Canton Men's VIIs

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Similar to the Canton Men's 15s team, our Men's 7s team is always looking for new players. Any male over the age of 18 is welcome to join. Don't know the game? No problem, we'll teach you!

The majority of our roster has been comprised of Canton Men's 15s players, former Canton HS players, Collegiate athletes, and brand new athletes.

For more information, please visit:

Hall of Fame 7s Tournament

Schedule/Practices

Registration

In order to be eligible to play in a rugby match, all players must be CIPPed through USA Rugby. CIPP is USA Rugby's liability and accidental insurance and is required on all levels of competition.

Practices

2019 Summer 7s Practices:

All Summer Long

Tues & Thurs: 6:00pm-7:30pm @ Weis Park

Weis Park

Northwest of Market Ave N & 25th St NW

Canton, OH 44709

2018 Summer Results

June 30: Rock N Roll 7s Tournament in Cleveland, OH

GROUP PLAY

W 19-17 vs Ankle Takers

Tries: T. Bowman, Ju. Smith, M. Carmany

Conversions: W. Walmsley 2/3

W 21-7 vs Pandas

Tries: D. Raffin, Ju. Smith, W. Walmsley

Conversions: W. Walmsley 2/2, K. Gillilan 1/1

L 5-21 vs Dad Squad

Tries: Ju. Smith

Conversions: Ju. Smith 0/1

DID NOT ADVANCE TO SEMIS (Dad Squad won the group)

July 7: Legacy 7s in Brighton, MI

GROUP PLAY

L 15-17 vs Crisis Rugby

Tries: 2x Ju. Smith, T. Genger

Conversions: 0/3

W 36-7 vs Jackson Rugby

Tries: 2x Ju. Smith, T. Menegay, S. Ayad, N. Osborn, R. Maylord

Conversions: 3/6

KNOCK OUT STAGE

L 0-33 vs Group D Winner

July 21: Skull and Bones 7s in Pittsburgh, PA

GROUP PLAY

W 19-12 vs Pitt RFC Alumni

Tries: Ju. Smith, Jo. Smith, S. Ayad

Conversions: Ju. Smith 2/3

W 14-0 vs Robert Morris University

Tries: T. Mullane, Jo. Smith

Conversions: Ju. Smith 2/2

W 21-0 vs Capital City Falcons

Tries: 3x Ju. Smith

Conversions: Ju. Smith 3/3

KNOCK OUT STAGE (Cup Bracket)

L 20-24 vs Pandas Select Side

Tries: 2x T. Mullane, Ju. Smith, Jo. Smith

Conversions: Ju. Smith 0/2, Jo. Smith 0/1, T. Mullane 0/1

July 28: Football Hall of Fame 7s in Canton, OH

CANTON A-SIDE​ (2nd Place Overall)

GROUP PLAY

L 24-28 vs Akron RFC

W 36-14 vs Lancaster

KNOCK OUT STAGE (Cup Bracket)

W 31-12 vs Columbus Castaways

W 19-7 vs Ankle Takers

L 0-31 vs Misfits Rugby Club

CANTON B-SIDE (Plate Champions)

GROUP PLAY

W 17-14 vs Cleveland Crusaders

L 0-31 vs Ankle Takers

KNOCK OUT STAGE (Plate Bracket)

W 28-0 vs (forfeit) Old Heads

W 22-7 vs Lancaster

Men's VIIs Coaches

Michael Pitcher

Head Coach

USA Rugby Level 200 Certified Coach and Level 100 Certified Referee

Head Coach of Canton Men's 15s and 7s (2016-Present)

Player and Assistant Coach with Canton Men's RFC (2012-2015)

USA Rugby HSBC World Cup 7s Competition Assistant (2012-2016)

Reserve Player for Young Cherrypickers in Group 9 (Young, NSW, AU 2013)

Senior Player and Assistant Coach with Utica Mudboggers RFC (Newark, OH 2011)

Head Coach at Kenyon College (Gambier, OH 1993)

     1993 Collegiate DIII Midwest Champions

Ohio Rugby Union Collegiate DII/DIII Coordinator (1991-1993)

Member of Scioto Valley RFC (now Columbus Rugby, 1984-1991)

Member of Oberlin College Men's RFC (1980-1983)

     Captain President of Oberlin College Men's RFC (1982-1983)

Introduced to Rugby by Canton RFC's Joe Eibel (1979)

Born in Honolulu, HI at Kapoliani Medical Center 71 days after birth of Former President Barack Obama

Jon McDonald

Assistant Head Coach

USA Rugby Level 200 Certified Coach

Scholarship Rugby Player Class of 2018 at Notre Dame College

     NDC won 2016 Fall Collegiate D1AA National Championship

     Majoring in Finance at Notre Dame College
Member of Canton Men's 7s (2013-Present)

Member of Canton Area HS 15s (2011-2014)

William Walmsley

Assistant Coach

USA Rugby Level 200 Certified Coach

Member of Canton RFC (2014- Present)

     Canton Men's 15s Backs Captain (2015-Present)

Member of Tempe Old Devils (DII Men's) 2013

Varsity Member of Arizona State University Men's RFC (2008-2012)

     ASU Men's Forwards Captain and Most Valuable Forward (2011-2012)

     BS in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University

Member of University of Queensland Colts 1 (Brisbane, AU 2009)

Member of Scottsdale Wolves U19 (2005-2008)

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