Jake's Take is a regular column from Jake Feury. A recent graduate from Middlebury College, Jake has been involved in rugby for a number of years. Some of his playing experience includes stints with the Morris Lions (NJ), the GPS Gallopers (Australia), Middlebury College (VT), Trinity College (Dublin), Atlantis, the Northeast Academy and various age-grade All-American trials and tours.
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The Women’s Elite division of the Las Vegas International cup final was, like the men’s final, a rematch from pool play. The Maple Leafs, Canada’s developmental side, and Tribe 7s, an Australian side, played for the tournament title. On day one, the Maple Leafs defeated Tribe 27-12. And in the final, it was the Maple Leafs again winning, this time 17-7.
To get to the final, the Maple Leafs... Read More
Lindenwood University’s dominance over the Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship Qualifier at the Las Vegas Invitational was complete with a 29-0 shutout of Clemson University in Saturday’s cup final at Sam Boyd Stadium in Henderson, Nev. The Lions were in control from start to finish limiting the Tigers’ possession to five times all game.
“We played pretty well,” Lindenwood head coach Josh Macy... Read More
The Las Vegas Invitational Men’s Elite Cup Final saw Tribe take on Serevi Selects. Both sides were pushed in their semi-final matches—Tribe against Denver and Serevi Selects against Germany Developmental. Tribe was a much better side in the first half for most of their matches this weekend, but flipped that in the final and fought back. Tribe was down 0-14 at half time and ended up coming back to... Read More
The cup semifinals in the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational College Rugby Championships Qualifier consisted of a blowout and nail-biter. In the first semifinal between #1 Lindenwood and #5 Notre Dame College, the Lions trounced the Falcons, 40-0. For the #2 Central Washington and #3 Clemson match, two first half yellow cards by the Wildcats allowed the Tigers to build a lead that CWU could not recover... Read More
The matchup for the Cup Final in the Men’s Elite bracket at the Las Vegas Invitational is set. Serevi Selects will face Tribe Saturday morning for the championship. The sides have already played in the tournament, with Tribe winning Thursday.
To get there, Tribe defeated Denver in the quarter finals, 14-10. Tribe’s first try came from a possession starting deep inside their 22, while the second... Read More
The second day of the Women’s Elite bracket of the Las Vegas Invitation saw one last pool play match for the teams and then the quarter finals.
There were no big surprises in the morning matches. The USA Falcons, Scion Sirens, Atavus, and Maple Leafs all moved through with 3-0 records. Tribe, WR Ravens, Team Quebec, and Arukas Queen were the second group of four with 2-1 records.
The first... Read More
Four exciting matches were held at the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational College Rugby Championship Qualifier Cup Quarterfinals at the Silver Bowl Park in Henderson, Nev. All of the higher seeds, except for one, advanced to the Cup Semifinals as #1 Lindenwood bested #8 Lindenwood-Belleville, 40-14, #5 Notre Dame College beat #4 New England College, 32-14, #3 Clemson defeated #6 Santa Clara, 21-5, and... Read More
Four teams made it through pool play Las Vegas Invitational in the Men’s Elite Division unbeaten. Germany, Northeast ODA, Denver 7s, and 1823 all won their three pool matches. Each of those teams had moments of clear dominance over the course of the day.
After their first win, Northeast ODA coach Josh Smith was “Glad to get the win. The error rate was a bit much.” Still, Smith expressed... Read More
Thursday at the Las Vegas International in the Women’s Elite Division saw each side play two matches, with one more pool match happening Friday morning. The heaviest-hitters in the group—the USA and Canadian development sides—have so far lived up to expectations.
The Falcons and Maple Leafs are both in an excellent position heading into the second day. Both are 2-0 and have looked strong in their... Read More