The Northeast Academy held it's largest & most comprehensive camp on June 11th & 12th in Saratoga Springs, NY! Maccabiah USA, EMPIRE CUP and CODP, USA Rugby, Collegiate All-Americans, Women's National & HS coaches and representatives were present. In all 133 athletes and over 45 coaches & staff combined on the day!
June 21, 2016
- Jackie Finlan
Stroughter is one of several Old Blue players doubling up with the Northeast Academy this summer.
In its short existence, Old Blue has experienced a little bit of triumph, a little bit of heartache. In its debut year, Old Blue advanced to 2014 club 7s final, but in its sophomore year, the New York City team's run ended at the Northeast semifinals. Year three is marked by returners eager to eradicate the sting of 2015, and they're complimented by a surging roster and ample, internal competition.
When Old Blue coach Gary Heavner rejoined his team, he and the staff were pleased to see that players were already 7s fit. That advantage played out during last weekend's Monmouth 7s, the first Empire Downstate qualifier, in which Old Blue entered two sides. Both teams advanced to the final for a one-two finish. New York finished third, followed by host Monmouth, Village Lions and Brooklyn.
June 20, 2016 - by djcoilrugby
The Monmouth Sevens, Showdown at the Shore Tournament,was held this past Saturday at Thompson Park in Lincroft, New Jersey and is the first tournament of the Northeast Sevens circuit. This was the fourth year for the tournament and is a showcase event for rugby in New Jersey and the Northeast.
In addition to the Northeast Sevens Men’s Qualifier bracket, there were several other brackets for the Empire GU Rugby Summer 7s Series. The brackets are listed below.
Men’s Elite/NRU 7s Qualifier
Women’s Elite/NRU 7s Qualifier
Men’s Open/Empire GU 7s Series
Women’s Open/Empire GU 7s Series
High School Boys Open/Empire GU 7s Series
High School Girls Open/Empire GU 7s Series
Northeast Sevens Men’s Championship Series
The Northeast Sevens Men’s Championship Series will consist of four tournaments. Each team will compete for a chance to represent the Northeast competitive region at the USA Rugby 7’s National Championships. The Overall winner of the series will be determined by the team with the most series points. The Top two teams will represent the Northeast at the USA Rugby 7’s National Championships August 13-14.
The four men’s qualifier tournaments are
Points will be awarded at each NSCS 7s Series tournament as follows:
Cup Winner (1st place): 22 points
Cup Runner-up (2nd place): 19 points
Plate Winner (3rd place): 17 points
Plate Runner-up (4th place): 15 points
Bowl Winner (5th place): 13 points
Bowl Runner-up (6th place): 12 point
Shield Winner (7th place): 10 points
Shield Runner-up (8th place): 8 point
Additional points will be awarded for attendance:
Additional points will be awarded for attendance. For each tournament, four (4) points will be awarded automatically when a team checks in on-site. Teams that appear at all of the tournaments will receive an additional four (4) points
Teams: CT Bulldogs, Long Island, Mystic River, NYAC, Old Blue A & B, Village Lions and White Plains
In the Monmouth 7s Men’s Qualifier, Old Blue A won the tournament 29-14 over Mystic River. The CT Bulldogs beat NYAC for 3rd. In the Semi-finals Old Blue A won 19-5 over NYAC. In the other semi-final, Mystic River won 31-15 over the CT Bulldogs.
Northeast Sevens Women’s Rugby
For the second straight year, the top Women’s Clubs from the NERFU Series & EMPIRE Series tournaments will meet in Saratoga Springs on July 16th for the Northeast Sevens Championships. The top two teams will advance to Nationals on August 13-14.
The NERFU series will be comprised of 3 nominated tournaments with points being awarded for both participation and a Top 4 finish. At the conclusion of the 3rd tournament a NERFU Champion will be crowned, awarded to the team with the highest points earned.
Teams will not be mandated to compete in all 3 tournaments, however, bonus points will be awarded to those teams that do. In addition, each tournament will continue to crown winners as usual, independent of the series.
The three women’s NERFU qualifier tournaments are
Five regions open qualifications for Club 7s Nationals
June 17, 2016
Brian Achenbach | Travis Prior
LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Five qualifying events are set for June 18 as teams make their initial push towards a place in the 2016 USA Rugby Club 7s National Championships, to be held August 13-14.
In the Midwest, the western half of the division gets its first crack in sevens at the Madtown 7s in Madison, Wisc. In the Southern Competitive Region, both the Florida and True South Division get underway at Fiji 7s and NOLA 7s, respectively.
Some of the very best teams on the east coast, and in the country, fill out a must-see men's field at Atlantic North's first qualifier Monmouth 7s. At OMBAC 7s in San Diego the field is equally strong, boasting three Pacific Rugby Premiership teams - including the reigning two-time champion Glendale Raptors.