Editor's Note: These rankings are for the teams that are estimated to participate. Until a team enrolls or participates, inclusion of teams is speculative.
Date: August 12-13, 2017
Location: National Sports Center, Blaine, Minnesota
Men's Final Standings
1. Rugby Utah Selects
2. Denver Barbarians
3. Washington Athletic
4. Belmont Shore Rugby
5. Old Blue of New York
6. Bulldog Rugby
7. Chicago Lions
8. Life West Gladiators
9. Dallas Rugby
10. Metropolis Rugby
11. Santa Monica Dolphins
12. Optimus Rugby
13. Charlotte Rugby
14. Beltway Elite
15. Schuylkill River Exiles
16. Austin Huns
Women's Final Standings
1. Seattle Atavus
2. San Diego Surfers
3. Life West Gladiatrix
4. Scion Sirens
5. New York Rugby
6. American Rugby Pro Training Center
7. Chicago Lions
8. Northern Virginia Rugby
9. Glendale Merlins
10. Orlando Rugby
11. Beantown Rugby
12. Austin Valkyries
13. Minneapolis Rugby
14. Atlanta Harlequins
15. Philadelphia Rugby
16. Tempe Ninjas
The women’s bracket initiates Nationals Saturday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. CT, and concludes Sunday, Aug. 13 in the Women’s Cup Final at 4:05 p.m. CT. All 96 matches from the 2017 Club 7s National Championship will air on The Rugby Channel.
LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Sixteen of the very best women's sevens teams in the country will descend upon the pitches of the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn. Aug. 12-13 to compete for the 2017 USA Rugby Emirates Airlines Club 7s National Championship. This summer's tournament field includes three previous National Champions (American Rugby Pro Training Center, San Diego Surfers and Scion Sirens), and two squads making their very first championship appearance (Atavus Academy and Minneapolis Rugby).
The women's bracket initiates Nationals Saturday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. CT, and concludes Sunday, Aug. 13 in the Women's Cup Final at 4:05 p.m. CT. All 96 matches from the 2017 Club 7s National Championship will air on The Rugby Channel - 86 of the games to be broadcast live, while 10 matches from Sunday, Aug. 13's Shield and Plate competitions will be available for re-air on The Rugby Channel.
Scion Sirens, Life West Gladiatrix, Glendale Merlins and Tempe Ninjas
Reigning Club 7s National Champions the Scion Sirens headline Pool A in Minneapolis. After winning each of the four Mid-Atlantic qualifying tournaments, Scion is coming into Nationals in excellent form. Still, the Sirens might not be the same dominant force that won all six of its games at the 2016 National Championship. Five players from last year's Cup-hoisting squad are with the Eagles in Ireland competing in the Women's Rugby World Cup. Fortunately for Scion, 2016 Club 7s MVP Kiki Morgan will be lacing up her boots at Nationals with the Sirens again.
The Aug. 12-13 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championship will be competed at the National Sports Center just outside of Minneapolis. Every match at the 2017 Club 7s National Championship will air live on The Rugby Channel.
LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Six more teams have qualified for the Aug. 12-13 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championship following an important weekend of qualifying events held across the country. The total number of teams booked for the 2017 Club 7s National Championship in Minneapolis, Minn., is up to nine with the previous qualifications of American Rugby Pro Training Center, the Austin Valkyries, and Rugby Utah.
The four representatives from the Atlantic North were determined as Bulldog Rugby and Old Blue rose above a very difficult regional competition to qualify for Nationals on the men's side, while Beantown and New York Rugby emerged from the women's sevens series.
Mystic River appeared well on its way to a third consecutive appearance at the Club 7s National Championship after taking first place at Newport 7s in June. However, Bulldog Rugby won the Atlantic North tournament last week in New York to put itself in a more favorable position to qualify heading into the Saturday, July 15, Saratoga 7s.
31 out of this year's 47 qualifying tournaments are now complete, and the 2017 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championship field is starting to come into picture. As of July 8, three teams have already officially qualified, and another handful are more or less de facto qualified by their performance thus far.
Like the Atlantic North Region, the Red River has seen three different teams take first place over the region’s first three men’s qualifying events.
