Southern California, which had lost its opening match of the tournament,
won the remaining five to take the 2011 Men's National 7s All-Star
Championships Saturday evening at the Olympic Training Center in Chula
The Griffins fell behind 7-0 to the West as the Mustangs got a try from
Hunter Leland, which he converted.
was the score at halftime, but Southern... Read More
Plenty of surprises in Day Two of the Men’s 7s National All-Star
Championships at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., as
both pool winners from Friday lost.
The All Americans were dumped by previously 0-3 Northeast 24-7, and the
Pacific Coast, which had looked untouchable, lost 19-14 to Southern
California in the cup semis.
The Pac Coast now plays for third,... Read More
Two tries from Jared Collinson and a ball-hogging attack plan saw the
Northeast, the #4 team from Pool A, defeat the All Americans, the #1 team
from Pool B, in the men's 7s National All-Star Championships quarterfinals
Saturday at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.
All Americans managed one try, from Rocco Mauer, right at the end of the
match, but lost... Read More
The Collegiate All Americans are not necessarily in the Men’s 7a National
All-Star Championships to win, but don’t tell the players that.
All Americans finished Friday 3-0 in Pool Play, scoring 77 points and
allowing only 26.
“It was a good day,” summarized scrumhalf Don Pati. “We had some mistakes.
That second game we started good but they made a good comeback. We made... Read More
Folau Niua continues his outstanding form at the men’s 7s NASC in Chula
Vista, Calif., leading the tournament in tries and points and leading the
Pacific Coast to a convincing 3-0 record in pool play.
Grizzlies defeated the Northeast 50-5 to finish the day undefeated, with
Folau linking well with Mile Pulu at flyhalf and Mike Palefau in the
center. Maka Unufe did not reach... Read More
The Pacific Coast continue to look all sorts of awesome in the second round
of matches at the men’s en’s 7s National All-Star Championships Friday at
the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.
by the impressive Folau Niua, the Grizzlies slammed the South 39-7.
Niua, who had put up solid fitness numbers during the Pac Coast tryouts,
also is outstanding on the restarts, in... Read More
The Pacific Coast, West, All Americans and South have all jumped out to
victories in the opening round of the Men’s 7s National All-Star
Championships Friday at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.
Pacific Coast handled perhaps their most challenging Pool A foes, Southern
California, in the first game of the day. Pate Tuilevuka, Folau Niua, and
Nu’u Punimata and Ben... Read More
It’s a wide open Pool B at the Men’s 7s NASC.
No team is completely overpowering, but one has to wonder if the All
Americans will emerge leaders given their full week of training together.
AAs are without one of their biggest names in the injured Peter Tiberio,
but they have plenty of talent to spare. Their backs are not big and
imposing, but they are very quick and skilled... Read More
All American 7s Coach Alex Magleby has chosen his squad for the National
The players who didn’t make the team will get a chance to play during this
weekend’s tournament, but Magleby did have to whittle his squad down.
“We know that the Territories are here to win a territorial championship,”
said Magleby. “We respect that, but we’ve got a slightly... Read More
A year ago the Pacific Coast Grizzlies fulfilled their potential to win the
2010 Men’s 7s National All-Star Championships, with Mile Pulu earning the
And while Pulu was superb, everyone knew that the injection of pace from
Isimeli Daveta didn’t hurt, either.
Head Coach John Tyler fashioned his team around Daveta and Pulu, getting
smart role players to win ball... Read More