Our 7s Story
Dallas Rugby fields two to three 7s sides each summer. The top side competes in the regional National Qualifier Tournaments, and the second and third sides compete in TOLA and social tournaments. The Club has also recently become affiliated with the start-up Dallas Tiger Rugby Academy. If you want to play 7s, Dallas Rugby is the Club for you.
In 2019, with returning coaches, Chris Howard and wife, Dr. Lynn Howard, and Dale “Cheese” Russ, Dallas Rugby (aka “Dallas Reds”) won the Bowl Finals to place 9th in the country! This marked the third consecutive year that the Dallas Reds placed in the top 9 in the nation! Additionally, our TOLA side took 2nd place overall in TOLA.
In addition to hosting the highly successful and anticipated annual Lone Star Classic each summer, Dallas Rugby capped off their most successful season in the Club’s history with a TOLA championship and a Bowl Championship in the 2018 National Championship tournament.
For more information on TOLA, here is some great information on the summer tournaments and rules.
The 2017 7s season had a record number of sponsors, CIPP’D players and tournament victories, a credit to the effort of everyone involved in the club. The club put in strong showings in every TOLA tournament, highlighted by a win in the Cherrybone 7s and second place finish in the Norman. The D1 side qualified for the National Championship as the top ranked team from the Red River Conference with victories in 2 of the 4 qualifying tournaments. The depth of talent and attitude of the players to improve each week meant they wouldn’t be attending the USA wide National Championship tournament in Minneapolis just to make up the numbers. The squad drew the pool of death but were not out of place against eventual 3rd and 5th place finishers Washington Athletic and Old Blue NY respectively. Barely missing out on a spot in the Cup Championship, the Reds showed their class and went through day 2 undefeated to finish Bowl Champions and place 9th in the country!
Special thanks to 7s Head Coach Chris Howard, his wife, Dr. Lynn Howard, and coach Dale Russ. Thanks to their hard work and support, they launched Dallas’ 7s program from a mid-tier team to an elite 7s side for the past 3 seasons! We cant wait to see how far they can take them next year! Thanks to all the players, other coaches, admins, support personnel, Old Boys, donors, fans and sponsors .
Other highlights include:
- 2019 USA Rugby 7s National Tournament – Bowl Champions (Kansas City, MO)
- 2019 TOLA (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas) 7s Series Runners-Up
- 2018 USA Rugby 7s National Tournament- Plate Champions (New York City, NY)
- 2018 TOLA (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas) 7s Series Champions
- 2017 USA Rugby 7s National Tournament – Bowl Champions (Minneapolis, MN)
- 2017 TOLA (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas) 7s Series Champions
- 2017 Red River Rugby Conference 7s Champions
- 2016 TOLA (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas) 7s Series Champions
- 2015 7s National Tournament Qualifiers
- 2015 TOLA Runners-Up
- Bowl Finalists 2015 RRRC Norman Regional Qualifier
- Bowl Champions 2015 RRRC Ft. Worth Regional Qualifier
- Bowl Finalists 2015 Lone Star Classic Sevens
- Plate Winners 2015 Horseshoe Casino Sevens
- 2014 TOLA Champions
- Bowl Finalists 2014 Denton Sevens
- Bowl Champions 2014 Lone Star Classic Sevens
- Bowl Champions 2014 Mudfish Sevens
- Plate Winners 2014 Horseshoe Casino Sevens
- 2013 TOLA Champions
- Bowl Champions 2013 Horseshoe Casino Sevens
- Bowl Champions 2013 Dallas Lone Star Classic Sevens
- Bowl Finalists 2013 Woodlands RFC Cherrybone Sevens
- 2008 TOLA Champions
- Second place in the 2008 Lone Star Classic
- Bowl Finalists at the 2008 Bahamas Invitational Tournament
- Bowl Champions at the 2008 Houston Sevens
- Champions of the 2008 Horseshoe Casino Sevens
- Winners of the 2007 Tornado Alley Sevens
- Winners of the 2007 Zeekers Midnight Sevens
- Runners up at the 2006 Parrotheads Tournament
If you are interested in playing Sevens for Dallas RFC, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out form below!