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
Davenport made it official with an 85-10 defeat of Michigan State,
Saturday, finishing their Midwest-East College D1AA league season 6-0 and
securing a place at the national playoffs.
The Michigan college finished with an average league game score of 67-9.
will be joined by Wisconsin, which has already clinched the Midwest-West,
and is expected t win their final match this... Read More
Dartmouth’s 40-14 defeat of Harvard in the final of the Ivy League 7s
wasn’t a foregone conclusion, but it was not a surprise, either.
The defending USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship invitational winners,
Dartmouth might have been without some of the players that made last June’s
victory happen, but they weren’t barren of talent.
“We were certainly rusty,” said Head Coach Alex... Read More
The Rochester Aardvarks defeated Pittsburgh 32-19 Saturday in the Midwest
DII Club Eastern semis, to advance to Sunday's final against Michiana.
The Ardvarks weathered some determined Pittsburgh forward attacks -
especially from their solid scrum platform, which set up a series of
tough-to-defend eightman picks. But out in the backs, Rochester held sway,
executing well and... Read More
The Bayonne Rugby Club edged Danbury 20-17 Saturday in a key Men’s DII club
match in MetNY.
Wing Mike Vogt scored two tries, center Chris Arnold added one and outside
center Kevin Dempsye slotted a key drop goal in the victory.
With the win, and Danbury getting a close-loss bonus point, they are tied
at 22 points. Meanwhile Union also won over Lansdowne, putting them, like... Read More
St. Bonaventure as good as clinched 1st place in the Empire West DI college
league with a 28-25 victory over SUNY Binghamton.
As a result of the game, Bonnies moves to 6-1, with 33 standings points.
Binghamton is second at 4-2 with 24. Binghamton has a makeup game Sunday
and then both teams play next week. If St. Bonaventure loses and Binghamton
gets bonus-point wins in the final... 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