The North American Invitational 7s completed its run of over 400 games with nine champions, and some observations from your learned editor.
The Fairfiield Rugby Club HS team Won the New Haven 7s last week, going 4-0-1 and beating Greenwich HS in the final.
Fairfield won their pool by tying Greenwich 2 and beating MidState and Aspetuck. In the other pool, Greenwich 1 beat Fairfield 2, New York, and Staples.
The Pan-Am Games rugby competition kicks off Friday in Lima, Peru with both the women's and men's events logging one pool game on the first day.
The schedule is as follows:
Game times are local time (same as Central Time)
9:50AM: Colombia vs Argentina Women
10:15AM: USA vs Trinidad & Tobago Women
10:40AM: Brazil vs Peru Women
The Mount Rugby High School High Performance Academy returned to action this past weekend at the Surfside 7s Tournament in Stone Harbor, NJ. The team looked to continue their strong summer campaign after a 2nd place finish at Collegiate Rugby Championships in the high school division.
The Woodlands HS program won the Hell or High Water 7s boys high school bracket over the weekend.
Woodlands went 5-0, never allowing more than two tries and never scoring fewer than four.
Woodlands 35 Cy Fair 12
Tries: Orrin Bizer 3, Mattox King 2
Woodlands 24 West Houston 10
Tries: Mattox King 2, Landon Smith, Orrin Bizer
Two USA HS All American sevens squads are getting ready to face off against two Canadian teams over the next two days in a Can-Am Series.
It will be Canada White vs USA Stars, and Canada Red vs USA Stripes and then on Friday the Stars will play the Stripes before playing the Canadian opponent they haven't met yet.
The top two teams will then meet in the final.
The Woodlands Boys HS team won the Boy's High School Elite Division at Bloodfest in the Austin, TX area over the weekend; the win was notable in part because Woodlands was the only non-select-side in the bracket, and took home the trophy regardless.
This follows on the Woodlands sweeping two previous 7s tournaments, making this the third tournament win this summer.
The Dragon's Breath 7s tournament was held this past weekend in Doylestown, PA, welcoming 40 teams from six states in six HS and youth brack
Rugby Maryland took the first tournament of the HS summer 7s season in the Mid-Atlantic, defeating West Carroll in an extremely tight final.
Comprised of players from teams that didn't field their own sevens squads, RM demonstrated solid passing and aggressive pressure defense all day.
Who has qualified for the USA Rugby Collegiate 7s Championships?
The Southern Rugby Conference finished up its 7s series this Saturday at UNC-Charlotte.
Charlotte is the top-seeded team, with Furman heading up Pool B in a tight competition. Those two are favored, but Wake Forest and Appalachian State are looking to surprise.
The winner will go on to the national men's D2 college 7s championships in Tucson, Arizona May 24-26.
The Washington Loggers boys U18 rep-side team won the Vancouver 7s Invitational, preceding the HSBC World Series 7s in Vancouver, BC Canada.