RUGBYMag.com checked in with some teams and players at the Las Vegas
Invitational last February and talked to them about what they got out of
The LVI is slated for February 9-11 at the Star Nursey and Silver Bowl
fields next to Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas and features 20 competition
brackets, from 15s challenge matches of all levels to 7s tournaments from
high school... Read More
Stony Brook has booked its second-straight trip to the Las Vegas
Invitational. In addition to an excuse to get out of Long Island in
February, the Seawolves look at the LVI as an opportunity to play on a
bigger stage against better teams than usual.
“Any time you can play at that level, it brings your game up and you find
out where you’re at. We know that we can play at that level,... Read More
The 2nd anual Havana Howlers 7s, jointly organized and by Cuban Rugby and
the Dog River Howlers Rugby Club, will be played in Havana, Cuba on
December 2 and 3.
This tournament had it's roots in the first ever 7s tournament played in
Cuba which was part of the Alba Games, played in Jiguana on April 18, 2009.
The inaugural Havana Howlers 7s, featured 10 men's sides from 5 countries... Read More
The Las Vegas Invitational remains the ideal opportunity for college and
club teams to get started on their spring season.
is filling up quickly, said Tournament Director Jon Hinkin, as teams set up
challenge matches with opponents of a similar level, but unfamiliar region,
and play at the LVI.
Arizona State, Penn State, Mizzou and Chico State are among the college... Read More
USA 7s LLC released the list of 15 teams it has invited to its third annual
Collegiate Rugby Championship invitational at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.
The tournament will be held June 2-3. For tickets and information, go to
A 16th team will be decided at the CRC Qualifier during the Las
The list of 15 teams is:... Read More
the most obvious criticism of the 2011 Las Vegas Invitational was the
grass. While the fields at Star Nursery were green, those at the Silver
Bowl Sports Complex were dry, dusty and hard.
But the tournament in 2012 is going to be much better, said tournament
director Jon Hinkin.
Last year’s conditions were exacerbated by a drought that cut off the water
supply to the... Read More
Ten college teams from nine states have already signed on to participate in
the USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championships qualifier at the Stations Casinos
Las Vegas Invitational.
Among them, 2010 CRC champions the University of Utah.
Also locked in are:
Davenport, Kutztown, Life, Mizzou, St. Joseph’s, Texas, Regis, San Diego
State, and Air Force.
Teams that pre-registered have... Read More
One of the special aspects of the Las Vegas Invitational, presented by
Stations Casinos, is that teams can select their level of play.
For the Canadian-based Dog River Howlers, that proved especially valuable,
as program director Karl Fix was able to run his developmental and U19
teams on the pitch in different brackets, and his top side in the Elite 7s... Read More
Air Force repeated as Armed Forces Champions with a 55-7 defeat of Coast
Guard in Saturday’s final.
This was the Air Force’s 8th straight championship.
Led by captain Jeremy Allen, who played despite a torn biceps, Air Force
continued to follow their tough-minded, wide-open style of play.
Outside center Marcus Satavu scored 15 minutes in to put his side up 5-0,
and then his... Read More
Attending the Las Vegas Invitational, presented by Stations Casinos, is a
great way to get a team warmed up for the spring, but it’s more than that.
Teams that have attended the LVI in the past do so to get some warm-weather
games in during February. But there is so much more to get out of the
tournament than just a few games of rugby.
“... Read More