EASTON, Mass. - The Norwich University men's rugby team won its second straight conference 7s championship to punch its ticket to the USA Rugby 7s National Championship at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado for the second straight year. The tournament will take place the weekend of May 19th and 20th. Norwich made its inaugural trip last year and won the Bowl championship by placing ninth out 12 qualifiers.
On Saturday April 14, 2018,Norwich University traveled to UNH for LT Scott Miley Memorial 7s Tournament with two sides. Norwich's first side won the LT. Scott Miley Memorial 7s 2018 Tier 1 Bowl Championship by defeating UNH, 40-10.
Mark Lee Dombroski, age 19 of Media, PA, was found deceased on March 19, 2018 (Feast of St. Joseph) in Bermuda, due to injuries sustained from a fall. Earlier in the weekend, Mark participated in the Ariel Re Bermuda Intl 7s tournament with his St. Joseph’s University teammates.
In a surprise finish, AIC, narrowly defeated Bermuda in the women's final. The close finish electrified the hometown fans as AIC had dominated play all weekend. In the men's final, Kutztown controlled the tempo and the final victory was seemingly never in doubt. KU 24 - Bermuda All-stars 12.
Colgate Men joined 19 other squads from Bermuda and the US in the tournament everyone has been talking about. In addition to the Colgate Men, Coach David Chapman brought two women's sides to compete. Day 1 scores are available on URugby.com. Tune to URugby.com/Bermuda7s on your phone for up to the minute scores Saturday from 12 noon to 6:30p ADT.
For the fourth year in a row, Ariel Re has claimed title sponsorship for the annual high school and collegiate 7s tournament held in Bermuda every March. In addition to sponsoring the annual tournament, Ariel Re has been a main sponsor for the Beyond Rugby program in Bermuda for the last six years. The program has done an impressive job of getting kids involved in the sport of rugby, especially in local middle and high schools.
The teams are set and the flights are booked! With only two short weeks until rugby teams from across the USA and Bermuda will meet on the pitch, everyone is excited for a weekend full of outdoor festivities, big rugby crowds and, of course, beautiful beaches.
As the tournament continues to grow, a record number of new and returning rugby teams will compete in the 2018 Ariel Re Bermuda Intl 7s for the title of champion.