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
for some familiar names in the USA 7s camp. Some players are coming off
injury, and others are on the radar. But one player who had a very
impressive start to his USA 7s team career and then disappeared -
essentially because he was injured and pursuing options elsewhere - could
Remember Nic Edwards? The wing/center was the main scorer for the team in
2009-2010,... Read More
The keys changes are these: The points system will be changed to follow the
Formula 1 car racing system. All teams will win points - not just the top
nine. This allows teams to battle for points even on the lower end of the
spectrum. It's not expected to change who wins the Series, but is expected
to give lower-ranked teams a little boost in self esteem.
In addition, the IRB Series... Read More
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