5th Annual CottonTown 7s Rugby Festival

Saturday August 1st, 2020

Registration for the 2020 CottonTown 7s Rugby Festival is OPEN

Register now, spots are expected to fill up fast!


Founded in 2016, the CottonTown 7s Rugby Festival is an annual 7s tournament hosted every July by the Clayton Rugby Football Club. The tournament has grown quickly into one of the largest summer 7s events in the Carolinas. In 2019 we had 27 teams, across three divisions, at the CottonTown 7s. 

The name of the tournament is pulled from local history. During the early 1900’s Clayton was home to a thriving cotton market and many old cotton mills can be found around town today. The tournament name is also a nod to the CottonTown Lager, a popular beer made locally at Deep River Brewing Company, a major sponsor of the Clayton RFC. 

Field 1 from the 2019 CottonTown 7s was broadcast live by Event Webcasting via the internet, Facebook, and Youtube with over 10,000 views. 

Due to issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament has been moved to August 1st and the number of available divisions has been decreased. For the 2020 CottonTown 7s, only Men and Women’s divisions are available. 

Men's Division (8 spots)

Women's Division (8 spots)

3 Games Guaranteed (Most teams will get 4 games)

Multiple Trophies for each Division


Men and Women’s Divisions – $300 before June 1st, $350 after July 1st

Registration Cutoff is July 13th

Once divisions fill up, your club will be placed on a waiting list. If any teams drop out of the tournament, the fill-in club will be chosen based on when they were placed on the waiting list. 

2019 Sponsors


Past Champions


2016 Champs

Men’s Club: Southern Pines

Men’s Whole Hog (Social): Clayton Forwards

High School Boys: CJRA

2016 Champs

Men’s Club: Southern Pines

Men’s Whole Hog (Social): Clayton Forwards

High School Boys: CJRA


2017 Champs

Men’s Club Co-Champs: Southern Pines and Chapel Hill

Men’s Club Bowl: Triad

Men’s Whole Hog (Social) Champs: Tobacco Road Hobos

Women’s Club Champs: Camel Toes

Women’s Club Bowl: Columbia Bombshells

High School Champs: Myers Park

High School Bowl: Cape Fear


2018 Champs


Men’s Cup: Columbia

Men’s Plate: Old Toe

Men’s Bowl: Fort Bragg

Women’s Cup: Raleigh Venom

Women’s Plate: Eno River

Women’s Bowl: Southern Pines

High School Cup: Raleigh Redhawks

High School Plate: Flamingos

High School Bowl: Raleigh Rattlesnakes


2019 Champs


Men’s Cup: Triad

Men’s Plate: Camp Lejeune

Men’s Bowl: James River

Women’s Cup: Lady Toes

Women’s Plate: Eno River Baby Dragons

Women’s Bowl: Camp Lejeune

High School Cup: Raleigh Redhawks

High School Plate: Clayton Clown Babies

High School Bowl: Southern Pines Jokers