Newport 7s - Newport, RI
Old Blue of New York is in quality form and it is not yet July. The team won its second consecutive qualifying event, and did so in style. After navigating to a 3-0 pool play record, Old Blue dispatched Mystic River in the Semifinal to pit itself against New York Athletic Club in the Final. NYAC was no match for Old Blue, however, and the 2014 national runner-up downed its rival, 33-5.
In the match to determine third place, Mystic River bounced back to defeat Bulldog Rugby of Connecticut.
In women's action, it was Boston Rugby that outlasted the rest of the field for a Newport 7s win. After a 15s season that saw Boston onto the National Quarterfinals, the Atlantic North side hopes to make a second consecutive appearance at Nationals after competing in Club Championships for the first time in 2015.
In other women's action, the women of Old Blue won another tournament with its first-place finish at Tri-State 7s. After a pair of Old Blue teams finished first and second at Monmouth 7s, the team again finished in the top two spots this weekend.
At Flower 7s, Uticuse Hellbenders went undefeated on their way to a tournament victory.
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