LAFAYETTE, Colo. - The busiest weekend of the summer of qualifying events for the Aug. 12-13 USA Rugby Club Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championship saw certain clubs distance themselves from the pack thanks to first-place finishes Saturday, July 8, while other regional competitions tightened as a number of teams picked up their first tournament victories of the summer.
A trio of teams, meanwhile, became the first of 32 sides to qualify for the 2017 Club 7s National Championship in Minneapolis, Minn. 2015 National Championship winner American Rugby Pro Training Center claimed the Red River's No. 1 seed to Nationals, and the Austin Valkyries punched their ticket as the region's second squad. On the men's front, reigning National Champion Rugby Utah has earned the right to defend its title after winning a second tournament in the Frontier Region.
Busiest weekend of the summer sees 20 teams win at 12 qualifiers, and 3 teams officially punch their tickets to Minnesota
LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Four teams from the Atlantic North can begin to make travel plans for Denver after qualifying for the 2016 USA Rugby Club 7s National Championships at Dick's Sporting Good Park. Outside of the Atlantic North, teams like the Oklahoma Elite, Old Mission Beach Athletic Club and Schuylkill River did their part to improve their chances at a berth to Nationals.
Saratoga 7s - Saratoga, NY
It was New York Athletic Club's day in the sun in Saratoga over the weekend, but it has been the summer of Old Blue in the Atlantic North. The men of Old Blue fell to NYAC in the Final of Saratoga 7s, but their body of work over the past month was good enough to earn the club the No. 1 seed to Club 7s Nationals. Mystic River, the team Old Blue narrowly defeated in the Semifinals of Saratoga 7s, hold onto the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic North by defeating the Village Lions in the Plate.
The women of Old Blue also punched their ticket to Colorado to play in Nationals after missing out on last year's Championship event. Old Blue's top side went undefeated throughout the summer, and regularly submitted two teams to Nationals, while three Old Blue squads competed in Saratoga. The club's first unit continued its impressive winning streak at the Atlantic North's final qualifying tournament.
After accumulating a plus-119 scoring margin during three pool play wins, Old Blue eliminated New York Rugby Club in the Semifinals. The other Semifinal saw New England rivals Boston Rugby and Beantown butt heads, but it was Boston prevailing towards the Final. In that final game, Boston threw everything it had at Old Blue, but the 2014 Club 7s Cup Finalists posted one more try than Boston and took the title, 10-5.
Boston will join Old Blue at Nationals, and will be anxious to touch down in Denver to improve on last year's results. 2015 was Boston's first appearance at a Club 7s Championship, and the team was not able to post a victory. Its five-point loss to an impressive Old Blue side should give the women of Boston some added confidence going into the club's final stretch of preparation for Nationals.
Clubs position themselves for regional championship tournaments; Atlantic North set to qualify four teams
LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Six qualifying events for the 2016 USA Rugby Club 7s National Championships at Dick's Sporting Good Park outside of Denver highlight the weekend's action of club sevens. The Pacific Northwest, True South, and Western portion of the Midwest play their final qualifying event prior to Regional Championship tournaments, while the Mid-Atlantic and Pacific South compete in the ever-important third leg of their four-tournament series. In the Atlantic North, four teams will punch tickets to nationals in the region's final men's and women's qualifying events of the summer.
Saratoga 7s - Saratoga, NY
Tournament victories at Monmouth 7s and Newport 7s have Old Blue in fine shape to earn one of two men's qualifying spots for Nationals in the Atlantic North heading into the fourth and final qualifying event in the region. Although the boys from New York settled for third at last week's Hell Gate 7s, Old Blue would need to miss out on the Semifinals of this weekend's final qualifying event to be in danger of slipping out of the coveted top-two places in the Atlantic North standings, and with the potential return of Eagles Harry Higgins and Luke Hume to the lineup, it does not appear to be a likely scenario.
Mystic River's win at Hell Gate 7s boosted its hopes for Nationals, and the Division I National Champion currently stand five standings points ahead of New York Athletic Club. An appearance in the Cup Final this weekend books Mystic's ticket to Nationals, but with capable squads like the Connecticut Bulldogs and Village Lions capable of pulling off an upset, there is plenty to play for in Saratoga.
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