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.

Jesuit Wins Nailbiter Single-School Championship

Kelecki Latu Helps Save A Title

The Jesuit of Sacramento Marauders won their ninth High School National Championship in dramatic fashion as they edged Herriman Saturday in Salt Lake City.

Back Bay Rules In HS Club Championships


Back Bay put in an impressive performance in defeating Royal Irish to win the 2019 HS Club championship.

All Deadlocked In Single-School

We won’t know the match for the single-school HS National Championships because lightning has delayed one of the semifinals, but we do know the other finalist.

Brilliant Back Bay, Gutsy Royal Irish In HS Club

Brutally clinical play saw Back Bay and Royal Irish through to the Boys HS Rugby National Championships club final.

HS Single-School SF Halted By Lightning

Play has been suspended at the Boys HS Rugby National Championships due to lightning.

HS Nationals Schedule Changes

A wet field caused Regional Athletic Center officers in Salt Lake City to halt Field 2 action at the Boys HS Rugby National Championships.

Day Two Boys HS Nationals LIVE

Charlotte Tigers Open Nationals With A Win

It's Day Two if the Boys HS Rugby National Championships.

A Dramatic Day One At HS Nationals

Day One of the 2019 Boys HS Rugby National Championships had just about everything, but especially dramatic finishes and tight games.

Throwback Thursday: Japan's World Cup Moment


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This moment for the Cherry Blossoms ignited World Rugby's selection for Japan to host the 2020 World Cup. We're now just a few months away! Can Japan knock off another World Cup giant in Pool A? Which underdog country will have its moment in 2019?

Doylestown Dragons Breathing Fire

One of the hottest teams heading into this weekend’s national club quarterfinals, the Doylestown Dragons shouldn’t fly under anyone’s radar in Spartanburg, SC for their last eight showdown with Buffalo.