All Americans squad is full of players who have at least a little bit of
But even those who are new to this level of rugby have jumped in with both
“It’s been a really good assembly,” said co-captain Blaine Scully, who
toured with the All Americans in 2009 and has played for the USA at 7s and
15s. “Playing rep side rugby, and coming... Read More
The Midwest Qualification series continues Saturday with
tournaments in Milwaukee and Cleveland. Lakefront 7s, the Milwaukee event,
will be contested by the Chicago Lions, Chicago Griffins, Milwaukee
Harlequins, Milwaukee RFC, Youngbloodz, Fox Valley Maoris, Indianapolis and
Of them, only Fox Valley, the Harlequins and Madison are without series
points. Milwaukee,... Read More
One of the more intriguing tournaments of the
weekend is not a qualifying event. Old Mission Beach Athletic Club is
hosting Belmont Shore, a combined Los Angeles team, San Bernadino and the
Glendale Raptors in a round-robin competition that will flank the All
Americans’ match with New Zealand Universities Saturday in San Diego,
The Utah Warriors and Old Puget Sound Beach... Read More
The squad will be a big one. O’Sullivan is expected to name around 36
players as he tries to whittle down his options and looks to evaluate the
form of pro players who were not available for the Churchill Cup.
Mike MacDonald, Hayden Smith, Chris Wyles, Takudzwa Ngwenya, and Samu Manoa
will all available for selection this time around. In addition, we could
see some more names at... Read More
The Midwest U19 7s championships are set
for Saturday in St. Charles, Ill.
The tournament is a formalization of a
trend going on throughout the country - the growth of U19 7s.
Eight teams will face off for this
Sycamore Spartans... Read More
There always are. Don't forget that players such as James Gillenwater, Paul
Emerick, Matt Huckaby, and Hayden Smith all emerged out of relatively
obscurity to become national team players, in large part thanks to their
performances with the All Americans.
Conversely, some highly-regarded college players have struggled at this
level. (There's also the well-known case of Kevin Swiryn... Read More
All Americans head coach Alex Magleby will be choosing his team to face New
Zealand Universities, and it will be a tough job.
The former Dartmouth All American and 7s and 15s Eagle told RUGBYMag.com
that the level of rugby ability in camp is the highest he’s ever seen in an
All American assembly. The players have shown up in shape and ready to
“It’s a tribute to... Read More
All Americans at SEALs
The Men’s All Americans visited the Navy SEAL training base in Coronado,
Calif. this week during their training for their three-game series with New
“That was a trip I’ll never forget,” said co-captain Ryan Roundy. “It was
one of the hardest things I have ever... Read More
Heartland 7s, hosted by the Kansas City Blues in
Kansas City, Mo. Saturday, is the second of three West qualifying
tournaments. First-place Glendale will not be in attendance, so it’s
possible they’ll slip in the standings over the weekend. Likewise, the
defending Heartland 7s champion Chicago Lions will be playing in Milwaukee
in Lakefront 7s, so a new champ will be crowned.
Aspen... Read More
It’s a huge weekend in 7s July 9, as the July 4th weekend is put behind us
and teams eye a a five-weekend drive to the national club finals.
Four of the five territories that have a qualifier system will hold
qualifiers this weekend. It’s actually five tournaments, as the Midwest
holds two qualifiers on the same weekend.
In the Northeast, it’s the Old Blue 7s, the second in the... Read More