It's upon us, the biggest week in American rugby – our Super Bowl. Thursday, 244 teams representing 32 states and most of Canada, five continents and every branch of the American military, will compete in North America's largest tournament. Friday, the fifth stop of the HSBC Sevens World Series kicks off inside Sam Boyd Stadium, and yet another record crowd is expected.
The LVI is dripping with... Read More
Arkansas State hasn’t lost a 7s match since the fall of 2012. To put it in gridiron terms, ASU’s streak is akin to USC’s 34-straight wins from 2003-2005 or Miami’s 34-game run from 2000-2003. The Red Wolves’ last loss came at the hands of Life in the South Independent Championship.
ASU went on to win six games at Nationals that year, beating NC State, Cal and Middlebury in pool play and Kutztown... Read More
The path for the lone nationally-open qualifier for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is paved, with 24 teams lined up to vie for a chance to play live on NBC at PPL Park in Philadelphia in May. The field has teams from all different divisions – Varsity Cup, DI-A, DI-AA, DII and NSCRO – and varying levels of 7s experience and achievement.
The college division at the LVI hasn’t been a... Read More
The pools are set for the top division of the Las Vegas Invitational – Men’s Elite. As usual, several countries are represented in the field, with Germany, Mexico and the Cayman Islands sending their national teams. France, Canada and the United States have their developmental sides in the mix.
Invitational and all-star teams make up another portion of the competition. The Serevi Selects are back... Read More
There are four ways to qualify for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship – through the Big Ten, Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conference 7s championships, and via the Las Vegas Invitational. Specific conference tournaments have been qualifiers in the past, and the LVI has certainly been a route to the big show before, but never have there been so many opportunities to win your way into... Read More
The nation's largest rugby tournament is well on track to expand again in 2015. The Las Vegas Invitational, staged around the Las Vegas stop on the HSBC 7s World Series, is considerably ahead of the pace set in previous years in terms of team registration. Several of the hottest brackets are so full they're about to be closed.
“Every year certain divisions fill up faster than others and every... Read More
The North Texas All-Stars team is still basking in the glow of an
unexpected 17-5 defeat of Belmont Shore at the Las Vegas Invitational Jan
Eager to show off what they felt was overlooked talent from Texas, the team
played the game to show USA Head Coach Mike Tolkin what they could do, and
Center Kelly Kolberg was outstanding and the Texas players exposed... Read More