The qualification season for the inaugural USA Rugby college 7s national
championship is half way over, with seven of the automatic bids already
earned. Seven more will be doled out over the course of the next three
weekends. That leaves 10 at-large bids to be granted by the college
competitions committee, which will be advised by Eagles 7s coach Al
Caravelli and a stable of scouts... Read More
Don't call it the Pac 12 7s. The Pacific
Coast 7s will feature most of the programs from the current Pac 12, but as
yet no one can officially use that name for this weekend's
Still, the event looks set to provide plenty of drama as an automatic
qualifier for the USA Rugby Collegiate 7s National Championships.
Ten of the 12 schools from the Pac 12 will be at Stanford... Read More
USA 7s team is going through a series of three-a-days this week to get used
to the demands of the Pan-Am games October 29-30.
Not lost on the players is the importance of this tournament. It is the
first venture for American rugby into the chilly waters of the Olympics.
And this could be a crucial first step. Coming away with a medal is
basically expected, but won’t be a... Read More
Well all the talk is of THAT red
I got a letter from one ready
complaining about the sissification of the sport. Refs weighed in –
I am on a referee discussion group and if you ever want to see a
regular stream of invective about incompetent referees, check out
what refs have to say. They... Read More
There were three high-profile friendlies Saturday – a rivalry game and two
inter-conference preseason duels.
The rivalry match saw Florida travel to Tallahassee and down Florida State.
The final score, 28-5 in favor of the Gators, isn’t indicative of the
closeness of the game, as the Seminoles led 5-3 at halftime.
“We had a lot of penalties. It was such a competitive game, the... Read More
Cal poly hosted a 7s
tournament Saturday, in which several teams prepping for one of two
national qualifiers competed. St. Mary’s, who is set to host California 7s,
a qualifier Oct. 29-30 in Moraga, Calif., downed the host Mustangs 29-28 in
The Gaels went 4-0 on the day, beating UCLA, who will compete at Pacific 7s
(Pac-12) Oct. 22 in Palo Alto, Calif., in one... Read More
Voldemort vaulted to the front of the class in the RUGBYMag.com's Rugby
He (or she) did this by getting the closest pick in the France v Wales
semifinal, a game most contestants had picked for Wales. And Voldemort was
also right on New Zealand.
Closest with the NZ v. Aus semi was scrumtrixie, but a rough quarterfinal
round kept scrumtrixie tied for 3rd.
Our top... Read More
It was a matchup of two teams that took two different roads to get to the
Plate Final of the Northwest Collegiate Rugby Championships. The University
of Idaho was taking a winning record and momentum into the game, while the
University of Washington was just the opposite. This time, however, the
Huskies prevailed in convincing fashion 33-12.
“Our team started slow, but neither... Read More
Paced by the speed of All American Tim Stanfill and with power up front and
outstanding teamwork, Central Washington defeated all-comers to take their
second-straight Northwest Collegiate Rugby 7s Championships Sunday at
Memorial Stadium in Seattle.
under the shadow of the Space Needle (one of the most elegant-looking
buildings in the USA), and next to the huge Experience... Read More
USA Rugby's Men's College Competition Committee members have voiced their
anger publicly over foot-dragging by the USA Rugby Board regarding the
format, location, coverage and other details of the new USA Rugby
Collegiate 7s Championships.
In an interview with RUGBYMag.com, Committee-member Craig Brown, speaking
with the blessing of other members, said the Committee is frustrated... Read More