• Goose, Scottie and the Midwest 7s women were down in Cape Fear this weekend. Turns out most of the territories were sending their 7s teams, so it’s quite the competition. Here’s a recap of Saturday from Scottie …
well day 1 of cape fear is over… we played five games… ughh… sooooo tired. Anyway, we beat the south, northeast, atlanis and So cal.. we had a bad game and lost to the west. we will play MARFU in the morning before they re-seed everyone for single elimination. fun fun.. time to go stuff my face with pasta now… Goose says hi. she played very well today, but dinged up her knee a little int he game against the west. anyway, tell you more tomorrow.
After Saturday, here were the standings …
Both of MARFU and the Midwest’s losses were to the West, but the West tied SoCal and Atlantis. However, the South would rally back to win it all on Sunday. Here were the final standings of the round-robin and the single-elimination play (from Goff, subscription required):
Standings After Round Robin:
Midwest over Atlantis (OT)
South over Northeast
MARFU over SoCal
Midwest over MARFU
South over West
South 12 Midwest 7
And Women’s National 7s Coach Julie McCoy was there scouting …
“The tournament did really well to make the women’s event seem important,” said McCoy. “And the play got better as time went on. We saw players try to implement what they had learned in the footwork camps, and as a result we started to see players use space better, and make better passes as well.”
That’s a lot of games in hot, humid weather.
• The Eagle men destroyed Barbados, 91-0, to win their World Cup Qualifier. That is the largest scoring margin in US history.
• England and Scotland have now named their Women’s World Cup rosters. And the World Cup site finally updated for the first time in months.
• Rugby Magazine updated its stories online for June. Three stories of interest: Referee Profile on Leila True, Women’s Player Profile on Stanford flanker Victoria Folayan and Buzz McClain column interview with IRB Strategic Development Manager Steve Griffiths, the USA Rugby interim CEO.
Related to this, my subscription to Rugby Magazine expired last month and I didn’t renew it for a few reasons. 1. To save myself 30-some dollars a year. 2. Most of the news is outdated because I already read it on the web (or blogged it). 3. I have stopped bothering to really read anything that isn’t bloggable … so print stories I would need to retype just aren’t worth my time anymore.
We’ll see if it really bothers me or not.
• A story about a woman surgeon in Ohio and how she carves wood for her hobby. She also just tried rugby for the first time at the age of 41.