Written by Pat Clifton    Sunday, 21 October 2012 22:21    PDF Print Write e-mail
Texas Wins Southwest 7s
Sevens - Collegiate Sevens

Texas punched its ticket to the Nov. 30-Dec. 1 USA Rugby College 7s National Championships in College Station, Texas Saturday, going 4-0 in the Southwest Collegiate Rugby Conference 7s Championship in Austin, Texas.

The Longhorns entered the double elimination tournament as the top seed, having earned it in the two prior Southwest 7s tournaments, which served as pool play for Saturday's championship. The Longhorns beat St. Edward's 24-10 in the final. St. Ed's lost its first game Saturday to North Texas and had to fight its way through the loser's bracket to make it to the final.

In the Championship match, St. Edward's came out strong by scoring two quick tries. Texas would score once before the half, so St. Edward's went into the break leading 10-7. The second was all Texas, which kept St. Edward's scoreless for the win.