Play for CRFC this summer!

7's season is just around the summer! Check out the flyer below with information about CRFC's Men's Summer 7's team. If you want more information please fill out the CRFC 7's Interest Form or e-mail

First 7's practice of the season and information session will be held at our home field, Skillbeck Athletic Grounds (2911 Bellhaven Circle), this Saturday (5/14) at 2pm.

CRFC 7's Coaches

Alec Acosta

1990-92 - Penn State (inside center and wing)
Started at wing for 1992 Final Four squad (4th Place)
1992 MidWest Select squad
1994-96 - Happy Valley Barbarians (Inside center)
1998-2006 (15s) - Charlotte RFC (Inside Center/Scrumhalf)
South AllStars 1999-2001 (Scrumhalf)
1998-2009 (7s) - CRFC
Nationals 2000-2002 (Finished 7th in 2001)
Cape Fear Champs 2003

Coach: Level 200 Certified
1994-96 Penn State Women's Backs Coach
2002 Charlotte Mayhem Women's Head Coach (DII South Champs)
2005-2006 Providence HS Boys' Head Coach
2009 Charlotte Men's Backs Coach (Rugby Super League)
2010 Charlotte Men's Defensive Coach (RSL)
2013-15 Providence HS Assistant Coach
2013 NC State Finalist (2nd Place)
2014 NC State 3rd Place
2013 NC JV All-Stars Head Coach
2014 NC Varsity All-Stars Defensive Coach (South RAST Champs)
2015 Carolinas Eagle Impact Rugby Academy Lead Coaching Staff

JK Anderson
Pineville-Matthews Hoggs Rugby Club - 2002 - 2005 (3 State Championships 2002-2004, High School Nationals - 2002  - Captain 2003 - 2005)
North Carolina High School All-Stars - 2005 - Co-Captain
North Carolina High School Player of The Year - 2005
Charlotte Rugby Club Super League Team - 2006 - 2010 (Wing/Fullback)
Charlotte Rugby Club 7's - 2010 - 2015 (Nationals 2010 and 2012) (3rd Place South Championships 2011, 2014)
Raleigh Vipers 7's - 20013 -MARFU
Current Charlotte Rugby Club 15's and 7's Player - Out due to Injury

Assistant Coach Providence High School Rugby - (2007-2008) (2011-2012)
Assistant Coach Providence Hoggs 7's - (2010 - 2013)
Assistant Head Coach of 2009 Maryland Division II Collegiate State Champions (University of Maryland Baltimore County - UMBC) and National First Round Contenders.
Assistant Coach Ardrey Kell High School Rugby - 2013 -2015

Sevens in the 2016 Olympics

On October, 9 2009, the IOC Session in Copenhagen voted almost unanimously to add Rugby Sevens to the Sporting program of the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

See the full article from the IRB

 Team USA  - As rugby will not be in the 2012 Olympics, Team USA will not include information on the rugby program until after the 2012 Summer Olympics close. 

About Sevens

Sevens is a fast paced version of Union rugby. Rugby sevens was initially conceived in 1883 by two butchers from Melrose, Scotland, a rural town in the Scottish Borderlands, as a fund-raising event for their local club, the Melrose RFC. The first ever sevens match was played at the Greenyards, the Melrose ground, where it was well received. The Melrose Sevens are still played to this day!

There are several variations of the rules which apply to Rugby Sevens, primarily to speed up the game and to account for the reduced number of players. The main changes can be summarised as follows:

  • Seven players per team on field (instead of 15)
  • Five substitutes, with only three interchanges (instead of 7 and 7)
  • Seven minute halves, though ten minute halves are allowed in the final of a competition (instead of forty minute halves)
  • One minute half-time, two minutes in finals (instead of ten minutes)
  • Matches drawn after regulation are continued into Extra Time, in 5-minute periods
  • All conversion attempts must be drop-kicked (instead of having the option to place-kick)
  • Conversions must be taken within 40 seconds of scoring a try (instead of 60 seconds)
  • Three player scrums (instead of eight players)
  • Kick-offs: in sevens, the team which has just scored kicks off, rather than the conceding team, as in fifteen-a-side
  • Yellow cards net a 2-minute suspension (instead of 10 minutes)