The more things change, the more they stay the same in the Midwest. Despite a rearranged structure, new teams competing in the qualifier pool, and a professional team soaking up top talent, 1823 was able to take the first eastern qualifer of the Midwest summer sevens series, the Cin City 7s, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The 12th annual Cin City 7s kicked off Saturday with nine teams competing in the men'... Read More
For the first time in three years, there will be a new champion for the America’s Cup, formerly the Men’s Elite Division, of the 2016 Las Vegas Invitational this weekend. The three-time champs, the Serevi Selects (now Atavus) did not enter a side in this year’s competition. This means the field is wide open with 20 national and international teams from North America, South America, Asia, the... Read More
Eight high performance 7s sides (rosters listed below) will compete for a $10,000 purse this weekend at Halloween 7s in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The impressive field includes two USA Rugby teams, the Hawks and Falcons, Canada's Maple Leafs and an Argentine squad. Rounding out the competition are city- and regionally-based all-star squads from Denver, Ohio, Utah and New York.
The Hawks look a lot like... Read More
Embattled Eagle Todd Clever and NFL veteran Victor So’oto will draw a lot of attention at Elite City 7s this weekend in suburban Philadelphia. So’oto is making his rugby debut with the Utah Olympic Development Academy, and Clever has confirmed he'll suit up, presumably with San Diego.
For Clever, who was removed from the captaincy in the spring and released from the 15s team during the Pacific... Read More
With a deep pool of 25 servicemen and a playing style that everyone has bought into, the All Army 7s had it’s most successful in 2015 with a 7th place finish at the USA Rugby Club 7s Nationals and beating Air Force to capture it’s third straight Armed Forces Championship (AFC) at the Serevi Rugbytown 7s (SR7s) earlier this month. Since it’s inception in 2012 in response to rugby becoming an... Read More
The second version of Elite City 7s kicks off this weekend at Greater Chester Valley Sports Association in Malvern, Pa. The overall field remains the same size, with four women’s teams set to compete for the first time and the men’s competition shrinking from 12 to eight.
On the women’s side, the newly minted club 7s champion American Rugby Pro Training Center will face off against the maiden... Read More
It was a mixed bag for the American teams at Limerick World Club 7s Friday, as New York earned a spot in Saturday's quarterfinals with a 2-1 pool record and SFGG went winless. New York beat Leinster and Stade Francais before falling to Daveta from Fiji. SFGG was blown out by England's Samurai but narrlowly lost to Canada's Maple Leafs and host Munster.
New York 31-14 Leinster
Maple Leafs 14-12... Read More
Sioux Falls, S.D. is about four hours from Minneapolis and three from Omaha. It’s almost eight from Rugby, N.D., but seemingly light years from anywhere that could be considered a cradle of rugby. But Sioux Falls is where Gannon Moore, the bearded badass who was the talk of the tournament during Denver’s title run at Serevi Rugbytown 7s last weekend, and who has received an invite to the upcoming... Read More
Action continued on Day 2 of the 2015 Serevi RugbyTown Sevens as fans bore witness to all the fast-paced excitement of Rugby 7s at Infinity Park.
Always a highlight of SRS are the performances by teams representing each branch of the U.S. Military, and all were vying for positioning in Pool A. Army proved to be the team to beat in that pool, winning all four of its pool matches capped by a 22-12... Read More
Tony Pacheco has named several newcomers for the Serevi Rugbytown 7s tournament, the climactic event for his 7s All Americans. Capped 7s Eagle Aladdin Schirmer, one of Pacheco's charges at Central Washington, captains the side. He's joined by fellow Wildcat Josh Bower.
Several high performers from the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship also make the list. Navy's Jack McAuliffe, Kutztown's... Read More