Chicago Lions are Midwest 7s club champions after defeating YoungBloodz
26-14 in the final of the Midwest Championships.
The Lions won all their pool games but faced a stern challenge in the
semis, beating a physical (and sometimes perhaps too physical) 1823 squad
14-5 to advance to the final.
YoungBloodz, meanwhile, won their pool and advanced to the final after... Read More
The High School All Americans are set to play Glenwood High School near
Durban, South Africa.
It will be a sterner test than Tuesday’s fairly comfortable win over
Kwazulu Natal Development, and captain and prop Henry Hall knows it.
“I’ve held a few players-only meetings with the forwards to talk about what
we need to take care of,” Hall... Read More
Nese Malifa is 100% the first-choice, as he has been for the last 14
months. His backup is … still not confirmed. However Troy Hall, Tai Enosa
and Roland Suniula are all in the Eagle squad to take on Canada.
Enosa has emerged as more of a catch-all talent – someone who can slot in
at wing, fullback, outside center, flyhalf or even scrumhalf. His try
against Russia showed he can... Read More
USA Head Coach Eddie O’Sullivan read RUGBYMag.com’s article about Kevin
Swiryn, and the wing’s very frank assessment of his play in the Churchill
was certainly below form, and O’Sullivan gave the former St. Mary’s All
American much kudos for being honest.
“I give a ton of credit to Kevin for what he said and how he assessed
himself,” O’Sullivan told RUGBYMag.com... Read More
The Midwest has the most extensive qualification circuit of
any territory, and it all culminates in a six-team Championship Saturday in
The field is split into two pools, where teams will play both of their pool
partners, as well as a crossover game against a team in the other pool. The
top four teams advance the semifinals, and the finalists advance to
Nationals Aug... Read More
the beginning of the summer 7s season, all was in question in the
With NOVA having scaled back their 7s efforts, no other club seemed
prepared to step into the breach. Throughout the early going coaches and
players said they thought the competition was wide open. But now it seems
it’s not anymore.
Schuylkill River has now won three of the four Mid-Atlantic... Read More
Who represents the West at the Club 7s
National Championships Aug. 6-7 in San Francisco will be decided Saturday
on the perimeter of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, Colo.
Four teams enter the qualifier bracket with a legitimate shot at punching
their ticket to San Francisco, but the West has just three bids to
The Dallas Harlequins, Denver Barbarians, Glendale... Read More
Zack Test has made the 36- man USA squad to play Canada and Japan, but the
young wing has a lot of work ahead of him if he wants to make the World Cup
Coach Eddie O’Sullivan will likely take 14 backs to the World Cup,
including two scrumhalves, one dedicated flyhalf and five centers (of which
at least one can slot in at #10). That leaves six spots for wings,... Read More
The 36-man roster announced Thursday will
have a resounding impact on the Club 7s Championships, since the Eagles
play Canada in Toronto Aug. 6, the first day of the 7s Championships in San
The inclusion of Mike Palefau on the 36-man list is a big blow to the Utah
Warriors. Palefau is one of the most revered and feared speedsters in the
club game, and his... Read More
lock/loose forward Samu Manoa has not been named in the 36-man squad for
the two August Canada tests, and it appears he will not be in the World Cup
squad, despite strong form this past year.
According to multiple sources, Manoa has essentially agreed to forgo the
World Cup in order to solidify his position with his new pro club,
Contract clauses that prevent... Read More