South 7s Series

The South region is made up of four Unions, those Unions are Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, and the True South. The South has been given one Men’s and Women’s seed each to nationals (there may be the 2nd seed for women, this is to be determined). This document outlines the qualification process/series in which each of these seeds will be determined. 

General Provisions:

  • Eligible teams that would like to participate in the South 7s Series must be in good standing with USA Rugby and their local South Geographic Union (GU) or a Local Area Union (LAU).
  • Any team wishing to qualify for Nationals must compete in at least two South National Qualifying Tournaments. The team that advances is the one with the most points at the end of the series.
  • Each team will be required to check in with a designated South 7s Representative with the required photo identification prior to their first match of each tournament.
  • Players may only play for one club in the tournament. A team that uses an ineligible player will forfeit that match and will be disqualified from the tournament.
  • Roster Size: Roster size is limited to 12 players, at an event with approved tournament medical staff, teams may also carry a 13th ‘traveling reserve player.’ Traveling reserves may only participate if one of the 12 rostered participants is ruled medically unable to compete for the remainder of the event by the approved tournament medical staff.
  • Player Eligibility: Teams will be able to carry rosters comprised of 9 U.S. citizens and a maximum of 3 or 4 *legally residing non-citizens at Club 7s qualifiers and the USA Rugby Club 7s National Championship. This change is to simplify individual player eligibility. * Each Roster may include a maximum of three (3) players who are not U.S. citizens or four (4) provided that one of these players is a Green Cardholder.
  • In order to be eligible for nationals, a player must play in at least 2 qualifying events
  • Qualifying events must have at least 4 teams attempting to qualify for the men’s division. Additional teams may play in this bracket and the final ranking will be determined by the final standing in the event.

Tournament Scoring

  • 1st Place: 6 points
  • 2nd Place: 4 points
  • 3rd Place: 2 points
  • 4th Place: 1 point

2022 Men’s Series 

  1. June 25th – Cape Fear 7s – Wilmington, NC
  2. July 9th – Hotlanta 7s – Atlanta, GA
  3. July 23rd – Gulf Coast 7s – St Petersburg, FL

2022 Women’s Series

  1. July 9th – Hotlanta 7s – Atlanta, GA
  2. July 23rd – Gulf Coast 7s – St Petersburg, FL
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