North American HS 7s
The North American Lions took home the Boys International U19 championship at the Dubai 7s over the weekend.
The NA Lions for short, is an Elite Invitational team created by four core academy programs in North America: EIRA, Atlantis, Upright Rugby, and Utah Rugby Academy, with players coming from primarily those four teams.
The North American Lions U19 select team will face the North American Barbarians in the semifinals of the Dubai 7s International U19 Men’s competition.
The New York 7s provides a unique opportunity in the fall and winter to see elite-level HS 7s rugby.
Certainly the LVI is another chance (so maybe unique is too strong a word), but there are so few tournaments where top-of-the-line HS teams from the United States and Canada can face off.
Play Rugby USA Academy won the Rugby NY Varsity boys 7s this fall, with Pelham taking 2nd.
It was a superb effort from a Play Rugby team that has really started to blossom, not only winning games but starting to put players in contention for national age-grade team honors.
Keio/FASNY took 3rd.
In the JV bracket, Pelham won out over Keio/FASNY.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Rugby athlete Alex Cleary (Ferndale, Washington) was selected as Team USA's flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, which runs from Oct. 6-18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the United States Olympic Committee announced today.
Atlantis is holding a High Performance Camp in preparation for selections for the NAHS 7s Series.
The next camp will be September 30 in Wilmington, DE.
The program is looking for Boys and Girls HS players who are interested at playing at the highest level.
The Utah Lions U16 team took 3rd at the Paris World Games in June.
The Lions ended pool play 3-1 with defeats over local team CD41 (21-5), AAS Sarcelles (57-0), and Sri Lanka (51-0), while losing 29-0 to French Academy Paris SUD.
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.
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Tropical 7s has announced a partnership with the prestigious NAHS7s series to become a stop on its annual elite youth rugby championship beginning in 2019. North America’s top elite youth teams for both boys and girls are now set to enter and compete in the Tropical 7s U18 Elite Division as part of the series.
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.
LAFAYETTE, CO. - Brendan Keane has been appointed as the new Director for the USA Rugby Boys High School All-American XVs, the organization announced today.
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.