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July 25, 2016 Austin Huns Win RRRC 7s Title & Trip to Nationals Photo: Norma Salinas Photography Austin Huns Release: Thierry Daupin Austin, TX (July 25, 2016). – The Red River Rugby Conference (RRRC) concluded its final 2016 National 7s qualifier play this past weekend. The Austin Huns were deemed conference champions after securing conference points through the 3-tournament series. This championship qualifies the Austin Huns for the USA Rugby National Championships in Denver August 13-14, 2016 and it is the first time the club has qualified in its 44-year history. The Austin Huns and Little Rock Stormers began the…

July 25, 2016 Glendale Raptors Win Pioneer 7s; Kansas City Blues Qualify for Nationals Photo: Rugby Utah Rugby Utah Release: Kimball Kjar Salt Lake City, UT—The Pioneer 7s Rugby Tournament finished with two champions as the Glendale Raptors took home the Qualifier Division while Humless 7s notched another Open Division title. Also notching a victory on the day were the Kansas City Blues who claimed a berth to the USA Rugby Club 7s National Championships. A full two-days of rugby 7s saw 20 teams compete in their respective divisions while over 100 kids attended a youth clinic on Friday to…

July 22, 2016 San Francisco Golden Gate 7s Photo: SFGG Rugby Doug Coil On Saturday the San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Club hosts the SFGG Sevens. The Men’s Division will consist of Life West Gladiators and Olympic Club, as well as the Pelican North and Pelicans South. This is a perfect tournament to get ready for the Pacific North tournament on July 3oth. The Pacific North tournament will feature the top teams from the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. The Seattle Saracens, winners of the past three Club 7s National Championships are likely to finish in the top two at…

July 22, 2016 Santa Monica Rugby 7s Photo: Santa Monica Rugby Club Doug Coil The Santa Monica Rugby Club Sevens will be held this Saturday at Drollinger Field at Loyola Marymount University. Two clubs from the Southern California Region will qualify for the USA Rugby Club Sevens Nationals at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado on August 13-14, 2016. Belmont Shore has already qualified for USA Club Rugby Sevens Nationals. Santa Monica holds a narrow 3 point lead over OMBAC, who won the Sun Splash 7s, for the second spot heading into this final tournament. With the top…

July 22, 2016 Richmond Hosts Mid-Atlantic Rugby 7s Finals Photo: Richmond Lions Rugby Doug Coil The Monk Vaughn Rugby Sevens Qualifier is being held this weekend at Dorey Park in Richmond, Virginia. This is the last Mid-Atlantic Rugby Men’s and Women’s Rugby Qualifier. The Men have a three club race for the two spots for the USA Rugby National Sevens being held on August 13-14, 2016 at Dicks Sports Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado. Schuylkill River is in first place with 59.5 points, Northern Virginia is in second with 55 and Rocky Gorge has 52. The Other teams from…

July 22, 2016 Charlotte Hosts South Conference Rugby 7s Championships Photo: Charlotte Rugby Club Doug Coil Charlotte Rugby Club will host the 2016 Southern Conference Rugby Sevens Championship this Saturday, July 23rd at Skillbeck Athletic Grounds at 2911 Bellhaven Circle. The top two men’s teams and the winner of the women’s will advance to the USA Rugby Club 7’s National Championships held in Denver, Colorado August 13-14 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Alex Solomon, USA Rugby, reviewed the weekend rugby sevens qualifiers and indicated that “The women of Orlando Rugby have been unstoppable playing out of the Florida Division in…

July 22, 2016 Red River Rugby Conference Qualifier 3 at Austin Huns Photo: Norma Salinas Photography Doug Coil The Red River Rugby Conference is holding its third rugby sevens qualifier this weekend at Nixon Lane in Austin, Texas. The tournament is being hosted by the Austin Huns. Upon the conclusion of the tournament the top two men’s and women’s rugby teams in the standings will advance to Nationals on August 13-14, 2016. Wendy Young from the Texas Rugby Union explains that the “men’s competition is all tied up with the Austin Huns and Little Rock at the top. The Reds…

