The Kansas City Blues are making their second appearance at Nationals in three years. In 2012, they went 0-6 and finished 16th – dead last. It was Kansas City’s first trip to Nationals in 12 years, since they finished third in 2000, so the Blues were just happy to be back. That’s not the case this year.
“I’m hoping that just the idea of being at Nationals isn’t as important anymore. We need to... Read More
It’s prediction time, and I can’t step out on this one, I have to pick Seattle Saracens to take home its third title in four years. They have literally everything you hope for – steppers, speed, size, experience and top-notch coaching.
I do think there are a few teams capable of knocking them off, if the stars align. One is Old Blue. If anyone can come close to matching Seattle with exciting... Read More
The annual Serevi Rugbytown Sevens is set for Aug. 15-17 at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. This year’s field features 17 teams from five countries, including the National Teams from Mexico, Bermuda and the Bahamas, vying for a $10,000 prize and entry into Fiji's Coral Coast Sevens.
Three American high performance teams will be competing – the defending champion All Americans, the USA Falcons... Read More
In 2012, Seattle-Old Puget Sound Beach was one of two favorites to win the Club 7s National Championship. The Beach Dogs were knocked out in the quarterfinal round. In 2013, they were the hands-down favorite to claim the title, and they did so in dominant fashion. This year, they’re perhaps even bigger favorites.
Seattle’s roster is full of capped 7s Eagles and All Americans, with others not even... Read More
If someone asked you to guess which recent University of Utah graduate was on the cusp of getting a contract with the 7s team at the Olympic Training Center, you’d probably say Thretton Palamo or Don Pati, right?
And if you had to guess which Seattle Saracens player might be under contract in a few weeks, you’d think it was any number of capped 7s Eagles, like Shalom Suniula, Rocco Mauer or Peter... Read More
There is an awful lot of high-level 7s going on these next few weeks, beginning with the USA Rugby Club 7s National Championships this weekend in suburban Seattle, Wash. and the Limerick leg of the World Club 7s Series, in which two American teams are competing. Then Aug. 16-17 there are the London leg of the World Club 7s in London and the Serevi Rugbytown 7s in Glendale, Colo.
Below are all the... Read More
Seattle has named its roster for the England leg of the World Club 7s Aug. 16-17 at Twickenham in London. Mike Palefau captains the side that boasts eight capped 7s Eagles.
For Danny Barrett, the London tournament will be his second in two weeks, as he is also playing with San Francisco in the Limerick leg of the World Club 7s at Thomond Park Aug. 9-10. Te’o played with San Francisco at... Read More
USA Rugby has confirmed the pools for Club 7s Nationals Aug. 9-10 at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash. Below is a statistical breakdown of each club's history at Club 7s Nationals going back to the inaugural tournament in 1985.
Host Seattle Saracens, formerly Seattle-Old Puget Sound Beach, has a chance to, on home soil, set a new record for 7s National Titles. The Pacific Northwest... Read More