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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…

June 16, 2016 Monmouth Rugby 7s June 18th Photo: Monmouth Rugby Club – Pat Moroney Doug Coil The Monmouth Rugby Sevens, Showdown at the Shore Tournament, is being held this Saturday at Thompson Park in Lincroft, New Jersey and is the first tournament of the Northeast Sevens circuit. This is the fourth year for the tournament and is a showcase event for rugby in New Jersey and the Northeast. This 2016 edition has the added excitement this year of the return of Rugby to the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. Tournament proceeds support the Monmouth Rugby Football club which include…

June 16, 2016 Bloodfest Rugby 7s This Weekend Photo: Austin Huns Austin Huns Release: June 16, 2016 Bloodfest is right around the corner, and the Austin Huns Rugby Club is very excited to be hosting the largest rugby 7’s tournament in the Southwest once again! With over 60 teams signed up as of today, it will surely be a great, fun-filled day of rugby. The tournament will kick off at 9am at Northeast Metro Park, 15500 Sun Light Near Way in Pflugerville. The reason behind calling the tournament Bloodfest, is to help raise awareness for the Blood and Tissue Center…

June 5, 2016 Cal Wins 2016 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship & Results 2016 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Results SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016 Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pennsylvania Sunday’s Total Attendance:  12,378 Saturday’s Total Attendance:  14,846 (New One-day record for this event) Two-Day Total Attendance:  27,224 (NEW Two-Day Record for this event) Men’s Championship Quarterfinal Game #1:            UCLA 19, Penn State 12 Men’s Championship Quarterfinal Game #2:            California 24, Arkansas State 14 Men’s Championship Quarterfinal Game #3:             Arizona 17, Life 12 (OT) Men’s Championship Quarterfinal Game #4:             Kutztown 19. Dartmouth 12 Men’s Plate Quarterfinal:                                                   South Carolina 19, Saint…

June 2, 2016 Inaugural Utah 7s Rugby Championship This Saturday Photo: Rugby Utah Rugby Utah Press Release Salt Lake City, UT—Rugby Utah, the state’s sanctioned governing body for the sport, is set to host the state’s first 7s rugby state championship this Saturday, June 4th at the Regional Athletic Complex in Salt Lake City, UT. Matches kick-off at 9am MDT and culminate with the championship match set to kick at 5pm MDT. In all 8 teams will be vying for in-state bragging rights as Rugby Utah looks to showcase the newest Olympic sport of 7s rugby before the 2016 Rio…

June 1, 2016 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Philadelphia Division Pools, Matches & Rosters Doug Coil The Philadelphia Division of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship features six teams from the greater Philadelphia area, Delaware, Mount St. Mary’s, University of Pennsylvania, Rowan, Villanova and West Chester. Pool play will be on Saturday June 4th, while the Cup matches and tournament standings matches will on Sunday June 5th. It is anticipated that the winner will earn a place in the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, while the lowest seeded Philadelphia area team in the 2016 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship…

June 1, 2016 NSCRO National 7s Championship Pools & Matches at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Doug Coil The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) National Sevens Championship is being held in conjunction with the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. Penn Mutual has been an avid supporter of this organization. There are 8 Qualifier 7s tournaments leading to the 2016 National Small College Rugby 7s Championship. NSCRO prefers that 8 or more NSCRO teams enter the Qualifier Bracket with 6 teams being the minimum requirement in order for the winner to qualify for the NSCRO National 7s Championship. With…

June 1, 2016 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Women’s Sevens Pools & Schedule Pools A: Delaware, NSCRO Select, Penn State, Rutgers B: Life, Michigan, Notre Dame, Temple C: Bloomsburg, Boston, Navy, Princeton D: Arizona, Kutztown, Lindenwood, Ohio State Women’s 7s Schedule Friday, June 3 Pool Play  – fields adjacent to Talen Energy Stadium Academy Field 1: Pools A & C Academy Field 2: Pools B & D 10:40 a.m. Penn State vs. NSCRO Select (A) 11:00 a.m. Rutgers vs. Delaware (A) 11:20 a.m. Navy vs. Princeton (C) 11:20 a.m. Life vs. Michigan (B) 11:40 a.m. Temple vs. Notre Dame (B)…

May 31, 2016 NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side Announced National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Press Release The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) – powered by Penn Mutual The National Small College Rugby Organization is proud to announce the selections for the first NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side. The fourteen player squad is comprised of seven players who competed in the NSCRO 7’s National Championships and seven players selected through the player recommendation process. Player    School Megan Ahnen    Michigan Tech Chip Bell    Tiffin University Nikki Ciccarelli    Mount St Mary’s University Sharae Frazier    Neumann University Teagan Hill-Norby    Northwestern…

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