THE NIAGARA RUGBY 7'S TOURNAMENT
Rugby 7’s is quickly becoming a very popular off-shoot of the traditional 15’s game. Certainly the inclusion of seven’s in the Summer Olympics will continue to promote the sport of rugby all over the globe. The Niagara Rugby Club is proud to boast its own Rugby 7’s tournament which coincides just at the end of the Ontario rugby season in early November and just prior to the New York 7’s tournament on American Thanksgiving weekend.
The Niagara Rugby 7’s Tournament is held over multiple days to host a Junior & High School Division for both Boys and Girls on Day One as well as Senior Club & Premier Divisions for both men and women on Day Two.
Make a point of capping your rugby season or preparing for the New York 7’s with a stop at the Niagara Rugby 7’s Tournament. The city of Niagara Falls has a variety of accommodations that offer special tournament rates and there is certainly no shortage of tourist attractions to try during your stay. The tournament is also capped with a reception on the Saturday night for all the players, coaches, and supporters to revel in the tournament’s highlights, gaffs, and stories.
Details for this year’s Niagara Rugby 7’s Tournament are noted below…
NIAGARA 7's - 2017 (updated Sept 12, 2017)
presented by The Niagara Rugby Club & The Niagara Sports Commission
DATES: November 9th - 12th, 2017
SCHEDULE: (The 2017 Schedule will be released Nov7, 2017)
Mens - Premier, Club, & University/College
Womens - Premier, Club, & University/College
Boys - High School, EliteU18, & OpenU18/U16/U14
Girls - High School, EliteU18, & OpenU18/U16/U14
Kalar Sports Park - 6775 Kalar Rd, Niagara Falls, Ont, L2H 2T3
Brock University Turf - 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, Ont, L2S 3A1
The Niagara Rugby Club - 1105 Barron Road, Niagara Falls (Thorold), Ont, L2H 2Y6
TOURNAMENT PARTY: Sat, Nov 11, 10pm at(Cairn Croft Hotel - Best Western in Niagara Falls)
GET REGISTERED FOR THIS YEAR'S TOURNAMENT
About Niagara Rugby 7s Festival
The Niagara Rugby 7s Festival offers teams from far and wide a memorable experience within the confines of Niagara’s bustling sport community. In what is becoming an increasingly popular sport, the Niagara Sport Commission, in partnership with the Niagara Wasps, is proud to showcase this annual display of athletic prowess and energetic atmosphere. The Niagara Rugby 7s Festival is a two-day November offering that brings together athletes from various divisions, various experience levels, and various regions, all looking to take part in this festival-like event. More than just the high-paced action on the pitch, this event looks to celebrate the sport of rugby sevens, highlight not only the impressive talent, but also the sense of camaraderie, sportsmanship, and overall excitement.
Across the province, across the country, and even across the border, the Niagara Rugby 7s Festival continues to strive to become a standout event for the sport and for the Region. Regardless of the experience, the talent, or the location, this Niagara-based event has a spot for your teams. Past divisions have included: Boys High School and Girls High School; Men’s Premier and Women’s Premier; Men’s Club and Women’s Club; and Men’s College/University and Women’s College/University, so whether you want to test your skill against some formidable competition, experience the thrill and excitement of a rugby sevens event, or simply see what this incredible event has to offer, the Niagara Rugby 7s Festival has it all.
About Rugby Sevens
Rugby sevens, as the name suggests, involves teams made up of seven players, as opposed to the traditional 15, and is played across two seven-minute halves. Aside from these critical adjustments, much of the play is kept unchanged from the traditional running, as the athletes look to push the ball forward via crisp lateral or backward passing, determined forward runs, and hard-fought battles for possession. Overall, rugby sevens offers plenty of action, some intense speed and skill, and a number of impressive plays that excite fans like few other sports can.
Past Division Winners
Women’s College/University Division – Flemming def. Brock 12-10
Men’s College/University Division – Silverbacks def. Trent(1) 17-10
Women’s Club Division – Ladyboys def. Saxons 17-0
Men’s Club Division – Belleville def. Niagara Black 20-12
U18 Girls Division – WNY def. Mont Tremblant 12-5
U18 Boys Division – Niagara def. Mont Tremblant 22-17
High School Boys Division – T.A. Blakelock
High School Girls Division – St. Mary’s Thunder
U16 Boys Division – Norfolk Harvesters
Women’s Premier Division – Ormstown
High School Boys Division – Upright Rugby def. NRU 15-14
High School Girls Division – Upright Rugby def. Beamsville 42-12
Men’s Club Division – Wasps & Tigers def. Mohawk College 21-19
Men’s Premier Division – Brock University Men’s Rugby def. Stoney Creek 19-10
High School Boys Division – St. Mary’s Thunder def. Grimsby Eagles (Black) 20-0
High School Girls Division – St. Mary’s Thunder def. St. Michaels Mustangs 10-0
Men’ Division – Balmy Beach Men’s Rugby
Women’s Division – Stoney Creek Women’s Rugby
High School Boys Division – St. Mary’s Thunder def. Stamford Hornets 36-0
High School Girls Division – St. Mary’s Thunder def. Stamford Hornets 26-7
Men’s Division – Niagara Wasps def. Cobourg Saxons 31-7
Women’s Division – University of Montreal Carabins def. Niagara Wasps 24-0