Here are the top 10 tries from the 2018 Lakefront 7s.
#10 — Badger Selects vs. Mystical Canada
This try looks like it’s going to be a simple pick and go off the back of the scrum. But the Badger Selects defense catches the Mystical Canucks half back who keeps the play alive with a pop off the deck to the oncoming support players (full match video).
#9 — Naperville Warriors vs. Stoutmen
This 1-man effort for Naperville features some great running angles, a great fend in the midfield, a strong leg-drive and a sprint to the try-line (full match video).
#8 — KC Blues vs. MRFC
The Blues put on a footwork clinic in this try but show some great ball handling skills as well. Following a 5-metre scrum in their own red zone, the Blues put together 4 passes to move the ball the full width of the pitch before splitting the defense and sprinting for the try line (full match video).
#7 — Chicago Women vs. Sabres
The Sabres use a strong fend to prevent the tackle and stay on their feet. The Chicago defense looks to be a little confused and the Sabres split them down the middle to score untouched (full match video).
#6 — MRFC vs. Heathens
MRFC use a convincing show-and-go to create a small gap in the Heathens defense. As the defense adapts, gaps open up and are exploited by MRFC (full match video).
#5 — MRFC vs. Oconomowoc
Oconomowoc use the same show-and-go from try #6 to freeze the defensive winger and set up the easy run in for the try.
#4 — Deathicorns vs. Oconomowoc
Oconomowoc get the basics right and just run it up the middle. The Deathicorns defense does well to catch the ball carrier but a strong leg-drive-and-reach seals the try (full match video).
#3 — Barbarians vs. Peoria Pigs
The Barbarians make a late pass here and give up an interception. Peoria still has some work to do however. A few tackles, including a jersey tackle that doesn’t stick, preceed the try (full match video).
#2 — Barbarians vs. Gazelles
The Gazelles use a dummy pass to split the defense and then keeps their head as the Barbarians defense scrambles. Some good supporting lines and basic passes get the ball across the whitewash (full match video).
#1 — Heathens vs. Peoria Pigs
The Heathens show a lot of patience here as read the Peoria defense to keep the ball in hand until just the right moment. Great offloads and switches make the try at the end look easy (full match video).