Atlantic Coast 7s


The Atlantic Coast Invitational (ACI) 7s Tournament is an annual seven-a-side rugby tournament played in early September at the start of the fall rugby season. The tournament is held in Greensboro, NC and is comprised of teams including Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest. This tournament does not contribute to the Atlantic Coast Rugby League, but is comprised of teams from the conference.

The Atlantic Coast 7s Tournament plays a different style of rugby than what is normally played at Maryland. It is seven-a-side rugby, meaning there are only 7 players per team on the same size field as a 15s match. Sevens offers non-stop action highlighted by speed, high scoring and athleticism.  In 2016, Rugby Sevens will be an Olympic sport and athletes currently playing rugby at the collegiate level will be part of the talent pool available for the U.S. Olympic team.

USA Sevens and the Atlantic Coast Rugby League are pleased to announce a long-term partnership specifically centered on the Atlantic Coast Invitational 7s Tournament.  The partnership aims to build the value of 7s rugby by leveraging traditional collegiate sports conferences to increase legitimacy and support for the sport.

For more details on the Atlantic Coast 7’s tournament, visit the official Atlantic Coast Invitational 7s website.



About USA Sevens:


USA Sevens owns and operates America’s premier rugby event, the USA Sevens Rugby Tournament.  Held annually, the event is one of the eight international stops in the IRB Sevens World Series. With an attendance of over 50,000 during the two day event, it is the largest annual rugby event in North America and one of the fastest growing rugby events in the world.  Additionally, USA Sevens, in partnership with NBC Sports, runs the National Collegiate Rugby 7’s Invitational Tournament held annually the first weekend in June.  For more information, visit