of Wisconsin carried some baggage with them into the USA 7s CRC Saturday at
First of all, no one really thought of them as a 7s powerhouse, despite the
fact they had won the Big 10.
Second, one of their best players, Ben Knight, came with the team only as a
manager, as he is injured.
Still, after tying Temple 12-12 and beating Penn State in a close... Read More
Oklahoma and NC State, both with losses on the
board, played a must-win game in the second round of Pool C play, which the
Sooners took 21-10.
Both struggled to get continuity early, and the first score didn’t come
until the fifth minute.
It was a long-range Bobby Impson individual effort. He stepped through two
defenders and took the ball more than half the field length for... Read More
If the Arizona Wildcats have learned anything, it’s to not take anything
for granted, and to make sure they don’t rely so much on one player.
Now after dispatching Texas 33-7, they are 2-0 and have actually clinched
Pool C with a game to go.
Trent Fisher knows they have a big-name player in USA national team player
Peter Tiberio, but you can rely on one guy too much.
“When... Read More
Arizona shot out
of the gate quickly against Texas. Their disciplined team play had Texas a
little wide eyed and put Jake Haebe in for a try in the first minute.
7s Eagle and All American Peter Tiberio then put his first stamp on the
event with a magnificent individual try. He sped through the Texas line
and, when caught, ducked under a tackle, dummied with his back turned to... Read More
Life, after nearly falling to Penn State in the day’s first game, found
their sea legs against Temple and beat the home team 33-7.
The Running Eagles first got on the board with a Joe Cowley try. He cut
against the grain of the Temple defense, beating an Owl to his inside
shoulder for the try.
Glen Maricelli scored shortly thereafter on a... Read More
Cal and Army came through their first games in Pool D at the 2012 USA 7s
CRC, but it wasn’t a cakewalk for either team.
Cal scored three tries to Navy’s tw0, and had to really work at it to get
there. Behind the hard-nosed running of Seamus Kelly they got close to the
line, and then Paul Bosco finished it off.
Midway through the first... Read More
Pool C opened with Oklahoma giving favored Arizona a scare, but the
Wildcats recovering to take a 33-12 win.
The Wildcats struck on their first possession, taking the ball from
Oklahoma in their own end. Craig Samoy dotted it down, fending two Oklahoma
tacklers long enough to get across the line.
Arizona again pressured off the... Read More
Dartmouth opened their Collegiate Rugby Championship account with a very
impressive 31-5 defeat of a highly-regarded Delaware team.
played precisely to their game plan, pinning Delaware in their own 22, and
waiting like a shark looking for an injured fish.
The Blue Hens started to work their pattern, but were asking a bit much of
themselves. A switch move 15 meters... Read More
Scores from the 2012 USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship
Challenger Final: Florida 20-14 Maryland
3rd Place: Cal 26-7 Life
Championship SemifinalsArizona 19-12 Life
Dartmouth 21-19 California
Life 12-5 Delaware
Dartmouth 35-5 Wisconsin
Arizona 26-5 Navy
California 54-5 Texas
Maryland 34-12 Oklahoma
Florida 31-5... Read More
Three teams ended Friday 2-0 at the High School Rugby
Challenge at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Pride (DC), West Shore
United (Pa.) and South Meck (N.C.) are undefeated and squarely atop their
Pool B, however, is deadlocked with all Malvern Prep, the New Jersey Blaze,
Gonzaga and St. Joe's Prep all at 1-1. The Saturday match-ups in that pool
see Malvern Prep take... Read More