A few years ago at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC), held annually outside Philadelphia in June, the attendees in the stadium witnessed a radical and exciting new version of the popular seven-a-side game. Two teams played four quarters to determine a winner, a sport form similar to a basketball game.
This new contest originated from the creative mind of the late A. Jon... Read More
This Saturday will feature the final of the 2018/2019 Heineken Champions Cup between Saracens (England) and Leinster (Ireland) in the 52,000-seat capacity St. James Park Stadium, Newcastle.
Saracens waltzed through the qualifying rounds, winning eight times to reach their third Cup final, in four-years. The side won the event twice before in 2016 and 2017. They scored the most points of all teams... Read More
The September 2001 Aspen Ruggerfest witnessed the Gentlemen of Aspen defeat the Denver Barbarians 32-20 to clinch their sixth straight Ruggerfest title, and thirteenth overall since the start of the popular, sixteen team top Division.
The Gentlemen started with a 40-3 trouncing of Bozeman, followed by a 36-16 win against Charlotte. The local side was tested in the semis by the Chicago Lions,... Read More
The Dream Team at the recent Women’s Sevens in Japan featured two selections from Canada, England, and France, and one from the USA. Notably absent were any players from New Zealand or Australia, perhaps, for the first time ever in the history of all the past Dream Team series selections.
Karen Paquin – Canada
Alex Matthews – England
Chole Pelle – France
Anne Cecile Ciofani – France... Read More
The Eagle Women defeated France 36-12 to take third place in the Kitakyushu Sevens, the fourth leg of the 2019/2019 HSBC sevens series. After beating New Zealand in the quarterfinals, the USA lost to Canada 24-12. The Canadians would win the event at the death 7-5 against a rejuvenated England side.
The tournament produced a number of series milestones:
It was the first semifinal round ever... Read More
The Eagles went 3-0 in the opening round of the Kitakyushu Sevens in Japan. They scored easy wins against England 45-7 and Fiji 31-15, finishing with a narrow victory against Ireland 15-12.
That's the good news. The not so good news is that after France upset New Zealand in pool play, the Eagles will meet the Black Ferns in the quarterfinals.
New Zealand not only lost to France (29-7) but also... Read More
A quartet of Fijian flyers were selected for last weekend’s Singapore Sevens Dream Team. South Africa, tournament champions, added two while Scotland earned one spot.
From Fiji: Joshua Vakurunabili, Meli Derenalagi, Aminiani Tuimaba, and Wimoni Botitu
From South Africa: Werner Kok and Justin Geduld
From Scotland: Max McFarland
Somewhat unreported was the South Africa comeback against Fiji after... Read More
The Eagles, at near full strength, won their pool going undefeated in the three, opening matches. The USA defeated Wales 31-12, Kenya 17-14, and England 22-7 to advance into the quarterfinal round. Next, will be Argentina.
The victories over Wales and England revenged previous losses last week in Hong Kong to these two sides.
Carlin Isles tallied three tries, two against Kenya. But all shared in... Read More
Was it an idea whose time had come? A USA sevens collegiate invitational tournament, which would be televised nationally.
At the outset in 2010, no colleges played sevens frequently if at all. Although there were summer club sevens events, these were gatherings for the rugger who wanted a weekend of play and lots of fun.
The reason that United World Sports (UWS), the operator of the USA Sevens... Read More
The USA earned a third place bronze medal at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens tournament. They defeated an improved Samoa 22-10 for the medal, and added 17-points to the 2018/2019 season standings.
The Eagles lead all nations with 130 points, seven ahead of Fiji. Data follow:
Country Points Last 3 events
USA 130 54
Fiji... Read More