July 22, 2016 Rock Hard 7s – Midwest Rugby Union East Qualifier Photo: Rock Hard 7s – Grand Rapids RFC Doug Coil The Qualifiers are almost over. This weekend, the Rock Hard Sevens is being held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In the Midwest Rugby Union East Region, the 1823 Sevens are the top seed, while the Cincinnati Wolfhounds and the Cleveland Crusaders are battling for the second seed. The Midwest Rugby Union Championship is next weekend. The women still have six contenders in the 1823 Sevens, Youngbloodz, Chicago Griffins, Grand Rapids, Chicago Lions and Cincinnati. https://djcoilrugby.com/

July 22, 2016 Pioneer 7s – Last Frontier 7s Qualifier Photo: Rugby Utah Rugby Utah Release: Kimball Kjar Salt Lake City, UT—Rugby Utah’s state-based elite representative 7s team, the National Development Academy (NDA), supported by GoPlay Sports Tours, will play in the final Frontier Region 7s Qualifier, the Pioneer 7s Tournament, hosted this weekend in Salt Lake City, UT at the SLC Regional Athletic Complex. With the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics set to host rugby for the first time since 1924 Pioneer 7s organizers are excited to showcase Utah’s rugby community and the newest Olympic sport in such a…

July 9, 2016 Stars Rugby 7s: Cape Fear 7s Recap & Stampede 7s Preview/Rosters Stars 7s Release: Liz Entwhistle Stars Rugby 7s has embarked on back-to-back July tours making their debut at Cape Fear 7s last weekend in Wilmington, NC and returning to Stampede 7s in Calgary for the third year in a row this weekend. The team has entered developmental men’s & women’s squads in each tournament to prepare for August’s Elite tour to Serevi Rugbytown 7s for the men and October’s Elite women’s tour to Byron Bay 7s & Central Coast 7s. The teams return a number of…

July 7, 2016 Rugby Utah Sends Four to Tiger Rugby & Names Squad for Heartland 7s Qualifier Rugby Utah Release: Kimball Kjar Salt Lake City, UT—Rugby Utah’s state-based elite representative 7s team, the National Development Academy (NDA), which is a USA Rugby-sanctioned NDA program, will continue building the elite level pathways as the NDA will send four members to play with Tiger Rugby while the rest of the NDA team will travel to Kansas City for the Heartland 7s qualifier. Tiger Rugby, another USA Rugby-sanctioned NDA, is one of the country’s most seasoned and elite 7s rugby select teams. Having…

June 28, 2016 Austin Huns Rugby Club win First National 7s Qualifier Photo: Norma Salinas Photography Austin Huns Release: Thierry Daupin Austin, TX (June 26, 2016). The Austin Huns Rugby Club win the championship in the first of three national 7s qualifiers, beating the host team, Little Rock Rugby in the final. Sevens season is here. The road to a national championship has begun, and teams all around the country are playing in competitive tournaments hoping to earn their bid to the tournament. The Red River Rugby Conference boasts a large amount of talent, and this year’s pool play has…

June 20, 2016 Austin Huns Rugby Club Win Premier Bloodfest 7s Final Austin Huns Release: Austin, TX (June 20, 2016). The Austin Huns Rugby Club takes first in the elite Bloodfest tournament bracket, beating The Dallas Reds 36-31. The Austin Huns met The Dallas Reds in the premier cup final, it was sure to be an epic battle, with both teams fielding incredible athletes. Each side found opportunities to score, and the game was within 5 points for the majority of time. With about 3 minutes left to play The Huns were down by 11 points. Kyle Breytenbach was instrumental in…

June 20, 2016 Monmouth 7s: Northeast 7s Qualifier & Interviews With Coaches Photo: Monmouth Rugby Club – Pat Moroney Doug Coil The Monmouth Sevens, Showdown at the Shore Tournament,was held this past Saturday at Thompson Park in Lincroft, New Jersey and is the first tournament of the Northeast Sevens circuit. This was the fourth year for the tournament and is a showcase event for rugby in New Jersey and the Northeast. In addition to the Northeast Sevens Men’s Qualifier bracket, there were several other brackets for the Empire GU Rugby Summer 7s Series. The brackets are listed below. Brackets: ­Men’s…

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