Saturday, May 30, 2015

Two Football Seniors Bid To Bring Rugby Title Back To Hanover

On the far left in the back row of this picture of the Dartmouth rugby "Sevens" team is former Big Green tailback/safety Cody Patch. Next to him is Steve Dazzo, co-captain of the Dartmouth football team last fall and a member of the All-Ivy second team as a safety.

Dazzo, Patch and the Dartmouth rugby team will be in Philadelphia this weekend competing in the Collegiate Rugby Championships at PPL Park. Dartmouth won the event in 2011 and 2012.

The Big Green will play St. Joseph's this morning at 10:40, Penn State at 2 p.m. in a game to be broadcast on NBC, and Arizona at 5:40 p.m. on NBCSports Network. After Saturday's pool play the quarters, semifinals and finals will be played Sunday.

From the CRC website. About the format:
Seven minutes each way with two-minute intervals for pool, knock-out matches. Tournament Challenger final will be seven minutes each way with two-minute intervals; 7 minutes each way for the Championship final.
About Sevens:
With only seven players per team playing on the same size pitch as a 15’s rugby match, sevens rugby offers non-stop action where speed, high scoring & athleticism rule the day. Rugby Sevens will be an Olympic sport starting in 2016 and the USA Sevens Rugby Collegiate Championship Invitational offers fans a preview of the talent pool available for the U.S. Olympic team.
Previous champions:
2010 - University of Utah
2011 - Dartmouth
2012 - Dartmouth
2013 - University of California
2014 - University of California 
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Collegiate Rugby Championships.