Summer 7s

Women’s 7s Captain’s Awards 2015

Certified Realness Award: Kimbo for keepin’ it 100 all day. E’rryday. Leave It All on the Field (and in the Van) Award: Margo pass-the-plastic-bag Smith. Rookie(s) of the Year Award: Coco and Liz (shared for excellence on the pitch and letting us nickname them and sing at them). Most Improved Dancer: Jo. Swag Queen: Mal […]

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Men’s 7s Captain’s Awards 2015

IK Enemkpali Sucker Punch in Try Zone Award: Rich Gallina and Joe Karlin (shared) MC Hammer “U Can’t Touch This” Award: Kevin Morgan The Gryphon (Flying Lion) Award: Our 10.19-second 100m sprinter Emmanuel Matadi (thanks to Kimani Davis for the classical reference) Best Name Ever for a Rugby Player Award: Dave Rebels P.C. Richard Delivery […]

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#Pass4Prostate Challenge

#Pass4Prostate Challenge and Astellas’ Newfound Love for Rugby One in seven American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, and that rate is significantly higher if you’re African American or have a family history of the disease. Two hundred and thirty thousand people will be diagnosed with it this year, and 30,000 will […]

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Lions Spotlight: Byron Henry

Name: Byron Henry Age: 23 (24 on August 22) Occupation: Consultant at EY Hometown: Houston, Texas College: University of Notre Dame First year with the Lions: 2015 Position(s): Scrumhalf, flyhalf, wing, fullback Current role with the Lions: 7s captain, co-director of ad sales and sponsorship for 2015 Hell Gate 7s tournament This summer, a newcomer […]

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Reflections on Lions 7s 2015

Dr. John Greally began coaching the Lions 7s program nine years ago — somewhat casually at first, as 7s had often been a bit of offseason fun. But about two years ago, something clicked for John and he kicked the program into high gear. If we’re blessed enough to have him running the program for another […]

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August Newsletter

Above: Both the men and women finished the summer season at Blazing 7s in New Jersey on Saturday, July 25. Get a full 7s season wrap-up and to stay up-to-date on the coming fall 15s season by subscribing here to receive our weekly Rugby Report.  15s Coaching News New staff for men’s, women’s teams Join VLRFC as we celebrate new […]

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