Rugby News & Views From an American Perspective
The Denver 7s has traditionally been a staple on the July rugby calendar. This coming tournament will see one major change. The tournament has been moved from their standard July slot to June 21st in order to accommodate the Lacrosse World Championship which has Dick’s Sporting Goods Park booked solid the entire month of July. Even Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids will play entirely away fixtures during the month of July.
Coming off a 2013 tournament that saw 65 teams in action, The Denver 7s is one of the top 7s tournaments in the United States and also serves as a West Rugby Football Union Qualifying Tournament. This year’s tournament will be the 47th installment of the Denver 7s, making it one of the longest running tournaments in the entire country.
The tournament isn’t just for players and teams to target, for the past seven years the tournament has also been chosen by the USA Rugby Referees to be a highlighted major 7s Tournament. Some of the top 7s refs in the country will be attending, including National Sevens Referee Manager, Paddy McNally and referees that are interested in improving their 7s refereeing skills. Whether you are a player, referee, fan or casual observer, the Denver 7s has much to offer.
The Denver 7s offers the following playing brackets:
To learn more about the Denver 7s, please visit their website at www.denversevensrugby.com