Winning the Challenger Bracket at the USA 7s CRC isn’t easy.
To do it, you have to win all three matches on Day Two. Sure, the top eight
teams are somewhere else, but sevens is tough and unpredictable, and many
of the teams in college 7s aren’t used to such an intense, two-day meat
Every year the... Read More
There were plenty of very strong performances in the USA 7s CRC this
Peter Tiberio, until his arm was cruelly broken in a tackle against
Dartmouth in the final, was superb for Arizona – playing defense, making
plays, creating plays.
Trevor Tanifum led the tournament in tries for Maryland. Brett Thompson of
Arizona was a close second.... Read More
Pride of Washington, DC won the High School Rugby Challenge final 19-5 over
South Mecklenburg (N.C.) in front of thousands of fans at PPL Park in
Chester, Pa., capping off a six-game, three-day unbeaten streak.
Pride started the final receiving the restart, and save a few seconds
following a knock-on, they maintained possession for the... Read More
attendance for the USA 7s CRC was 18,149.
This was about 1,000 over last year. The Saturday attendance of 10,123 was
essentially the same as last year, but the second day total of 8,026 was a
significant jump from 2011.
The Challenger Final in the USA 7s CRC is always an important game, as it
rewards teams that perhaps didn’t have the best day on Saturday, but can
And learn. Both the finalists Sunday at PPL Park showed throughout the day
that they had learned a little about organizing their defenses, playing
tactical 7s rugby, and taking scoring chances when they could.
Florida showed... Read More
Cal looked like it actually wanted to win the consolation
game, which it did 26-7, whereas Life’s effort was questionable.
The Bears smothered the Running Eagles with stifling defense the entire
game, but especially in the first half. Cal’s pressure forced Life into a
turnover deep in their own end, resulting directly in a try for Seamus
Life put the ball back in Cal’s... Read More
Cal is bigger than Dartmouth. They’re more physical, usually, and it caused
the Big Green to send two people into the breakdown much of the game to
ensure ball retention.
“That’s something we really train for a good contact team like Cal. They’re
obviously real physical, real strong in the ruck, poach, things like that,”
said Dartmouth senior Derek... Read More
The University of Arizona pulled off a slight shock in the USA 7s
Collegiate Rugby Championship, upending never-beaten Life University 19-12
to book a place in the tournament final Sunday at PPL Park in
Arizona did the job with superb team defense and an intelligent game plan
that,... Read More
Cal’s methodical dominance continued in the Cup Quarterfinals, as the
Golden Bears throttled Texas 54-5.
Texas shockingly took the lead seconds into the match, Eric Luikens
intercepted Cal’s second pass of the game for a try.
On the next restart, Cal skipped the center and went wide to the wing. Then
it was business as usual, and the... Read More
Dartmouth looked astounding in their USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship
quarterfinal match Sunday at PPL Park in Philadelphia, Pa., taking apart a
very good Wisconsin team 35-5.
Dartmouth started off in the Badger end, but couldn’t quite get it together
and struggled to break through for the try early. However, after losing the
ball,... Read More