The adjustment of the HSBC Sevens World Series seeding process is a welcome
development for teams and coaches.
The previous seeding system, which alternated between seeding teams based
on the current World Series standings and seeding teams based on their last
two tournament finishes, was not popular among many teams as it often
locked teams into the same pools or similar pools... Read More
The University of Colorado women's team defeated New Mexico 31-22 to clinch
second in the Pacific Mountain women's DI college league.
Women's Cougar Rugby (BYU) had already clinched 1st with a series of
dominating victories - they averaged 59 points a game and did not give up a
point - but Colorado still had plenty to play for.
With the victory CU confirmed an automatic bid to... Read More
Chris Wyles returned to a starting position for Saracens this past weekend,
lining up at wing and leading the team with 50 meters gained on the run.
Wyles helped Saracens to a 23-10 win over Sale in Aviva Premiership play.
USA lock Hayden Smith came off the bench.
Also in the Premiership, Samu Manoa came off the bench to make four tackles
in Northampton’s 24-13 win over Wasps... 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
BYU has declined an invitation to the inaugural USA Rugby college 7s
national championship, despite winning an automatic bid at Mountain 7s last
month in Glendale, Colo., say sources close to the situation. We reported
rumors the Cougars may turn down a bid if they should qualify several weeks
ago, and those rumors, sources say, have come to fruition.
BYU head coach David Smyth... Read More
It’s slow going starting the South DI league season, but no one is
complaining – at least there is a season.
Coming off an opening 31-29 loss to New Orleans, the Atlanta Renegades
hosted Charlotte in their second league game of the season.
Charlotte had the better of the game early as Atlanta, which hasn’t been
able to practice much together, fell off tackles and in general... Read More
The USA 7s team has called for warmup tournaments for some time. It seems
they’ve found it, sort of.
A small number of USA players who didn’t make the Pan-Am squad last week
went instead to Sri Lanka for the Carlton Super 7s, an event that matches
squads of Sri Lankan players with a foreign players to augment the
After the Pan-Am Games was over, several more USA... Read More
Young, experienced or wily veteran, the Banshees
are working well together. Dropkick Photos.
Staying home while other teams play can be a good thing, at least it is for
the Eastside Banshees.
The Minnesota club won their Midwest DII playoff game quite handily over
Wisconsin 37-15 on Saturday.
The match between the two... Read More
The American Rugby Management Group is launching a college recruitment and
combine program and has started reaching out to college coaches to start a
program matching enthusiastic high school rugby players with colleges with
good rugby programs.
Coaches Recruitment and Combine Program (CRCP) is set up to allow all
colleges in the United States to participate, free, at any and... Read More
After a two-game weekend for the top teams, the MetNY DII club league
managed to finish its season.
Montauk had 1st place sewn up, and because of that a bye to the
Northeast semifinals. Nut the other two playoff spots were still wide open
going into Sunday’s play.
After Bayonne edged Danbury 20-17 on Saturday and Union beat Lansdowne,
Bayonne, Danbury and Union were all tied... Read More