Monmouth 7s: Showdown at the Shore VI
On Saturday, July 7th, 2018, the Monmouth Rugby Football Club will host the 2017 Monmouth 7s: Showdown at the Shore VI Tournament at Capelli Sports Complex in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Now in its sixth year, Monmouth 7s is one of the biggest showcases for rugby in New Jersey, drawing participation over 45 playing sides from throughout the Northeast. In addition to the Northeast qualifiers for the men and women, there is men’s and women’s open, a First men’s social, as well as high school boys and girls divisions. The matches kick off at 8:40 and the full schedule is available here:
Monmouth 7s matches are FREE to attend for spectators. Full details of the event are below and for more information on our club please visit our website at http://monmouthrugbyclub.com/.
Northeast Men’s & Women’s Qualifier
In the Northeast, the men will be participating in their third qualifier, and for the women, they’ll be going into their second. The men’s three qualifying spots for Nationals appear to be almost known. In the first two tournaments, the first three teams were Old Blue, Mystic River, and New York Athletic Club. With two qualifiers left, nothing can be taken for granted, but the final qualifiers may be used to determine seedings for nationals. Of interest in this tournament is the entry of the Bulldogs, who are playing this Summer in the Frontier Region. White Plains and Long Island are also competing.
The women are entering their second of three qualifiers, with New York Rugby Club and Beantown finishing first and second in the first qualifier. A similar result could have both teams earning a spot at nationals this weekend. Empire Selects and Boston will be looking to push their rivals to the end of the qualification. Albany is also competing.