The North American Invitational 7s completed its run of over 400 games with nine champions, and some observations from your learned editor.
The schedule fo the NAI 7s, held August 2-3 in Salt Lake City, Utah, is out.
Over 80 teams are competing in brackets from U14 to U20, with the North American HS 7s (NAHS 7s) Series part of that for both boys and girls.
Atlantis leads both NAHS series at the moment.
The North American Lions elite-level HS touring 7s program has named its coaches for 2019.
The program will send a boys team to three different tournaments: the Tournoi Des Capitales in Paris, the Dubai7s (which they won in 2018), and the Rugbytown 7s in Glendale, CO. Meanwhile, a girls team will also go to Paris.
The North American Invitational 7s tournament to be held August 2-3 in Salt Lake City still has a few openings left.
Registration will close soon.
The NAI 7s, to be held August 3-4 in Salt Lake City, UT, will have 35 Collegiate selectors coming to Utah at this point plus National Selector led by JD Stephenson.
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.
Over 60 high school 7s teams in eight brackets converge on Salt Lake City this weekend for the North American Invitational 7s.
Defending Boys Elite champions Upright Rugby Rogues are back. The Ontario-based team beat Eagle Impact Rugby Academy at the death for the title in 2016.
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 North American Invitational 7s tournament has made changes to the 2017 tournament, working with USA Rugby to level the playing field in the open divisions, and to secure both a referee training course and panel refs for tournament.
The Utah Rugby Academy has named its Boys team for the HS Elite 7s bracket at the Las Vegas Invitational.
This group includes five returning from last year's team, along with four players who moved up from last year's development team. This is the core of the Academy program that will compete for the NAHS 7s title at the NAI 7s in Salt Lake City in August.
The USA SOUTH Panther U18 girls team has been selected after an assembly this past weekend in Nashville, Tenn.