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Ramblin' Jesters Young 7s Player of the Month - Jesse Capriotti

    

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Ramblin' Jesters Young 7s Player of the Month - Jesse Capriotti

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Out of relative obscurity, Jesse Capriotti has emerged as a true 7s talent.

The Doylestown HS back was somewhat overshadowed this year by Mike Weir and Brian Stella, but he blossomed at the NAI 7s this month.

 

The Ramblin’ Jesters is an elite invitational sevens team in the grand tradition of the Barbarians and other compilation teams, operating out of London in the UK.  

This year they won the Rosslyn Park Floodlit 7s (beating London Irish and five-time winners Harlequins en-route to the final). The Jesters also won the Rugby Rocks Festival in London and the Copenhagen 7s in Denmark. 

In addition, the team also finished runner-up tp the German national team in the Nancy 7s tournament in France, and, on their first trip to the USA, took third place in the Serevi RugbyTown 7s in Glendale Colo., finishing 6-1, and losing only to the eventualy winners, Denver.

The Ramblin’ Jesters are keen to grow their US activity and connections and create opportunities for players on both sides of the Atlantic to play rugby to an elite level.  One demonstration of this initiative was that last week the Jesters had a squad of 13 players in Glendale, of which seve were US-based college players, all under the age of 21. Those players mixed with players from overseas for a unique playing experience.

The Ramblin’ Jesters are pleased to sponsor this Goff Rugby Report USA Young Sevens Player of the Month Award.

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Capriotti’s NAI 7s tournament included a three-try game for Atlantis against the Canadian Misfits, including the game-winner from 85 meters out with no time left. It also included another last-second win, and a try in a very close final.

 

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“I hadn’t played any 7s before I started with Atlantis,” said Capriotti. “I love it. There’s more space. I really enjoy playing with Atlantis, and I’ve learned a lot.”

 

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And it seems 7s agrees with the young athlete. He is very talented, and maybe not huge, but in 7s his size is less of a factor. Certainly he knows the way to the tryline, and is clutch, at that.

 

Jesse Capriotti of Doylestown and Atlantis is our Ramblin' Jesters Young 7s Player of the Month

 

 

For more on the Ramblin' Jesters, see here.