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Denver Barbarians blank Aspen in Denver 7s Rugby Final

Aspen vs. Denver Barbarians (White and Green)
Aspen vs. Denver Barbarians (White and Green)

Photo by Rick Gustafson
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It was an all Colorado affair when the Gentlemen of Aspen met the Denver Barbarians in the Final at the 43rd Annual Denver 7s Rugby Tournament at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Saturday.

Denver began the scoring by snatching the opening kickoff and breaking through the Aspen defense in the opening seconds.

For the next twenty minutes, the Barbarians never looked back, scoring forty additional unanswered points to win the Denver Stage of the 2010 Sevens Championship Cup Series by a score of 47-0.

Men’s WRFU Qualifier
Semifinals
Gentlemen of Aspen 33
Dallas Harlequins 7
Denver Barbarians 33
Olympic Club 7
Final
Denver Barbarians 47
Gentlemen of Aspen 0

Denver was 3-0 in the pool stage and handed Aspen their only loss in pool play Saturday. The Barbarians also dominated Albuquerque as well as Kansas City scoring a total of 127 points to their opponents combined tally of 5 points.

The Barbarians continued their dominance in the elimination round with a 33-7 semifinal win over pool two number one seed Dallas Harlequins before facing Aspen in the Final.

The Denver 7s Rugby Tournament, sponsored by the Denver Barbarians Rugby Football Club, features 40 teams competing in five divisions consisting of men’s, women’s, collegiate men’s, men’s Social, and boys high school (under 19).

Men’s WRFU Qualifier
Pool 1 W L
Denver Barbarians A 3 0
Gentlemen of Aspen 2 1
Albuquerque. Aardvarks 1 2
Kansas City Rogues 0 3
Pool 2 W L
Dallas Harlequins 3 0
Olympic Club A 2 1
Kansas City Blues 1 2
Denver Barbarians B  1 2

About Sevens
Rugby Sevens is a new Olympic sport with a growing fan base around the world. Played on a standard size rugby pitch, a rugby sevens side fields seven players (hence the name) rather than the usual 15 players found in rugby union.

The game is similar to rugby union with modifications to allow for the limited number of players, however, with so few players on such a large field, rugby sevens is a sprinter’s game, full of breakaways and high scores. Each match is played in two seven-minute halves with a one-minute halftime.  

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Comments

  • Denver Rugby Club 4 years ago

    Thanks for keeping us so well informed, Rick!