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
The USA Falcons were the lone USA Rugby side to claim a title in Las Vegas on the weekend. They went a perfect 6-0 in the process, beating two French sides, two American teams, a Kiwi team and a Fijian outfit.
The Falcons were made up of guys who didn’t get selected by head coach Mike Friday for the main event, but many of whom have plenty of World Series experience, like Thretton Palamo, Matai... Read More
The America’s Cup division of the LVI is down to two teams, the Midol Froggies and USA Falcons, after the semifinals were contested in Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday. The Froggies bested Germany 21-12 in the first game, and the Falcons downed Daveta 17-10 in the other.
The final will be contested at 3:19 p.m. ET in the stadium, while the international competition breaks between the finish of pool play... Read More
USA Sevens is set for another record year in 2016, with increased sponsorship revenue and all signs pointing toward a big jump in attendance. Tickets are still being sold, so the final numbers won’t be tallied until Sunday, but the pre-sale trend is up significantly from 2015, which saw 75,761 pass through the Sam Boyd Stadium turnstiles over three days.
The internal expectation from USA Sevens... Read More
Following a fourth-place at Brazil Women’s Sevens, Julie McCoy’s USA Women’s Sevens squad is looking for a bounce-back tournament at the Las Vegas Invitational, with a few new faces in tow vying for their shot at Rio 2016.
McCoy said her Olympics-bound team showed a lot of promise in Brazil, especially after a disappointing 1-4 record at Dubai Sevens in December.
“When we played with connection... Read More
Arkansas State earned the 19th bid for the 2015 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Saturday, defeating American International College, 19-10, in the CRC Qualifier final in front of upwards 30,000 fans inside Sam Boyd Stadium.
The win capped off a 6-0 weekend for the Red Wolves, during which they beat Notre Dame, Wittenberg and Stony Brook in pool play, Utah in the quarterfinals and Air... Read More
The Serevi Selects defeated the Northeast Olympic Development Academy, 14-7, Saturday in Sam Boyd Stadium in front of upwards of 30,000 fans to win the Men’s Elite bracket of the Las Vegas Invitational for the third-straight year.
The Selects never trailed in the game and were up, 14-0, with just about a minute to play before surrendering a try to make it interesting. It was a heavyweight bout... Read More