Cal and Army came through their first games in Pool D at the 2012 USA 7s
CRC, but it wasn’t a cakewalk for either team.
Cal scored three tries to Navy’s tw0, and had to really work at it to get
there. Behind the hard-nosed running of Seamus Kelly they got close to the
line, and then Paul Bosco finished it off.
Midway through the first... Read More
Pool C opened with Oklahoma giving favored Arizona a scare, but the
Wildcats recovering to take a 33-12 win.
The Wildcats struck on their first possession, taking the ball from
Oklahoma in their own end. Craig Samoy dotted it down, fending two Oklahoma
tacklers long enough to get across the line.
Arizona again pressured off the... Read More
Dartmouth opened their Collegiate Rugby Championship account with a very
impressive 31-5 defeat of a highly-regarded Delaware team.
played precisely to their game plan, pinning Delaware in their own 22, and
waiting like a shark looking for an injured fish.
The Blue Hens started to work their pattern, but were asking a bit much of
themselves. A switch move 15 meters... Read More
Scores from the 2012 USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship
Challenger Final: Florida 20-14 Maryland
3rd Place: Cal 26-7 Life
Championship SemifinalsArizona 19-12 Life
Dartmouth 21-19 California
Life 12-5 Delaware
Dartmouth 35-5 Wisconsin
Arizona 26-5 Navy
California 54-5 Texas
Maryland 34-12 Oklahoma
Florida 31-5... Read More
Three teams ended Friday 2-0 at the High School Rugby
Challenge at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Pride (DC), West Shore
United (Pa.) and South Meck (N.C.) are undefeated and squarely atop their
Pool B, however, is deadlocked with all Malvern Prep, the New Jersey Blaze,
Gonzaga and St. Joe's Prep all at 1-1. The Saturday match-ups in that pool
see Malvern Prep take... Read More
To say Oklahoma had a rough 15s season would
be putting it lightly. The Sooners went 1-7, finished at the bottom of the
Mid-South Conference and were torched 137-0 by Life.
However, with Jon Velie coming back into the fold as 7s coach, and with
more emphasis on 7s, the Sooners are hitting their stride just in time for
the Collegiate Rugby Championship.
Oklahoma has collected... Read More
The sixteen teams set for the USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship have
named their preliminary rosters for the tournament. Some teams have listed
more than 12 players as they finalize selections.
(Note these have been updated)
2012 CRC Rosters
No... Read More
Among the rivalries and matchups at the USA 7s CRC,
there are also meetings of good friends.
Some of those athletes have solid rugby histories behind them before they
got to college, and one such group is a trio of athlete who found rugby and
football glory at Xavier HS.
Seamus Kelly is now a leader for the Cal 7s team and entering his third... Read More
The United States Naval Academy 7s team is very aware it could have done
better in the last two USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship
record is 2-6-1. That might be a function of the fact that Navy’s
straight-ahead 15s style hasn’t been conducive to 7s. Or maybe it’s just a
little bit of bad luck. After all, three of their four losses in 2011 were
by... Read More
The University of Arizona team headed to the USA 7s CRC will have two key
additions to their squad when they arrive in Philadelphia.
USA 7s player
Peter Tiberio, who remains eligible to play for the team, will round out
his Wildcat career by suiting up for them one more time. Meanwhile, Brett
Thompson is back from his internship in Ireland and ready to play also.
But that’s... Read More