James Madison edges out Virginia in NOVA 7s Collegiate National Qualifier


Five teams took to the field in Manassas, Virginia for the 3rd NOVA Collegiate 7s National Qualifier and there were some tremendous moments for the University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, Virginia Tech, James Madison University and the University of Virginia as they battled it out for a bid to the National 7s Championship.

Many of the teams were plagued by fatigue and injury as they had played in 15s matches the previous day, but there were standout performances from Women of the Matches junior Frankie Beller (UVA), sophomores Marissa Spaider (VT) and Kathryn Hobbs (UNC), as well as the stunning debut of freshman Mia VanderToom (JMU).

The final came down to long time Mason-Dixon rivals, James Madison University and the University of Virginia. Both teams faced injuries throughout the day, but JMU came out on top after a previous loss to the Hoos in pool play, with a 28-19 victory over UVA and earned an automatic bid to the USA Rugby College 7s National Championships, which will be held May 27-29 in Cary, North Carolina.

NOVA WRFC thanks all of the teams for their hard work and participation and wishes JMU luck at Nationals!

Full Score Report:

Pool Play:

UVA 19 - JMU 12
VT 35 - UNC 0
UVA 50 - UNC 0
JMU 53 - UMD 0
UVA 35 - VT 5
UNC 34 - UMD 10
UVA 32 - UMD 0
JMU 26 - VT 12
VT 20 - UMD 0
JMU 38 - UNC 0

3rd/4th Place game:
VT 27 - UNC 7

JMU 28 - UVA 19


#PurpleStrong Thank You!

Many thanks to all of our players, coaches, volunteers and spectators who ventured up to West Chester, PA for our #purplestrong match against the WCU Rams in support of our teammate in purple, Ariel Johnson. Together, we raised over $2200 to help Ariel in her fight to #tacklecancer!

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2/20/2016: 2nd Annual NOVA Rugby Pub Crawl

Join NOVA Men and Women's Rugby for the 2nd Annual NOVA Rugby Pub Crawl! We will be taking over 5 Dupont Circle bars and turning them into arenas for the world's premier Drinking Olympic Pentathletes... YOU! 

For just $20, you can be part of Pentathlon history alongside your friends, teammates, and countrymen and women, all while supporting NOVA Rugby! Did we mention you get a shirt? And prizes? There will be fun games and awesome specials and snacks and lots of drinks too! 

Don't hesistate... Registration starts now! Pre-orders for shirts will end on 2/3, so register today and ensure that you get your size! 




Chipotle Fundraiser: May 18th 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the restaurant on 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #15. We get 50% of the sales we bring in!! Invite your friends and family!

Tom Foolery Guest Bar tending: May 28th 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Happy Hour!) 2029 P Street NW. We get 100% of tips during that time! Tell your friends and family to stop by as well!

<3 NOVA Nation loves burritos and booze <3