Navy Rugby 7's

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  1. MIDNDAD

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    This coming weekend, both the Navy Men's and Women's Rugby Teams will be competing in the Collegiate Rugby 7's championship. As the title suggests there are 7 players on a side instead of the normal 15. It is an extremely fast paced game with lots of scoring. The best part is many of the games will be televised live on NBC. Check your local schedule for games and times.

    In 2012 Rugby will be an Olympic sport and the collegiate championships were stated last year with the men's teams to help get the US ready for Rugby on a world stage. In 2011 the top women's teams join the fray for their own 7's championship. The women's teams play Friday to establish seeding and then go at it in single elimination on Sunday.

    Navy Women's Rugby is one of the top Club sports teams at the Academy and is consistently ranked in the top 5 teams in the nation. That said none of the 8 women's teams invited to the tournament have ever played 7's as a team. This should be a wide open and lively tournament. As always Navy's #1 goal is to beat Army.

    From a personal standpoint, I get to watch my now 2nd LT pull on a Navy jersey and play for the team she loves one last time. On Monday she reports to Quantico and starts TBS and her life as a Marine Officer.

    Go Navy!
     
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    thanks for the Rugby info!! Totally stoked and looking at the tv sked now!

    Also, congrats to your daughter!!
     
  3. sg2019

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    Went to a Navy Womens rugby game in 08, I love the game. excited that it is finally an Olympic sport
     
  4. MIDNDAD

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    The USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship will be broadcast on a variety of venues this weekend for a total of 14 hours of live rugby coverage.

    NBC Sports will broadcast four hours live this weekend, 4-6pm (ET) Saturday and 4-6pm (ET) Sunday.

    Versus will broadcast live 2-4pm Saturday and Sunday, as well as 6-8pm Saturday.

    In addition, Universal Sports will broadcast live Noon-2pm Saturday and Sunday.

    Fans can also watch on NBC Mobile live simulcast 4-6pm June 4 and 5. And after the event, Hulu.com will carry the entire event on-demand.

    Following is a rundown of the games scheduled during the broadcasts. Please note, having the game scheduled during a broadcast is not a guarantee that the network will show that game, as they will also feature interviews and other programming.



    June 4

    Universal Sports:
    Noon-2pm
    Arizona v. Temple
    Oklahoma v. Texas
    Ohio State v. Penn State
    Dartmouth v. Notre Dame
    Army v. North Carolina



    Versus:
    2pm-4pm
    California v. Louisiana State
    Boston College v. Utah
    Central Washington v. Navy
    Temple v. Texas
    Arizona v. Oklahoma



    NBC:
    4pm-6pm
    California v. Penn State
    Notre Dame v. Utah
    Army v. Navy
    Arizona v. Texas



    Versus:
    6pm-8pm
    Louisiana State v. Ohio State
    Boston College v. Dartmouth
    Central Washington v. North Carolina
    Oklahoma v. Temple



    June 5
    Universal Sports:
    Noon-2pm
    Men's Cup Quarterfinals
    Women's Cup Semifinals



    Versus:
    2pm-4pm
    Men's Challenge (Plate) Semifinals
    Men's Cup Semifinals
    Women's Final



    NBC:
    4pm-6pm
    Women's Final
    Men's Challenger Final
    Men's 3rd/4th
    Men's Final
     
  5. MIDNDAD

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    Well neither the men's or womens teams had a good tournament but for those of you that watched it was excitieing and the games were close. One thing that is a fact is that men's or women's rugby players are some of the best atheletes at the Academy.

    For the in-comming class of 2015, both teams get 100% of their players as walk-ons. You will get a chance to check them out durring plebe summer if you are interested.
     

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