Can NY 7s Carry Banner Of Men's Elite Development?

Upright Rugby Rogues vs CODP - Boys HS

Is development of men's elite-level sevens in trouble? Some think it is.

With the growth of Major League Rugby, and as a result the absence of many of those players in the club 7s season, means that the USA Men's Sevens National Team may have to look further afield to find players.

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Not that it doesn't already do that. College teams can certainly provide that pipeline - note that a team of mostly college players won the Men's Club 7s after all - but high school is an even more obvious talent pool. Elite high school rugby is huge, and the New York 7s, along with the NAI 7s and the burgeoning NAHS 7s Series, is already producing serious national team prospects, and will continue to do so.

At the New York 7s, American and Canadian teams use the event to showcase what they can do.

Teams to watch:


The Olympic Development Program owes a great deal to the Play Rugby USA program, and in fact Play Rugby Academy just won the Rugby NY fall 7s. This is a team that produced the likes of Jon Rodriguez.

Tsunami Misfits

Winners of the 2017 HS Premier bracket, the Misfits bring two teams once again and could blow up this event once more.

Upright Rugby Rogues

After a rough 2017, Upright rebounded and edged the Misfits 22-19 in the final of the NAI 7s. That has sparked an intense intra-Canada rivalry between the two teams.

Rugby PA

Rugby Pennsylvania has one of the best-organized select-side programs in sevens, and should produce a solid squad this year.

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