Among the rivalries and matchups at the USA 7s CRC,
there are also meetings of good friends.
Some of those athletes have solid rugby histories behind them before they
got to college, and one such group is a trio of athlete who found rugby and
football glory at Xavier HS.
Seamus Kelly is now a leader for the Cal 7s team and entering his third... Read More
The United States Naval Academy 7s team is very aware it could have done
better in the last two USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship
record is 2-6-1. That might be a function of the fact that Navy’s
straight-ahead 15s style hasn’t been conducive to 7s. Or maybe it’s just a
little bit of bad luck. After all, three of their four losses in 2011 were
by... Read More
The University of Arizona team headed to the USA 7s CRC will have two key
additions to their squad when they arrive in Philadelphia.
USA 7s player
Peter Tiberio, who remains eligible to play for the team, will round out
his Wildcat career by suiting up for them one more time. Meanwhile, Brett
Thompson is back from his internship in Ireland and ready to play also.
But that’s... Read More
US Military Academy star player Will Holder will not rejoin his school’s 7s
team for this coming weekend’s USA
7s CRC in Philadelphia.
USA Men’s National Team Coach Mike Tolkin selected Holder for his player
camp, and asked the Army rugby program to release holder for the camp.
Holder isn’t necessarily expected to be picked by the Eagles, but he does... Read More
Fresh off winning the Subaru 7s, a tournament which featured seven teams
playing in the upcoming USA 7s CRC, the University of Delaware comes into
the tournament June 2 feeling pretty confident.
(Details on the USA 7s CRC, how to get tickets, and who is playing, can be
found at www.usasevenscrc.com)
Delaware has been working extremely hard, training for 7s under Bjorn
Haglid,... Read More
Scan the Philadelphia Inquirer or the Washington Post for rugby coverage
over the next week, and you’ll find a couple of stories about Maryland
sophomore Matt Reilly.
The speedy wing, hoping to be selected for next weekend’s Collegiate Rugby
Championship at PPL Park in Philadelphia, was born with only a partial left
arm, which ends just below the elbow.
Despite... Read More
Seta and Pate Tuilevuka, Nese and Ata Malifa, Roland and Andrew Suniula.
Matias and Ben Cima?
It’s possible the next set of brothers to pull on Eagle jerseys could be
the Cimas from Bethesda, Md., and you can likely catch a glimpse of both of
them at the Collegiate Rugby Championship June 2-3 at PPL Park in
Matias, who is recovering... Read More
NBC Sports Programming President Jon Miller said regular rugby fans can
help make sure rugby still has a major presence on TV by going to the CRC.
The USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship will be held June 2-3 is a big
part of NBC’s rugby coverage, and the network and its affiliate channel NBC
Sports Network will be showing much of the tournament.
“There’s a lot the average... Read More
All the talk about the USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship, June 2-3 in
Philadelphia, has been about the teams involved, but it’s important to note
that this event has become a great one for fans, also.
Breathe Carolina has been signed on as a musical act to perform a free
concert, and another band is expected to be... Read More
Delaware is making its Collegiate Rugby Championship debut this
June as one of 15 invited teams. In 2011, the Blue Hens made the trip to
Las Vegas to try and win their way into the 2011 CRC. They got close,
falling to rival Kutztown in the semifinals. Emerging from that tournament
as a star for Delaware was Jimmy Kowalski.
A Xavier (NY) grad, Kowalski has been playing rugby for... Read More