The semifinals are
set, and they're what was to be expected.
Life (USA Rugby College 7s National Champions), Dartmouth (defending CRC
champions), Arizona (with the only capped Eagle in the tournament) and
venerable Cal are all still alive.
California... Read More
Delaware, unlike all three games on day one, came out of the gate hot
against Life in the first Cup Quarterfinal Sunday, but couldn't hold on, as
Life scored 12-unanswered points for the 12-7 victory.
The Blue Hens had the better intensity and focus, and it resulted in great
field position. For the better part of two minutes they repeated... Read More
The US Naval Academy is into the top eight in the USA 7s CRC after escaping
a tenacious Notre Dame squad 19-15.
looking very impressive in their victory over Army, Navy struggled to
capture that mojo in their final match of the day. Notre Dame did a far
better job of keeping the ball, and with David Harrington challenging their
tackling, and shifty Dominic Corsaro... Read More
Delaware, for the third time in three games, started off slow
against Maryland in the final round of pool play Saturday. The Blue Hens
needed a win to advance to the Cup Quarterfinals, and conceding an early
7-point deficit wasn’t the best way to get that result.
Maryland struck first, and it was the lethal Trevor Tanifum doing the
scoring, as he’d done so often on day one for... Read More
of Wisconsin carried some baggage with them into the USA 7s CRC Saturday at
First of all, no one really thought of them as a 7s powerhouse, despite the
fact they had won the Big 10.
Second, one of their best players, Ben Knight, came with the team only as a
manager, as he is injured.
Still, after tying Temple 12-12 and beating Penn State in a close... Read More
Oklahoma and NC State, both with losses on the
board, played a must-win game in the second round of Pool C play, which the
Sooners took 21-10.
Both struggled to get continuity early, and the first score didn’t come
until the fifth minute.
It was a long-range Bobby Impson individual effort. He stepped through two
defenders and took the ball more than half the field length for... Read More
If the Arizona Wildcats have learned anything, it’s to not take anything
for granted, and to make sure they don’t rely so much on one player.
Now after dispatching Texas 33-7, they are 2-0 and have actually clinched
Pool C with a game to go.
Trent Fisher knows they have a big-name player in USA national team player
Peter Tiberio, but you can rely on one guy too much.
“When... Read More
Arizona shot out
of the gate quickly against Texas. Their disciplined team play had Texas a
little wide eyed and put Jake Haebe in for a try in the first minute.
7s Eagle and All American Peter Tiberio then put his first stamp on the
event with a magnificent individual try. He sped through the Texas line
and, when caught, ducked under a tackle, dummied with his back turned to... Read More
Life, after nearly falling to Penn State in the day’s first game, found
their sea legs against Temple and beat the home team 33-7.
The Running Eagles first got on the board with a Joe Cowley try. He cut
against the grain of the Temple defense, beating an Owl to his inside
shoulder for the try.
Glen Maricelli scored shortly thereafter on a... Read More