The Midwest Eastern Conference held its second National Qualifier tournament over the weekend in Mentor, Ohio with the Rock 'n’ Roll 7s. When the day ended, 1823 sat as tournament champions, with its A and B sides taking first and second place, respectively.
1823's first side found itself in a favorable pool with the tournament hosts, Cleveland Crusaders' second side, Pittsburgh, and Legacy. The... Read More
It was a busy weekend in the South as three National Qualifier tournaments were conducted in Florida, Georgia, and the True South. A total of 21 teams competed with Miami shutting out Naples to win the Invasion 7s, the Atlanta Old White blasting the Legion Rugby Club for the Hotlanta 7s title, and Nashville edging out New Orleans to capture the Tennessee 7s crown.
Tampa Krewe’s second annual... Read More
Both regions of the Pacific North were in action on Saturday with the Pacific Northwest’s Can-Am 7s and Northern California’s Silicon Valley 7s. In the Northwest’s first national qualifier tournament, the defending National 7s Champion, the Seattle Saracens, won the Can-Am 7s handily as both sides of the club reached the final. For NorCal, Life West picked up its second first place finish at the... Read More
Mirroring its success in 15s, Rocky Gorge brought home the NOVA Ruggerama 7s trophy by defeating Schuylkill River, 40-26. Gorge was lucky to survive pool play and then edged Northern Virginia (NOVA), 12-10, in the semifinals. The young team composed of mostly newly recruited college players met the undefeated Schuylkill River in the final. The Exiles beat Gorge earlier in the day, but in the... Read More
The first of three tournaments in the Frontier 7s took place this past weekend in Denver with the Utah NDA taking home the title. The side comprised primarily of BYU players knocked off a tough Kansas City Blues team in the final.
The Frontier qualifying region is one of the most competitive in the nation. The region is comprised of two Geographic Unions, the Mid America and the Rocky Mountain.... Read More
Old Blue took a commanding lead at midpoint of the NSCS with a victory in the Newport 7s this past weekend. By winning its second qualifier in as many weeks, Old Blue is on pace to advance to nationals.
The New York squad received a boost prior to the tournament by welcoming flyhalf James Bird and veteran Derek Lipscomb back into the roster. Bird has been looked at by the Eagles in 15s and... Read More
Belmont Shore took home its second consecutive Pacific South tournament with a 26-14 victory over the Orange County Ravens at the Beach City 7s. The SoCal side has won both qualifiers to date and is in good position to advance to USA Rugby Club 7s Nationals.
Eight teams descended on San Diego with the core group of teams remaining intact. The teams were divided into two pools of four teams but... Read More
Different location, the same result as the Chicago Lions won their second Midwest 7s qualifier tournament in two weeks with the Minnesota 7s in Eagan, Minn. After the Lions rolled through its pool and the knockout stages, Chicago outscored the Milwaukee Barbarians, 27-14, to earn the championship. The Chicago Blaze blanked the St. Paul Pigs, 45-0, to take third place.
Although the Lions traveled... Read More
The Red River Rugby Conference 7s season is officially under way after Little Rock Rugby hosted the region’s first tournament over the weekend. The Austin Huns were named tournament champion after defeating the Little Rock Stormers, 22-17. The Dallas Reds were awarded third place.
“We let the ball do the work and we had great opportunities on the weak side,” said Thierry Daupin, head coach of the... Read More
Northern California’s second 7s qualifier, the Sacramento 7s, ended with Life West and the Olympic Club being named co-champions on Saturday. With the USA versus Russia match playing down the road at Bonney Field, the action was completed after the pool play and Life West was awarded first place with a +81 point differential and the Olympic Club came in second with a +79 differential.
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