The Austin Blacks defeated the Oklahoma City Crusaders 26-14 in the final of the Austin qualifier Saturday to grab control of the Red River 7s Series.The tournament featured nine teams and an unconventional format. The teams were divided into three pools of three. Each team played two pool matches and were subsequently seeded 1-9 for the playoffs.
Pool A featured the Dallas Harlequins, Oklahoma... Read More
On a hot Saturday, the Wilmington (DE) Rugby Football Club held their fourth-annual Blue Ball Sevens at Alapocas Run State Park. The tournament was the first qualifier of the Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) Sevens Series after the Northern Virginia (NOVA) Ruggerama Sevens tournament was postponed for inclement weather.
The action started early in the morning for the 34 teams competing in three... Read More
As the summer 7s season is set to get underway, USA Rugby has made some changes to the geographic regions. In previous years, Texas Rugby Union, also known as Red River, competed in the Western region. However, starting in 2014 Texas will be competing in its own division. It will receive one berth to the Nationals.
The new format will guarantee a team from Red River makes an appearance at the... Read More
With summer 7s qualifying getting under way, Texas Rugby Union is also hosting its annual TOLA 7s series. TOLA, which aims to create a competitive atmosphere and structured competition for teams that do not wish to compete for a national championship, is a series of five tournaments held throughout the summer. The team with the most points at the end of the series will be crowned the champion.... Read More
The Denver Barbarians went 5-0 Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park to win Denver 7s, the first of three West qualifiers. The Barbos were dominant in the performance, amassing 211 points on the day, while conceding just 24. Denver was only in one remotely close contest, a 20-17 defeat of the Kansas City Blues in the semifinals. The Barbos then trounced rival Glendale 61-0 in the tournament... Read More
White Plains struggled throughout the 2013 Northeast 7s season. They were missing several key contributors due to injury and unavailability, while also competing with the Connecticut Wildcats for players during the summer. The Wildcats are a Rugby League team in the area that competes during the same timeframe.
This summer, however, while still suffering through some injuries, the coaching staff... Read More
The New England Prime is another new program that is entering the NRU 7s scene this summer. The Prime is the result of a merge between Middlesex and Mystic River. Both clubs are based out of Malden, Mass., which is a small city just north of Boston.
Last summer Middlesex finished seconnd in the Northeast series and went on to take seventh nationally. Mystic River struggled throughout the 2013... Read More
The Northeast Rugby Union will begin the Summer 7s Series with the first qualifier being held this coming weekend. The series as a whole consists of five qualifiers over a six-week period. Points are awarded by performance throughout the series and the top-two teams receive automatic entry into the Men’s 7s National Championships.
NRU 7s Series Schedule
June 21, 2014 – Monmouth 7s (Lincroft, New... Read More
The West 7s qualifier series kicks off this weekend at the home of last year's champion, the Denver Barbarians. Eight clubs will be competing in the first of three West qualifiers. The others are July 12 in Kansas City, Mo. and July 26 in Omaha, Neb. The top two teams at the end of the series will advance to Nationals.
As the reigning runners-up at Nationals, the Denver Barbarians are odds-on... Read More
Tiger Rugby heads to Mexico this weekend to compete in Cancun 7s. They’ll be taking a 10-player men’s squad, with several familiar faces, including two players who were contracted at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. last season, Mikey Te’o and Mike Zeigler.
Coming out of retirement for the tour is former Eagle and longtime Tiger Dallen Stanford. Taylor Howden will captain the... Read More