlanta Old... Read More
The Red River Rugby Conference closed out the 2016 summer 7s season with the third qualifier tournament on Saturday in Austin, Texas. Although the Dallas Reds took home the first place trophy, the Austin Huns and the Little Rock Stormers are headed to Nationals as they secured the most qualifying points over the summer.
The race to qualify for Nationals in the Red River was almost decided before... Read More
Twelve teams entered the Mid-Atlantic 7s Championships in Richmond, Va. with hopes of representing the NCR4 Competitive Region at Nationals on August 13th in Denver, Colo. For the men, Schuylkill River won its second first place finish to earn the top seed in the region and Northern Virginia (NOVA) captured the second seed edging out Rocky Gorge by one point. Scion and NOVA advanced to Nationals... Read More
The second qualifying tournament in the Pacific Northwest, the Roy Lucas 7s, culminated in a Seattle Saracens sweep sealing the Men’s and Women’s tickets to the Pacific North 7s Championships in San Francisco, Calif. in two weeks. The Men’s side was met with little resistance on its way to its second qualifier victory by crushing the Westside Ronin, 47-7, in the cup final. For the women, Seattle... Read More
Eight hours of rugby in Columbia, Md. was cut short on Saturday when lightning and rain stopped the Mid-Atlantic Conference’s Slug 7s just before the cup final matches in the Men’s and Women’s Qualifier division. It was determined that the finalists in each division would share the tournament championship and qualifier points. For the Men, Schuylkill River and Norfolk split the title and the... Read More
In the final qualifier before the South 7s Championship in Charlotte, N.C. next weekend, the Oklahoma Elite secured its seat at the table with a True South tournament victory at the Music City 7s in Nashville, Tenn. The Elite went undefeated and beat the Atlanta Renegades in the cup final, 12-5.
The Oklahoma Elite, a very young team of college and club players from all over Oklahoma and beyond,... Read More
After finishing 4th in the first two qualifier tournaments, OMBAC got itself back into contention for a qualifier berth with a cup victory at the Sunsplash 7s this weekend.
It did not start out as a promising day for the San Diego side as it slipped up against the Belmont Shore B side. Fortunately, for OMBAC, however, all eight teams made the cup quarterfinals. In a rematch with the Belmont Shore... Read More