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FloRugby will be live-streaming the USA Rugby Collegiate Sevens Championships May 18-20 from Glendale, CO.

Hosted at Infinity Park in Glendale, the Championships will feature 44 teams in four brackets: Men’s D1, Women’s D1, Men’s D2, and Women’s Open.

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The Women’s Open bracket is a new bracket that features strong D2 programs, and D1 club programs. The Women’s D1 is exclusively Varsity or near-Varsity programs.

The tournament features the defending champions from the three brackets that played in 2017 - Lindenwood (both men and women), and Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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College 7s Pools:

Men D1 Pools
Pool APool B
LindenwoodCalifornia
ArkansasNotre Dame College
UtahFordham
MissouriIndiana



Pool CPool D
ArizonaKutztown
Grand CanyonAmerican International
Florida InternationalWestern Washington
NevadaWisconsin

Notes: Cal is the most interesting addition to this group because Cal has been playing in the CRC. The Bears are paired with Notre Dame College, a team that just barely lost to Kutztown, and also beat Kutztown this spring.

Kutztown could well be the favorite, but will have to get through AIC and two conference winners with a ton of talent in Wisconsin and WWU.

Arizona also has legitimate eyes on the prize, while Lindenwood might be tired after a long 15s season, but has a ton of sevens acumen (and has won nationals twice).




Women D1 Pools

Pool APool B
LindenwoodArmy
DartmouthLife
Penn StateHarvard
Central WashingtonDavenport

Notes: Lindenwood comes in sporting the newest MA Sorensen Award winner in McKenzie Hawkins, and carrying a national D1 Elite 15s title. The major stumbling block for the Lions could be fatigue. Army won the NIRA title played among varsity programs (mostly in the Northeast), but should watch out for Life - the D1 Elite finalists work best in open field.




Men D2 Pools
Pool APool BPool C
UW-WhitewaterUNC CharlotteHartford
BlommsburgNC StateNorwich
William PateronPrincipiaNorth Texas
Old DominionMontana StateSaint Louis

Whitewater pulled off the 15s-sevens double in 2016-17 and could well do it again. Few teams can match the Warhawks combination of power and pace throughout the lineup. But UNC-Charlotte kind of dominated in the South, and Norwich and Hartford were very strong in the Northeast. Teams, and depth, will produce the champions.

Do no overlook Principia.




Women D2 Pools
Pool APool B
Chico StatePrinceton
Air ForceBloomsburg
Queens U. CharlotteTexas A&M
Sam Houston StateKennesaw State

Chico State had an excellent 15s season and plays a pretty aggressive, but open, game. Princeton has a long history of good sevens, and Air Force has won in the D1 15s competition. But watch out for the new Queens University Charlotte. This is a brand-new program, but a varsity one, and head coach Katie Wurst has them playing well.





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