The USA men's 7s team won their opening match in the Pan-Am Games, and
while it was clear the Eagles were the better side than Chile, it was also
clear they have a little work to do to get into mid-season form.
Chile was very physical and repeatedly caused the USA problems in the
breakdown. They ran one-offs from the rucks and counter-rucked... Read More
The USA team is set to start their Pan-Am Games campaign on a sunny and
warm Guadalajara morning.
They will christen Estadio Tlaquepaque, the first purpose-built rugby
stadium in Mexico.
Pan-Am Rugby press liaison Gabriele Nanni said he is excited to see the
stadium in use.
"This will be a tremendous tournament, but also... Read More
Eight teams are set to compete in the Californis Collegiate 7s this weekend
at St. Mary’s College in Moraga.
This is the latest in the series of qualification tournaments for the new
USA Rugby National Championships, and this one holds the promise of some
highly competitive matches.
In Pool A, hosts St. Mary’s take on UC Davis, Santa Clara University and
Loyola Marymount. ... Read More
The University of Colorado garnered revenge for their Saturday loss against
Utah, defeating the Utes 14-12 in the final of the Pacific Collegiate 7s to
garner an automatic slot at the new national championships this December.
Led by captain, wing and MVP Luke Lahman, the Buffs shut down the Utah
attack, and led 14-5 until the final play of... Read More
Mike Geib photos
Day one of Pacific 7s sees four teams left with a shot at an automatic bid
to USA Rugby's inaugural college 7s national championship.
Utah was the only team to escape pool play undefeated, going 4-0 with wins
over Colorado, Arizona State, Oregon and Oregon State. As Pool A champs
they'... Read More
BYU became the latest team to earn an automatic bid to USA Rugby's
inaugural college 7s national championship Saturday night with 5-0
title-winning performance, capped off by a 24-0 defeat of Air Force in the
tournament final under the lights at Infinity Park. Freshman Trey Sikahema,
son of former NFL running back Vai Sikahema, led the Cougars with three
tries in the final, including... Read More
Idaho State is into the semifinals of the Mountain Collegiate 7s in
dramatic fashion, as they scored two tries in the final minute to defeat
Northern Colorado 31-26.
Both teams entered the final match of pool play 1-1.
Idaho State now gets to face Air Force, which dominated Pool A, averaging
scored of 36-4. Topping Pool B is BYU, which was equally strong in Pool B,
winning all... Read More
The team USA 7s coach Al Caravelli is taking to Guadalajara for the Pan-Am
Games is an intriguing one, as the coach has gone young, and gone fast.
One experienced head who might well have made the team was... Read More
VISTA, Calif. – The 12-man rugby sevens squad heading to Guadalajara,
Mexico on October 24 to join Team USA at the 2011 Pan-American Games, will
be engrained with a mantra that will help it maintain focus in the
quadrennial tournament: 'Play in the moment.'
“Playing in the moment helps every athlete and staff member focus on the
task at hand. Not to get distracted by the... Read More
Complaints and frustration from the USA Rugby Collegiate Competitions
Committee have prompted some action within USA Rugby regarding USA Rugby’s
planned-for National Collegiate 7s Championships.
After several months of little communication between USA Rugby's Board,
offices and committees regarding the December 16-17 event, reports are that
a decision on the finals venue, and more... Read More