North American HS 7s
With some results still to be confirmed, here's how it looks in the Boys Elite 7s at the LVI.
It's early days in the Boys Elite HS 7s at the Las Vegas Invitational, but already we know some stuff.
1. Taniwha out of New Zealand is the real deal. Not huge or imposing, they are very smart and see space very well. They hammered Upright Rugby (score unconfirmed), and while the Utah Cannibals pushed them, they are currently 2-0.
The Las Vegas Invitational Boys Elite 7s is set for Friday.
Here is the Atlantis Boys Elite squad for the Las Vegas Invitational.
Tyson Lucas Allen Eagles, Texas
Alex Schlager, West Shore, Pa.
Jayden Demmy, West Shore Pa.
Mike Weir, Doylestown, Pa.
Chris Bortuzzo, Doylestown Pa.
Isaiah Poku, Cape Pirates Fla.
John Dorman Jr, South Jersey
Mike Salloum, West Chester Pa.
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.
Two All-Star organizations, USA Rugby South and the Tennessee Tri-Stars, will combine efforts to form nine teams for the Las Vegas Invitational next week.
After months of camps and events the teams are set for the LVI 7s tournaents that will begin Thursday, March 2. The South/Tri-Stars contingent will include over 100 players and a touring party of about 300.
The USA SOUTH Panther U18 girls team has been selected after an assembly this past weekend in Nashville, Tenn.
The Utah Lions Rugby Academy has been hard at work preparing for what is expected to be an incredibly tough set of elite divisions for the u18 boys and girls.
The USA South Panthers held a well-attended weekend camp Feb 4-5 with a total of 98 boys and girls looking to be selected for one of several South all-star teams to play this year.
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy will bring 36 rugby players to Las Vegas to compete in two brackets in the Las Vegas Invitational.
Two EIRA teams will compete in the Boys Elite HS bracket, while a U16 development side will be in the Boys Open.
Play Rugby USA's Community Development Program is set to put two teams - a boys team and a girls team - into the Las Vegas Invitational and the rest of the North American HS 7s elite series.