The host Kansas City Blues won Heartland 7s Saturday in Lee’s Summit, Mo., beating the Glendale Raptors 31-12 in the final. The way the tournament played out sees the Blues, Glendale and the Denver Barbarians in a three-way tie for first place and a three-team race for the West's two berths to Nationals with one more qualifier to play July 26 in Omaha, Neb.
With just two pools of three, each team... Read More
The Austin Blacks have clinched the lone Red River berth at Nationals by winning the second Red River qualifier in Tulsa, Okla. Saturday. With two Cup victories in as many qualifiers, the Blacks have wrapped up the region with a tournament still to play.
The pools, which were based on seeding from the first qualifier, were altered from the original groups provided in last week’s preview. Instead... Read More
Schuylkill River prevailed in the men’s premier division of the 24th-annual Slug 7s Saturday in Columbia, Md., beating the rival Maryland Exiles in the final - a rematch of the Mid-Atlantic’s first qualifier tournament in Wilmington, Del.
With the Exiles and Schuylkill finishing first and second in both of the MAC’s Qualifiers, they’ve mathematically clinched the region’s bids to 7s Nationals... Read More
The field for the West’s second qualifier, Saturday in suburban Kansas City, Mo., is smaller than the first, with just six teams set to compete – the Denver Barbarians, Glendale Raptors, Kansas City Blues, Omaha G.O.A.T.S., St. Louis Ramblers and St. Louis Bombers. And of that group, only three are expected to really make a run at the title – Kansas City, Denver and Glendale.
The Barbarians were... Read More
The 7s season continues in the Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) this weekend with the second qualifier at the 24th Annual Slug 7s. Rocky Gorge is hosting the tournament in Columbia, MD.
Each event matters more as there will be only three qualifier tournaments this season. The two teams with the most series points at the end of the series will advance to Nationals.
The Maryland Exiles won the... Read More
The second of three Northern California 7s qualifiers kicks off Saturday in Sacramento, Calif. Northern California stands on its own this summer, with its champion at the end of three tournaments qualifying for Nationals.
The EPA Razorbacks won the opening qualifier in San Francisco, and the San Jose Seahawks finished second. SFGG and Olympic Club finished third and fourth, respectively. SFGG,... Read More
The second leg of the Texas 7s Series is taking place Saturday in Tulsa, Okla. After a solid performance, the Austin Blacks look to build on their tournament victory and take control of the region.
Unlike the first leg, however, the Blacks will not have the luxury of playing at home. The Texas teams have long drives ahead of them, but they will get a bit of a reprieve, as matches do not start... Read More
Tiger Rugby has been increasingly busy over the last couple of years – opening a full-time training facility in Columbus, Ohio, developing an affiliate network and continuing to take domestic and international tours.
The last couple of months have been no different, as Tiger unveiled its women’s program and swept Cancun 7s, with the men and women going undefeated en route to tournament titles.... Read More
It's still very early, but already the cream is rising to the top in the summer 7s season. Most series are just a tournament or two in. In both the Northeast and Midwest, one team has won every tournament so far. The Chicago Lions won both Milwaukee and Madison qualifiers and tied for first in the Chicago tournament that was called early for poor weather. In the Northeast, Old Blue is two-for-two... Read More
Santa Monica won its own tournament Saturday, Southern California’s second qualifier this summer, beating OMBAC 38-5 in the final. The win launches Santa Monica, which finished second in Tempe June 14th at the first qualifier, into first place in the series standings.
OMBAC did not play in the first tournament, so Belmont Shore, which won in Tempe, holds onto second place despite a fifth-place... Read More