Belmont Shore finished atop Pool A with a 3-0 record Saturday at Founder’s
Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. While the day started easily enough for Shore, it
didn’t finish that way, as the San Diego Old Aztecs, who needed a win to
advance, delivered a good fight in the final round.
The defending champs stumbled a bit out of the gate, with knock-ons
featuring heavily in their match... Read More
Pool C is clearly stratified, with Seattle-OPSB and WE Rugby at one level
and Middlesex and NOVA at the other. The difference is expectation. WE and
Seattle are expected to get through to the Cup Rounds, while Middlesex and
NOVA are playing the underdog roles.
Seattle-OPSB has the most decorated roster in the tournament. The all-time
top scorer in international 7s history, Ben... Read More
The annual discussion over which pool is the Pool of Death at the 7s Club
National Championships is moot this year, as all of the pools are highly
However, Pool D might just be a little more competitive than most. The
Denver Barbarians might have struggled this summer to qualify, but the
program has most of... Read More
Belmont Shore are two-time defending national 7s champions, and return to
the national championships the top seed out of Southern California.
They have to be the #1 pick for Pool A. But club president James Walker is
quick to point out that last year’s run to the championship involved a
little bit of luck and could have easily turned sideways.
“The... Read More
Pool B features a team making its first trip to Nationals, a former
champion hoping to get back in the final, a blue blood 15s program seeking
its first 7s championship and a heavy underdog. Rosters can be found at the
bottom of the article.
San Francisco Golden Gate is the blue blood. SFGG have won plenty of 15s
championships, and they’ve hosted the last five Club 7s National... Read More
The Beantown women's club defeated the Boston Belles 17-0 in the final of
the Middlesex 7s in Woburn, Mass. Saturday, finishing off the Northeast 7s
With Morris not playing, these two teams were secure in qualifying for the
national championships regardless of how the tournament went. In Saturday's
action, the Belles beat Hartford and Boston II handily, but had to work for... Read More
In the fifth and final Northeast qualifier, Old Blue defeated Middlesex
twice to clinch first place in the Northeast Region.
Only four squads entered the qualifier held on Middlesex’s home turf. Long
Island, who was the only team that could mathematically catch Middlesex for
the second spot at nationals, elected to withdraw from this tournament.
Thus, at the beginning of play... Read More
USA Rugby has published the seeds for Club 7s Nationals, set for August
9-10 at Founder’s Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. Matches begin at 8am on both
days and will be webcast live on USA Rugby’s YouTube channel.
On the men’s
side, there doesn’t seem to be a pool of death, though the group with 1823,
New Orleans, San Francisco Golden Gate and the Northeast’s top seed
(presumably... Read More