Games To Watch This Weekend – Tournaments – February 22, 2014

ACRL Sevens Tournament

The Atlantic Coast Rugby League will be taking place this weekend. This tournament will be featuring eight teams from across the east coast, looking to qualify for the College Rugby Sevens Championships held in June. This tournament is being hosted by North Carolina State University Rugby team. The teams participating this weekend are:

Pool A
Wake Forest University
Virginia Tech
University of Virginia
Northeastern University (Boston)

Pool B
North Carolina State University
University of North Carolina
Kutztown University
American International College

This tournament starts at 10:00am and will be located at Method Road, Soccer Complex, Raleigh, NC. The favorite in this tournament are Kutztown, who’s Rugby XV team won the American Collegiate Rugby Championships this fall. www.atlanticcoastalrugby.com

Mardi Gras Rugby Tournament 

The Mardi Gras Rugby Tournament is the annual rugby XV’s tournament that is hosted by the New Orleans Women’s Rugby team (now known as Louisiana Lagniappe). This tournament is typically an all women’s teams tournament, but this year they reopened it to men sides.

This tournament will have the opportunity to have college sides facing senior clubs sides. Several teams from around the mid-south will be participating in this tournament

Womens Senior Clubs:

Louisiana Lagniappe
Little Rock
Atlanta Renegades
Memphis

Women’s Collegiate Clubs:

Tulane
University of West Florida
University of Virginia
Middle Tennessee State University

Men’s Division:

Loyola University
Deep South All Stars
South Illinois University
Turks and Caico Islands

This tournament will being at 8:00am and will take place at Gretna Park, Gretna, LA. The tournament will also feature two division 1 games with the New Orleans Men’s Rugby Club. The favorites to win out per division are the Louisiana Lagniappe’s for the Women’s Senior division, University of Virginia for the Women’s Collegiate division, and Loyola University for the Men’s division. For more information check http://neworleanswomensrugby.org/2013-mardi-gras-tournament/

Ft. Lauderdale Ruggerfest

This annual social tournament features the XV’s teams from all over Florida. This is a two day tournament that carries three divisions, Men’s, Women’s and Old Boys (over 45). This tournament is hosted by Ft. Lauderdale Rugby Club and intermixes collegiate teams with senior clubs. Teams participating are:

Men’s

Pool A
Father and Son
Mastor  Gators
Willing
Tridents

Pool B
University of Florida
Miami Rugby Football Club
Duluth FP
Ft. Lauderdale Rugby Football Club

Women’s

Brandy Wine
Fort Miami
Florida International University
University of South Florida
Pterrodactyls

Over 45’s

Pool A
Miami Old Gold
Myths and Legends
Wilmington

Pool B
Krewe
Tradesmen Relics
Nobs

This tournament starts at 9:30am and will be held at 3700 NW 11th PL, Lauderhill, FL 33311. This tournament will also feature some high school and middle school squads. For more information you can check out www.ftlruggerfest.com

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