The Rugby Sevens World Cup of 2005 witnessed a showdown between sevens titans when Fiji and New Zealand squared off for the finals in Hong Kong. Fiji, RWC winners in 1997, outscored opponents 176-19 in pool play (5-0), while reigning champions New Zealand (RWC 2001 winners) generated similar pool numbers at 211-17 (5-0).
Fiji won their quarterfinal match against Argentina 22-14, and next won the... Read More
It's one month until the start of the World Rugby Sevens World Cup to be played July 20-22 in San Francisco's AT&T Park.
This represents the seventh event in this global series. The last tournament was held in Moscow in 2013. New Zealand won the gold, defeating England 33-0. The Kiwi Women beat Canada 29-12 to take gold, also. The Russian tournament was sparsely attended.
The July event will... Read More
At the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) last weekend, the Pete Dawkins Trophy was presented to newly crowned champion, Lindenwood, by General H.R. McMaster, former National Security Advisor in the current administration.
McMaster was ideally suited to give the award as he was a rugger at West Point, graduating in the Class of 1984. He has always considered rugby an excellent... Read More
Round nine of the 2017/2018 HSBC World Rugby Sevens series in London witnessed a consistent Fiji team win their fourth tournament in a row and the fifth in the past six events. Fiji defeated sevens rival South Africa 21-17 for the gold medal. Invitational side Ireland proved to be the surprise of the tournament, beating home side England 21-19 for the bronze.
The USA, after a 2-0-1 beginning,... Read More
This weekend June 5 and 6 features the London 7s at Twickenham, the ninth stop on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens circuit. Usually, London officially ends the series but this year's finale will be in Paris the weekend of June 8, 9, 10 with contests for both Women and Men.
Fiji lead South Africa 145 to 141 in the standings. The Fijians have won the last three events, and have finished first in four... Read More
In one sense, the current Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) for college sevens began in Copenhagen, Demark, during the first week of October 2009. Then, at the International Olympic Committee’s meeting, rugby’s seven-a-side version for Women and Men was approved as new sport for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (Question: What was the other sport voted in? Answer at end of article.)
The... Read More
United World Sports, the owners of the largest and most successful annual rugby events in the United States, today announced that retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster will present the Pete Dawkins Trophy to the winner of the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship.
This year’s event will again be held at Talen Energy Stadium outside Philadelphia from June 1 to the 3.
McMaster... Read More
The eighth meeting of the 2017/2018 ten-circuit HSBC Sevens tournament saw Fiji win their third consecutive gold medal, and their fourth title in the past five events. The Fijians won on the final possession against Australia 28-22 with a splendid try from speedster Alosia Naduvo who scored under the posts.
England showed some late-in-the-season spark taking their first medal of the season with a... Read More
As the July 20, 21 and 22 dates for the next 7s World Cup approaches, an event scheduled in San Francisco at AT&T Park, it’s time to remember the first World Sevens tournament held at Edinburgh, Scotland in April 1993.
This first event of a three-day format featured twenty-four teams competing in four pools, followed by an additional three games each in two more pools for a total of eight... Read More
The seventh 2017/2018 World Rugby Sevens event ended this past weekend with Fiji claiming their fourth consecutive Hong Kong title via a 24-12 victory against Kenya. The Fijians have won three out of the last four tournaments and trail leader South Africa by a mere three-points in the standings.
There are three more tournaments remaining this year; Singapore, April 28,29, London, June 2, 3 and... Read More