Men's Rugby Alumni Association at Radford University (MRAARU)
Christmas 7s Success
December 7, 2016
Radford Rugby participated in its 1st 7’s tournament of the year in Richmond VA. Radford competed in a pool of 4 teams. The team brought 9 players and they played all 4 games. In the first game Radford came out with a full head of steam to defeat ECU 42-12 for their very first sevens game win. The second game the team had a tougher opponent but came out with a 26-12 win over Longwood. This advanced RU out of group play and into the semifinal against Mary Wash where they took a tough defeat 45-19. This put them in the consolation round where we just ran out of time and had a close loss to St. Mary 26-17. All and all they athletes looked good for their first time playing sevens. The Men’s Rugby Alumni Association Vice President Justin Paxton thinks this would be a good tournament for the athletes to continue attend in the future. It’s about a month after their 15’s season and a week or two away from exams. Justin had the opportunity to be on hand and assist the guys throughout the day along with a few other Alumni Association members. The Alumni Association looks forward to the continued success of this program. For more information on our association, please visit us www.radfordrugbyalumni.org to learn more about Radford Rugby and our mission.