North American HS 7s
The USA South Panthers tryout scheduled for this weekend and outlined here - South Panthers Look to Vegas - has been canceled due to the high probability of thunderstorms.
The USA Rugby South Panthers select side program is holding an open tryout for the teams set to play in the Las Vegas Invitational in March.
This will be for the Boys HS Elite and Girls HS Elite 7s brackets at the LVI, and will serve as the opening round in the North American HS 7s elite-level series.
The Upright Rugby Rogues defeated the Rugby Pa All-State team to win the Boys HS Premier division of the New York 7s Saturday at Randall’s Island in New York.
It was a very good day for the Canadian teams, with Equipe Quebec taking 3rd over the Toronto Rugby Reds, and Eastern Ontario taking the Bowl over the USA Rugby Community Olympic Development Program.
What elite-level HS Boys 7s teams are playing in the New York 7s this weekend?
Here's a look at three of the top US-based teams, Eagle Impact Rugby Academy NY, Play Rugby Academy CODP, Northeast Academy - Boston, and Rugby Pa.
The New York 7s kicks off this weekend with 12 divisions of competition.
Once a go-to event on the club 7s calendar, the NY 7s is still that, but has seen the number of HS teams increase dramatically.
This year sees a HS Boys Premier and a HS Boys Open, as well as a HS Girls Premier and HS Girls Open.
It will be a busy couple of weeks for the Play Rugby USA Academy program as the Bowl Series weekend and then the New York 7s bring some serious competitive opportunities.
Play Rugby will be part of a strong contingent of HS 7s teams playing in between Bowl Series college games this weekend at Iona College. Then next week things get possibly even tougher at the New York 7s.
The USA Rugby South age-grade select side programs continue to prepare for the Barbados 7s; NAHS 7s, and the International RAN U19 fifteens, with the Atlanta Camp this Saturday, Nov. 19.
The camps will be held at 10200 Wooten Rd in Roswell, Ga. The Tiger Rugby Academy will assist.
The USA Rugby South U19 Panthers program has announced tryouts for 7s and 15s events in 2017.
The 7s program will compete in the North American HS 7s (NASH 7s) events in Las Vegas (the LVI) and the NAI 7s in Salt Lake City later in the summer. More tournaments will be added later.
The North American HS 7s will be launched this season as a series of top-flight high-school-level 7s tournaments for elite touring teams.
After the success of recent elite-level high school 7s tournaments, the idea of a series of such events is gaining interest.