The sevens scene in the Red River Rugby Conference was shaken up on the weekend. An upset at the top and a late-tournament rebound led to a new champion being crowned and a four-way tie at the top of the series standings.
The Dallas Reds won Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas. The Reds had HEB and the Austin Blacks in their pool, and with Dallas and Austin both beating HEB, a 17-14 win gave the Blacks... Read More
The SoCal 7s Series continues in Los Angeles this weekend with the Sun Splash 7s tournament. With two tournaments left to play, four teams have a realistic chance of garnering the two spots to Nationals.
Belmont Shore is atop the group with a first- and second-place finish, but OMBAC sits a mere four points back of the top spot. Santa Monica and Arizona are tied in third place and currently three... Read More
After taking a weekend off, the Midwest sevens qualifier series returns to action in Cincinnati, Ohio Saturday. Going into the weekend’s tournament, the standings are close, so a strong run could mean a climb in the charts.
With teams being so close in score and talent, the pressure is definitely on for every squad in the remaining tournaments. Fortunately for the players from 1823 A and B, they... Read More
The second of the three 7s qualifiers in the Red River Conference takes place in Fort Worth Saturday, and if the Austin Blacks take first again they might be able to put the conference's berth to nationals out of reach. As of now, the Blacks sit atop the standings with six tournament points, but the Prickly Pears and Bonobos are jockeying for overall first place and all three have a chance.... Read More
Two weeks removed from the first tournament in the Frontier Conference, the Kansas City Blues host the Heartland 7s at Legacy Park in Lee’s Summit, Mo. this Saturday. The Denver Barbarians defeated the Blues in the final of Denver 7s two weeks ago and Kansas City looks to defend its home turf against an experienced field this weekend.
The Heartland 7s tournament consists of a Men’s Qualifier, Men... Read More
With the Mid-Atlantic Conference’s third qualifier, the Battlefield/Ruggerama 7s, set for this weekend in Leesburg, Va., the berths to Nationals are still up for grabs with two events to go. Northern Virginia (NOVA) is hosting this weekend’s tournament that features five divisions of play: Men’s Premier, Men’s Open, Men’s Social, Women’s Premier, and Women’s Open.
The US Army Selects currently... Read More
The Northeast 7s Series resumes this weekend with the Hellgate 7s on Randall's Island in New York. Old Blue took the first qualifier, but a tough Mystic River team is looking to even the score in enemy territory.
The Mystics are still jelling as a team, as it is their first 7s season as a newly organized program. With Boston not fielding a premiership squad, Mystic picked up several players from... Read More
A couple of American sides toured south of the border to Cancun 7s last month, finishing first and second for a second-straight year. Tiger, based in Columbus, Ohio, beat Azul of Texas, 26-5, to claim another Cancun title.
Azul is an invitational touring side like Tiger and Atlantis, but it receives less of the fanfare. With plenty of pure American talent, like former Texas A&M All American... Read More
The Midwest sevens series moved to Milwaukee, Wisc. over the weekend for Lakefront 7s, and for the second weekend in a row 1823 A came out as champions. As 1823 A retained the spot at the top of the heap, other teams made moves throughout the rest of the field.
On their way to a second consecutive tournament win, 1823 A went a perfect 3-0 in pool play and beat tough teams like the CARPS, ... Read More
The Austin Blacks took a crucial first step towards returning to the national tournament over the weekend. They escaped pool play and faced a familiar foe in the final to take first place in the series opener in Austin.
The competition for the men was divided into two pools. Pool A, where the Blacks were placed, played host to a strong crop of competition. The Dallas Reds, Little Rock Stormers,... Read More