North American HS 7s
The Las Vegas Invitational kicks off this week and it's a place where many select side high school teams have found room to grow, and get better.
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."
It's been a successful weekend so far in Dubai for the North American teams in the Boys International U19 bracket.
The North American Barbarians defeated the Peregrines 26-17 and then lost a close one 19-15 to the Westville Gryphons on Thursday. Still, that set them up well for a shot at the quarterfinals, with the final pool game on Friday.
The North American Lions and the North American Barbarians are getting set to play in the U19 International bracket in the Dubai 7s starting Thursday.
The North American Barbarians are the second of two North American select sides to play in the Dubai 7s Boys Premier tournament.
Heading in to the Rugby Utah 2017 Fall 7s season, one would assume that 3-time defending champion Herriman would begin the year as favorites; after all, the Mustangs are the only team to ever win the Utah Fall 7s series, and had dropped only two contests in the past three fall seasons.
USA Rugby has released its Men's DII College playoff bracket.
Here's how it looks:
For those who don't want to scroll around looking at the picture, here's the breakdown:
The Dubai 7s ancillary tournament has released its schedule for the Boys U19 bracket, which features a few players involved in the North America HS 7s Series.
The tournament will run November 30 to December 2 in Dubai, UAE, and Pool D includes the North American Lions, a team of top USA and Canadian players put together out of performances in the NAHS 7s - mostly the NAI 7s.
The EIRA Mid-Atlantic Regional Academy launches it’s 2017/2018 coaching season on October 15th at Gonzaga (in DC) with a Training Session for Coaches from 10:00am – 1:00pm followed by a Player Talent ID Clinic from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
We are pleased to announce that we are adding Girls rugby to the program this year
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.
With the NAI 7s done, the 2017 North American HS 7s Series is done, with Eagle Impact Rugby Academy and Atlantis taking the Boys and Girls series titles, respectively.
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.