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New York RFC Sevens - Tomorrow, marks the 60th anniversary of the New York RFC Sevens, the oldest sevens event in the USA, and the longest continually operated rugby tounament in the country.  It was started in 1958 when eight teams played in Manhattan. The final then was an all MIT affair with their A and B-sides competing for the title.

The genesis of the competition stemmed from the fact that New York City served as host to thousands of eastern college students who did not return home for the short time Thanksgiving holiday, which was, in the 1950s, mainly slow train travel.

The New York RFC, the oldest rugby only club in America founded in 1929, decided to schedule some rugby for these college visitors. The club followed the 1883 idea of the Melrose RFC of Scotland by offering sevens, the faster version of the game. Gradually, after that initial 1958 occasion, the event increased exponentially, welcoming teams from home and abroad. The composition of the tournament has changed markedly over time. For the past few years, it has attracted more Canadian women and men's teams that total more than fifty-percent of all entrants.

The matches are played on the pitches of Randall’s Island. This year, the event will welcome more than 140 teams.

Test Internationals - Men

Ireland vs. USA

Italy vs. New Zealand

England vs. Australia

France vs. Fiji

Wales vs. South Africa

Scotland vs. Argentina

Japan vs. Russia

Test Internationals - Women

England vs. Ireland

Spain vs. Samoa

Wales vs. Canada

Dartmouth Women Win NIRA Title - The Big Green defeated Harvard 19-14 in a highly competitive match for the 2018 National Intercollegiate Rugby Association. Dartmouth defeated Army, while Harvard beat Quinnipiac, last year's conference champion, in the first round of the four-team playoff.

Ireland Celebrate All Blacks Victory - Did the Guinness taps run dry after Ireland's upset win against New Zealand last week? Doubtful. The locals' sharp cutting bon mots after the game proffered, "Green in the new Black."