One of the special aspects of the Las Vegas Invitational, presented by
Stations Casinos, is that teams can select their level of play.
For the Canadian-based Dog River Howlers, that proved especially valuable,
as program director Karl Fix was able to run his developmental and U19
teams on the pitch in different brackets, and his top side in the Elite 7s... Read More
Air Force repeated as Armed Forces Champions with a 55-7 defeat of Coast
Guard in Saturday’s final.
This was the Air Force’s 8th straight championship.
Led by captain Jeremy Allen, who played despite a torn biceps, Air Force
continued to follow their tough-minded, wide-open style of play.
Outside center Marcus Satavu scored 15 minutes in to put his side up 5-0,
and then his... Read More
Attending the Las Vegas Invitational, presented by Stations Casinos, is a
great way to get a team warmed up for the spring, but it’s more than that.
Teams that have attended the LVI in the past do so to get some warm-weather
games in during February. But there is so much more to get out of the
tournament than just a few games of rugby.
“... Read More
The first big deadline for the Las Vegas Invitational presented by Stations
Casinos is fast approaching.
Teams that reserved spots MUST confirm their registration, with entry fee,
by Nov 11, 2011.
After 11-11-11 re-reserved spots will be opened up to other teams. This
year there were a record number of pre-registered teams, 149. That... Read More
Necessary disclaimer: the same
people that sign my paycheck sign those of USA Sevens
In the press release announcing
the 15 teams invited to the third-annual Collegiate Rugby Championship,
Texas 7s coach Jacob Lieberman called the CRC the pinnacle of American
rugby. I couldn’t agree more. I truly believe it is.
USA Sevens in Las Vegas is still
the most fun... Read More
The Galaxy Touch Rugby tournament is set for this Saturday at Robb Field in
Touch photos courtesy Tim Lew,
Rod McLeod and Bryson Davis
Supported by USA Touch, the event is part of a movement to popularize touch
rugby in the USA. The tournament is open to all ages and both genders, with
co-... Read More
Fort Benning, Ga. - The US Air Force rugby team and the Coast Guard will
clash tomorrow at Fort Benning for the 2011 Armed Forces Championships
after finished #1 and #2 in the standings following Day Two of competition.
Air Force slammed Army 55-10 in their third round match, while Coast Guard
moved to 3-0 with a 25-7 defeat of the US Marine Corps. That set up a
fourth-round match... Read More
Fort Benning, Ga. - It’s the off day at the Armed Forces Championship, and
it’s a crucial day for all the teams as they take a break between
Wednesday’s two matches and Friday’s two matches.
All that culminates in Saturday’s finals.
For years the Armed Forces Championships actually ran for three days
straight. But coaches remember when Cal Head Coach Jack Clark came in to
help... Read More
Fort Benning, Ga. - Defending champions Air Force are in the driver's seat
after two impressive victories on Day One of the United States Armed Forced
The USAF's 34-0 shutout of the Marine Corps and 31-5 defeat of the United
States Navy weren't particularly surprising, given the Air Force's
domination of this competition in recent years. But what was somewhat... Read More
Stations Casinos Presents the Las Vegas Invitational is almost full in some
Men’s Elite 7s is one of the brackets filling up at the LVI (held February
10-12, 2012, and has become a backup international tournament for the USA
7s, the United States stop on the HSBC Sevens World Series circuit
Last year the Chilean national team won a... Read More