The Atlantic Coast
Invitational will determine the third bid to 7s nationals this weekend. 10
traditional Atlantic Coast Conference schools will compete over two days in
Greensboro, NC for the ACI crown.
Day one is pool play. With the field split into two pools, each team plays
four games on Saturday. Everyone still has something to play for on Sunday,
which starts with a pair of “... Read More
Oklahoma won Texas A&M 7s Saturday with a 20-7 defeat of the host Aggies.
The Sooners fell to A&M in the day’s opening match, but won three in a row
to take the varsity crown. Sam Houston beat OU’s second side 21-14 to claim
the junior varsity title.
In addition to OU and A&M, Texas and Baylor entered sides in the varsity
“They kind of jumped on us,” said OU... Read More
Miami of Ohio dominated the Midwest 7s tournament Sunday, averaging
over 38 points in their four wins and zero losses. With the win the
RedHawks have clinched the second automatic bid to the inaugural USA Rugby
7s National Championship Dec. 16-17 at a venue to be named later.
Miami impressed opposing coaches with their superior cohesion, physicality
and 7s aptitude. Four RedHawks,... Read More
JP Eloff scoring for DU at 15s
Nationals. Dobson Images
Miami torching Nebraska in Las
Bowling Green against Cal Poly
in Las Vegas
The second qualifier for the finally official USA Rugby 7s national
championships is Sunday in Bowling Green, Ohio. Six teams, which did... Read More
Wisconsin hosted and won the
inaugural Big Ten 7s Tournament Saturday in Cottage Grove, Wisc. The
Badgers lost just one game on the day, falling 12-7 to Purdue in pool play.
The hosts downed the only College Premier Division team in the tournament,
Penn State, 21-14 in the final.
Penn State was upset 22-7 in their first game of the day by Nebraska, and
after the Badgers handled the... Read More
USA Men's 7s team coach Al Caravelli now has some choices to make looking
ahead to his international 7s season.
Coming up will be the Pan-Am Games October 29-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
After that will be a nine-event IRB Sevens World Series. Caravelli wants to
name a player pool from which he will draw players for these events. That
pool, expected to be named in about a week, will... Read More
Nine of the Big Ten’s twelve teams will
converge on Cottage Grove, Wisc. this weekend for the Big Ten 7s
The event is expected to be a qualifier for
the upcoming USA Rugby college 7s championships, although that hasn’t been
Cottage Grove will
also play host to the Wisconsin Collegiate 7s tournament, featuring teams
not in the Big Ten, a University of... Read More
the National Club 7s Championships done and the All-Star Championships
upcoming, USA 7s Head Coach Al Caravelli is feeling somewhat optimistic
going into the international 7s season.
Caravelli will be scouting the NASC, which will be held at Chula Vista
August 26 (a Friday) and 27. Then he will choose a squad of Possibles and a
squad of Probables, and run them through games... Read More
There were some superb team performances at Club 7s Nationals in San
Francisco over the weekend, with teams like Schuylkill River, Youngbloodz,
Marist and Middlesex making deeper runs than perhaps they were projected
Just like you saw some teams' names left out of the later cup rounds
(Chicago, SFGG and Utah), you'll see some high-profile players' names left
off the all-... Read More
took Justin Boyd 18 months to get back on the rugby field after tearing all
his knee ligaments in 2009, but, really, it took him even longer than that.
Back on the USA 7s team in February, Boyd still struggled at times. It
wasn’t until a full six months later, with Belmont Shore this past weekend,
that Boyd really looked as powerful a player as he was in early 2009.
“People... Read More