Behind a staunch defense and punishing attack in the final of the MAC 7s Series finale in Columbia, Md. Saturday, Schuylkill River blew out the Maryland Exiles to clinch the MAC Championship and top conference seed going to the National Playoffs. Schuylkill scored six first half tries and their defense stifled the Exiles offense at each turn. When the final whistle was heard, Schuylkill River ran... Read More
There are no more qualifiers left, and all the bids to Club 7s Nationals have been earned, if not accepted. Saturday saw seven teams win their way into Nationals, as four regional qualification series came to an end. Assuming no team other than SFGG passes on a bid, and East Palo Alto gets NorCal's ticket to Nationals, the table at the bottom of this article outlines the 16 men's participants for... Read More
San Francisco Golden Gate won the Northern California 7s Series Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif., beating the East Palo Alto Razorbacks in the final of the third and last qualifier. However, SFGG will forego Nationals to compete at the World Club 7s event at Thomond Park in Limerick, Ireland the same weekend.
SFGG committed to the World Club 7s some time ago, but had originally planned to be able... Read More
With Schuylkill River and the Maryland Exiles securing their tickets to Nationals two weeks ago, this weekend’s Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) Finals will determine the seeding for Seattle. Rocky Gorge will once again host the tournament in Columbia, Md.
The top eight teams in the men’s premier division, Schuylkill River, Maryland Exiles, NOVA, Norfolk, Baltimore-Chesapeake, Pittsburgh, Washington... Read More
Perry Baker is taking a contract with the 7s National Team at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., it sounds like. The video at the bottom of this article hints very strongly that Baker, who was at the first camp after the hiring of Mike Friday and Chris Brown as 7s Eagles head and assistant coaches, respectively, is moving to the OTC.
Baker has years of experience dabbling in... Read More
Despite the Austin Blacks having locked up the region's only berth to nationals, and speculation that the third qualifier might be cancelled as a result, the Texas Rugby Union has elected to move forward with the third qualifier. The tournament will take place this weekend in Houston.
“We were never intending to cancel the third qualifier,” Texas director of 7s Filip Keuppens told Rugby Today. “I... Read More
New York and Seattle now know who they're pooled with for the second World Club 7s Aug. 16-17 at Twickenham in London, and the draws aren't very easy.
In Pool A, New York is joined by the Western Province (RSA), Siberian club RC Enisei and the winners of the Premiership 7s, which will be decided Aug. 8. The first leg of the Premiership 7s kicks off Saturday in Cardiff, Wales.
In Pool C, Seattle... Read More
As usual, we'll be bringing you more in-depth recaps and updated standings from around the country, but wanted to tell you who won what and where quickly.
Two more teams qualified for Nationals, New Orleans Royale and Atlanta Old White. Royale beat Old White 26-5 to win the South's qualifier in New Orleans Saturday and take the region's top seed to Nationals. Old White actually punched its... Read More
It's been a couple of weeks since our last rankings, and with several of our top teams falling, the picture is as clear as mud. Seattle, one of the few exceptions, keeps on winning tournaments and retains the top billing.
Old Blue, despite falling to rival NYAC in the final of the Eric White qualifier, stays at No. 2. This is 7s, after all, and one result can't be overreacted to. Old Blue is a... Read More
San Francisco Golden Gate beat crosstown rival Olympic Club 19-12 to win the second NorCal 7s qualifier Saturday in Sacramento, Calif. SFGG rebounded from an early loss to San Jose in their first game of the day to win four straight and claim the title.
The final was a rematch of the third-place decider from the series opener in San Francisco, and Saturday's third-place game, which East Palo Alto... Read More