Lindenwood Rugby Defeat ASU. Prep for Bath, England and Global Red Bull Uni 7’s Finals

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uni-7s-1From the Better Late Than Never Department…

  GLENDALE, CO – The inaugural United States qualifier for the global Red Bull Uni 7’s tournament was held at Infinity Park (aka RugbyTown USA) on Thursday. The tournament played host eight of the best collegiate Rugby 7’s teams in the country, culminating in a thrilling victory for Lindenwood Rugby, beating their rivals Arizona State University. Revenge was sweet for Lindenwood after ASU upset them in the Collegiate Rugby Championship 7’s back in June.

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Lindenwood will now head across the pond to compete in the tournament’s finals. The international competition will see 11 of the best universities from across the world compete in the global finals, which will take place in the city of Bath, England on September 17, 2016. That shoot-out will see the 10 qualified universities – plus reigning champions and hosts Bath University – battle through group stages, with the top two teams going on to play in the final in front of a capacity 14,000 crowd as a warm-up to a Bath Rugby Aviva Premiership clash.

The participating teams for the Infinity Park tournament are below:

Arizona State University
University of Colorado
Clemson University
University of Denver
Lindenwood University
University of Utah
Utah Valley University
University of Wyoming

For more information around the event, check out redbull.com/uni7s!

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MATCH RESULTS:

Pool A
Arizona State 52-0 Denver
Utah 26-5 Colorado
Arizona State 19-7 Utah
Colorado 26-10 Denver
Arizona State 38-14 Colorado
Utah 26-0 Denver

Pool B
Wyoming 12-5 Clemson
Lindenwood 29-7 Utah Valley
Lindenwood 40-0 Clemson
Wyoming 26-14 Utah Valley
Lindenwood 14-12 Wyoming
Clemson 22-7 Utah Valley

uni-7s-2Cup Semi-finals

Lindenwood 17-12 Utah
Arizona State 36-14 Wyoming

Shield Final
Utah Valley 45-0 Denver

Bowl Final
Clemson 40-7 Colorado

Plate Final/3rd Place
Utah 24-7 Wyoming

Cup Final
Lindenwood 26-10 Arizona State

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