Rugby Paradise Smash - March 18-26, 2017

Collegiate Rugby Sevens Tournament


All Day Action

USVI Rugby Football Union will be hosting the second annual rugby sevens tournament on St. Thomas, USVI March 24, 2018.

After a fantastic tournament in 2017, we are in the planning stages for next year's Rugby Paradise Smash.

Eight U-23 Teams from around the United States will come to America’s Caribbean to compete in Rugby Paradise Smash. The winner will take home the cup, individuals will compete for All Star Jerseys and Scholarship Money.

Contact Mark Grimes, Host Team Coordinator for more information on how to sign up.
Mark.W.Grimes@gmail.com

Visit our event page on Facebook for additional information.

Easy Travel

Search flights from your major airport to Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas USVI, Airport Code: STT. We are served by American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Spirit – With direct and connecting flights.

No Passport Required!

In season flights price range: $300 (Spirit serving Florida) to $600 (NYC and Boston Area)

Commitment

USVI Rugby is seeking a firm commitment by Nov 1st so that we can properly prepare. Please contact us in order to secure your spot.

Coach and Captain Timeline

Bring your club on board now! Let us help you plan ahead for travel and your time on island

  • September 1, 2017 -
    Teams return for Fall Semester Competitions. Announce the tournament to players now!
  • November 1, 2017 -
    Deposit due - $40 x 12 players = $480 (for a team of 12 players)
  • January 1, 2017 -
    All flights and rooms should be booked
  • February 1, 2017 -
    Final information packets and brackets released is seeking a firm commitment by Nov 1st so that we can properly prepare. Please contact us in order to secure your spot

Rugby on the Rock

The USVI Rugby Football Union was founded in 2012. We compete within the Caribbean and have toured to the United States. We also host local beach competitions and league style 5’s. Our mission is to grow rugby in the USVI. We have active members on all three islands of the USVI. Your participation in this tournament is vital to our club and our mission. We hope you will join us and keep returning to visit our Island Home!

Other Events

  • 5v5 Beach Rugby Tournament
  • Motley 7’s
  • USVI Privateers’ Exhibition Match

Accommodations

Marriott: $330+/night
Bolongo Bay: $250+/night
Villa Blanca: $200+/night
Rooms sleep four. Contact USVI Rugby for room block info.


Grow the Game

USVI Rugby will also host a referee certification class to those interested. Spots are limited.

Sponsors

Contact USVI Rugby if you are interesting in becoming a sponsor.

Positive Impact

Community Service Opportunities:

Teams will have the opportunity to do good in the Virgin Islands by participating in community service. Opportunities include:

  • Beach clean ups
  • Pet transporting for the Humane Society of St. Thomas
  • Specialized volunteer opportunities geared toward students’ interests and field of study.