The adjustment of the HSBC Sevens World Series seeding process is a welcome
development for teams and coaches.
The previous seeding system, which alternated between seeding teams based
on the current World Series standings and seeding teams based on their last
two tournament finishes, was not popular among many teams as it often
locked teams into the same pools or similar pools... Read More
Chris Wyles returned to a starting position for Saracens this past weekend,
lining up at wing and leading the team with 50 meters gained on the run.
Wyles helped Saracens to a 23-10 win over Sale in Aviva Premiership play.
USA lock Hayden Smith came off the bench.
Also in the Premiership, Samu Manoa came off the bench to make four tackles
in Northampton’s 24-13 win over Wasps... Read More
Beth Coulter runs the HSBC Sevens World Series for the International Rugby
She is in Hong Kong and Wellington, where tickets sell out in minutes. She
is in Las Vegas, where the game is making a huge leap into the American
consciousness. She is in London and Edinburgh, in massive stadiums.
And she was in Guadalajara in a stadium that seated barely over 1,000 fans,... Read More
Canada defeated Argentina in dramatic fashion Sunday to win the Gold Medal
at the 2011 Pan American Games at Estadio Tlaquepaque in Guadalajara,
The Canadians were behind much of the match, but in true, dogged style,
pulled ahead. With time up, Argentina scored a try that could have tied it,
but the difficult conversion sailed wide, and Canada celebrated a thrilling
26-24... Read More
Argentina survived a bit of a scare to book their place in the final of the
Pan-Am Games Rugby 7s competition in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The highly-touted Puma 7 were under a huge amount of pressure by Uruguay,
and lucked out when they managed to foil a quick tap attempt without
retreating ten. That led to an Argentina attack that just didn't quite
take. The final pass went behind its... Read More
Winning isn’t everything – or, more to the point, winning can be measured
in different ways.
The Mexico national 7s team lost all three pool play matches Saturday at
the Pan-Am Games, but there was still plenty to mile about.
was the crowd at Tlaquepaque Stadium, cheering lustily for Mexico all day,
wearing Mexico shirts (and Serpientes hair adornments) and waiting to... Read More
The Quarterfinal matchups for the 2011 Pan-Am Games are set.
Pool A winners Argentina will play Pool B fourth-place Chile, while Pool B
winners Canada get Mexico.
Schedule for Day 2. All times MOUNTAIN Time (Mexico turned their
clocks back Saturday night)
Argentina... Read More
Saracens won their LV=Cup match 43-20 over the Exeter Chiefs, with Hayden
Smith starting at lock.
Leeds won their third in a row, 28-23 over Plymouth. Mike MacDonald started
Samu Manoa was inspirational coming off the bench in Northampton’s LV=Cup
win over the Ospreys.
Shawn Pittman came on as a sub at prop for London Welsh in their 35-33... Read More