With the opportunity to send two teams to the Ariel Re Bermuda 7s, St. Joseph took full advantage to use the tournament to grow as a team and program.
It is no surprise that Stony Brook University finished strong in the 2017 Ariel Re Bermuda 7s. Stony Brook University has participated in many URugby events such as the Bowl Series and the ACRC 7s but this trip will be one that they remember for a long time.
The Beyond Rugby Berkeley Institute & Cedarbridge Academy end of season teams' dinner, hosted by Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda at the Ocean Club was simply amazing. Beyond Rugby wishes to thank Fairmont Southampton for their commitment to the Beyond Rugby program.
The month of May is ALS Awareness Month. Commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function. URugby is doing their part by working with Quinn for the Win and the Chris Munn 7s Tournament to help bring awareness and understanding to this devastating disease.
As part of Beyond Rugby's program to help young people develop character and succeed in school, the under-17 rugby team aided Parks workers and the Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail to repair the trail near Francis Patton School.
URugby hosted yet another successful Ariel Re Bermuda 7s tournament this past March. Penn’s Rugby team was highlighted by Cole Jacobson of The Daily Pennylvanian in his article "Behind the scenes on how Penn men's rugby made Bermuda dreams a reality." While other varsity teams were traveling to St. Louis for Wrestling or Los Angles for Women's Basketball March Madness, Jacobson said that the Rugby team’s trip was "the best trip of all."
The University of Pennsylvania is no stranger to URugby events, but this was their first appearance in the Ariel Re Bermuda 7s. According to President Matthew Caltabiano, the team took full advantage of being in the warm weather. "After our practice on Friday morning we all went to Horseshoe Bay Beach and jumped in the water to cool down," Caltabiano said while reflecting on the team's trip to Bermuda.
Iona accepted the challenge of not only their first trip to the Ariel Re Bermuda 7s tournament, but their first sevens tournament in program history. Although Iona has taken in part in URugby events since 2014, namely the URugby Bowl Series, the team was keen to see what the world of sevens had in store for them. In their first appearance in the Ariel Re Bermuda 7s tournament, the Iona College Gaels brought their A game with a final record of 3-2-1.
HAMILTON, Bermuda, March 1 2017 – The USA Islanders announced a rugby exhibition match against top London professional club Saracens in Bermuda in August.
Mikle Dill led an impressive Bermuda Collegians side to a third place finish in the URugby supported 2016 Ariel Re Bermuda 7s. After his outstanding performance, Dill has recently been selected to attend Stellenbosch Rugby Academy to learn and train under the tutelage of some of the best coaches in the world.
LAFAYETTE, Colo. – USA Rugby today announced the hiring of Dan Payne as its new Chief Executive Officer. Payne, 43, most recently served as the Athletics Director for rugby powerhouse Life University, adding 10 varsity sports programs and growing the program to include over 300 student athletes.