The state of California gets a lot. No, I’m not talking about the beaches, celebrities or enviable weather. In terms of major rugby events, California gets plenty.
Since their first-ever match in 1976, the Eagles have played 33 full tests in the Golden State. That’s more than the next five states combined – Illinois (8), Colorado (7), Texas (7), New York (4), Georgia (3) and Florida (3).
It makes... Read More
CHESTER, Pa. — After not allowing a point in Friday's three pool play games at the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, Life continued that streak in the cup quarterfinals against Navy Saturday with a 38-0 win at Talen Energy Stadium.
"We've just been, the past two weeks, concentrating on our defensive system and using it to attack the other team to turn the ball over," Life coach... Read More
Women’s CRC: Friday Roundup
Editor's note: This post will be updated throughout Friday as pool play matches in the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship are finalized. For the complete tournament schedule, click here.
Lindenwood 36, Navy 0
CHESTER, Pa. — In the opening game of the tournament, freshman Caring De Freitas opened all scoring when she scooped a loose ball in the middle of the... Read More
After going 1-2 in Day One of the HSBC Dubai Sevens, the United States blew out Russia, 40-5, in the Trophy Quarterfinals. Defense and winning the restarts were key for the Eagles as the USA limited Russia’s possession and barely allowed its opponent to enter their territory.
The scoring started immediately as Danny Barrett claimed the first kickoff and the ball was spun out wide to Perry Baker.... Read More
In the past, quite a few players used the USA sevens program as a stepping-stone toward a professional path in fifteens. However, the landscape has changed. With the Sevens World Series, and USA’s place on it, well-established, and with another Olympic cycle looming as soon as one ends, it isn’t clear how different players with navigate options in sevens and fifteens.
Several of the USA sevens... Read More
Six weeks removed from Rio and just over two months from the start of the 2016/2017 HSBC Sevens World Series, the men’s 7s team is back full-time at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The core training group congregated last week, and this week marks the first high performance camp of the season. The women will join them next week.
The coaches for both programs have agreed to... Read More
We’ve just had six days of good rugby at the Olympics. Lots of people outside the rugby community have been drawn to sevens and commented on how much fun it is to watch. There seems no doubt that this Olympic tournament was a good thing for rugby and its fans.
Still, I am working hard to feel satisfied. And it is silly that I need to do any work at all to feel satisfied with something so clearly... Read More
The crowd at Deodoro Stadium near Rio won’t all be rugby fans for the six days of sevens. Many will be experiencing the Olympics as a whole, perhaps without much thought to the details of rugby beforehand.
One way to get into the sevens spirit – no game knowledge required – is by donning some dress-up. The official fan guide advises: “Did You Know? Fans usually watch matches wearing costumes,... Read More
The Pools for the Youth Olympic Games are official. The USA Boy's face the daunting task of competing against Senior Men's 7s powerhouse, Fiji.
The Girl's will have the opportunity to face off against our Canadien rivals as well as the host country, China.
The NRU 7s Series finished on Saturday with the final qualifier of the summer at New Haven 7s. The New Haven Bulldogs went 6-0 on the day to take home the tournament championship. Despite a strong finish during the last qualifying competition of the season, the Bulldogs finished just short of nationals berth after NYAC clinched second place in the standings by making it to the tournament final.... Read More