Two Colorado-based all-star teams have joined forces this summer.
The Rocky Mountain Rebels and 5785 have begun working together, playing 15s under the 5785 moniker and 7s as the Rebels.
The partnership was set up by coaches Amy Rusert (5785) and Ethan Pougnet (Rocky Mountain).
The West Chester Turks Head Boys HS 7s team won the Surfside 7s High School Division over the weekend. West Chester defeated Downingtown, NJ Blaze, and Shanahan HS to make the final, and then defeated DMV in the championship game.
The Evolution Academy won the Blackfoot 7s this past weekend, winning the U18 select-side bracket with a team of Under 16s.
This was something of a marker for Evolution, which will be going on to the NAI 7s in Salt Lake City in August. (The NAI 7s will be live-streamed by FloRugby Here, August 4-5.)
High School Summer 7s is becoming a bigger and bigger phenomenon around the country, as players finish their 15s seasons and simply want more.
Rugby PA has a robust season underway, with the Dragons Breath 7s rounding out June.
The Evolution 7s Rugby Academy is hosting the Payette River 7s Invitational July 21-22 at the Emett Sports Complex in Emmett, Idaho.
For more on the tournament or to enter, call 208-602-2462, or email email@example.com.
The Ruck in Rock Hill is set for this weekend, with a national Middle School invitational, a girls Middle School 7s tournament, a boys HS 7s tournament, and a South Girls HS All-Star event.
The tournament has expanded markedly after the initial promotion of it as a Middle School NIT. It has since filled up with other teams looking for competition.
Below is the schedule.
DMV United won the Boys HS 7s Elite Bracket at the CRC 7s weekend, defeating the Utah Cannibals 26-14 in the final.
DMV, which draws from teams in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area (hence the name), defeated West Shore, Rhino Rugby Academy, and Greenwich in a very tough Pool A on Saturday, and then took down West Chester Turks Head 26-0 in the semis.
Cal won their 5th-straight CRC Sunday, defeating Life University 19-0 in the final.
The final day of the CRC was a test, and maybe a final exam, of how difficult a top-level 7s tournament can be. Fit and aggressive, Lindenwood expected to make the final, but in the end some execution and discipline breakdowns cost them and it was Life that won that semi.
The Collegiate Rugby Championship is an event that is supposed to say a lot about the college game, mostly because it's on NBC, but NBC also says what it wants.The results are all here, with pool standings, so have a look.
What we found out on Saturday was intriguing.
LaSalle, Malvern Prep,, Downingtown, and Salesianum lead the Boys HS Open 7s at the CRC after all four went 3-0 Friday.
Of the teams that didn't top their pools, Eagle Mountain (12-10 losers to LaSalle), and Media (20-21 losers to Downingtown) might feel they don't have far to go to overcome that deficit. Those teams, plus Union and Bishop Shanahan made the top eight.