Young 7s Player of the Month
Zac Tavenner is our Young Sevens Player Of The Month for a special reason.
Really, it's about what you need in a sevens player. Tavenner is quick, elusive, powerful, intelligent, and works hard. He covers almost all the bases. The one base he doesn't cover? Height. He's about 5-7, but that's not a detriment for the Cal wing.
The Ramblin' Jesters finally get one of their own on these pages.
The touring side, which draws mostly from players in the UK but also from elsewhere, made the final of the RugbyTown 7s late in August, and did so with some UCLA talent on board.
One of the exciting things to see in a young rugby player is initiative - when a player doesn't wait for his chance, but takes it.
That is Tomas Gallo.
The former Okapi Wanderers player, who played in the All American system, is still searching for opportunities.
GoffRugby Report brought Deion Mikesell to fans' attention three years ago when he was still in high school.
The special think about Mikesell was that he had played 7s almost exclusively as he had learned his rugby in the Iowa HS league, which is a 7s league.
Seamus Brennan is an exciting young talent out of Clayton in North Carolina, and our Ramlbin' Jesters Young 7s Player Of The Month for March, 2018.
Don't you just love speed?
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.
It's often the same story; if you're talking about Eagle Impact Rugby Academy 7s, or the North American Lions, or St. Edward, or, as time goes on, University of Arizona, it's the same quote "Jack Bradfield was amazing on restarts."
Gabe Ruflin seems to pop up everywhere someone’s winning a 7s tournament.
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.
Speeding down the sidelines to win 7s games for Lindenwood, Cristian Rodriguez is one of several talented young rugby players for the Lions who helped the St. Charles, Mo. outfit win their 2nd USA Rugby 7s College Championships in the last three years.
It's easy to miss the fact that in their own 7s tournament last week, Kutztown not only won, they beat AIC 33-12.
Kutztown, it seems, might be poised to make some noise this spring, and they are big, powerful, skilled, and experienced. KU has a lot of talent, and one you might want to keep an eye on is freshman Dmontae Noble.
Patrick Madden was the MVP for the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy U18 team that won the Boys Elite 7s at the Las Vegas Invitational over Taniwha of New Zealand.
A HS All American and now playing for the San Diego Aztec Warriors, Madden is a flyhalf or center who reads the game supremely well, and one who scored a try in the LVI final.