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USA Rugby Release CHULA VISTA, CA (June 17, 2021) – USA Rugby proudly announces its full 15-player women’s roster for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, pending approval from the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. Led by head coach Chris Brown, the roster features 12 starters, one alternate and two traveling reserves. VIEW THE TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO » Abby Gustaitis and Kristen Thomas will serve as co-captains as the USA Women fight for their first medal in only the second appearance for rugby sevens at the Games. The program finished fifth at Rio 2016. Ten of the 12 starters are first-time…

USA Club 7s Release: Photo by Mitch Reinitz – KLC Fotos | 2014 Starfire Sports in Tukwila, Washington, home of MLR’s Seattle Seawolves, has been selected as the venue for the 2021 USA National Rugby 7s Tournament, to be held August 13-15. The tournament shall be presented by the Washington Athletic Club, who is the event’s primary sponsor.Located just south of Seattle along the banks of the Green River, Starfire was previously the host of the 2014 National 7s Championship – which was the first major rugby event to be held in the venue. The 2014 event was also considered…

USA Rugby Release Great Britain Sevens Men’s and Women’s squads added to Quest For Gold competition, along with Jamaica Women’s Sevens. Samoa and Japan withdraw.Teams now set for June 25-26 pre-Olympic tournament with official match schedule soon to be completed.Limited tickets now available for elimination and final rounds on June 26, 2021 at Dignity Health Sports Park. LOS ANGELES, CA (June 9, 2021) – The Tokyo games move one step closer for the USA Eagles Sevens as pre-Olympic tournament Quest For Gold Sevens has finalized team participation and welcomes Great Britain (GB) Sevens and Jamaica to the competition slate. Both the men’s and women’s…

NAV 7s Release The NAV 7s program is starting it’s 3rd season after a canceled 2020 summer and finishing 11th in the country in 2019. The program has a non-exclusive partnership with High Performance Management Group to provide opportunities for rugby players to gain exposure and create pathways from amateur to professional players in order to reach their potential. This year’s team is still being finalized, but Matt Hughston will Captain this year’s program along with returning captain Maxim Bennett. They will compete in the nation’s toughest conference, the Mid-Atlantic, and looks forward to competing for another national championship, but most importantly giving players a great experience along the way. ​The team is returning Matt Basnett, who won…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release (NEW YORK, June 2, 2021) Premier Rugby Sevens(PR7s), the newly announced league that will feature North America’s top female and male athletes, today announced the hiring of Kellie Cavalier as their Vice President of Operations. With an impressive background in the sports industry, Cavalier will help lead PR7s’ organizational equality and inclusion, plus oversee game-day operations, team logistics, fan experience, and ticketing. Cavalier spent more than nine years with USA Rugby where she rose to the position of VP of International Events and oversaw the venue operations for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco. …

Premier Rugby Sevens Release (LITTLE ROCK, May 27, 2021) Premier Rugby Sevens(PR7s), the newly announced league that will feature North America’s top male and female players, announce it has partnered with The American Rugby Pro Training Center (ARPTC) to develop the talent pool for female professional prospects. As the only center in the U.S. that offers full-time training for women’s rugby, the ARPTC serves as a direct training center and combine location for female athletes and is based in Little Rock, Ark. “ARPTC is highly motivated to help Premier Rugby Sevens succeed by identifying and developing players for the new league,” said Dr.…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release Today’s Announcement includes Commitments from Olympic-bound Players from U.S. Women’s & Men’s National Teams (NEW YORK, May 19, 2021) North America has a groundbreaking new sports league. Scheduled to debut in the fall of 2021, Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) will showcase North America’s top male and female players, including world-class Olympic athletes. The league will provide equal pay and high-performance access under one league umbrella, adopting a touring format in cities across the United States and Canada.  The sport of sevens, as it is known in its short form, is an incredibly entertaining game that showcases a…

USA Rugby Release AALINA TABANI • MAY 18, 2021 Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 to take place from 9-11 September, 2022New striking RWC Sevens 2022 brand and RWCSevens.com website unveiledRWC Sevens 2022 will be contested by 24 men’s and 16 women’s teamsNew qualification process will see non-qualified teams qualify only through regional competitions16 men’s places and 11 women’s places available for non-qualified teamsSouth Africa’s women secure automatic qualification as tournament hosts World Rugby and hosts South Africa Rugby today confirmed Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 in Cape Town will take place from 9-11 September, 2022. The eighth edition is the first to be hosted…

NCR Release The 2021 Collegiate Rugby Championship will be played May 29-31 in New Orleans at the Gold Mine on Airline, home of Major League Rugby’s NOLA Gold, featuring 32 men’s and 16 women’s teams vying for 7s national championships. The event will follow all local and state COVID guidelines, which currently permit 50-percent capacity at the 10,000-seat venue, and all participant teams will have to follow event-specific COVID protocols put in place by National Collegiate Rugby. “The opportunity to bring the CRC to the great city of New Orleans and partner with a fantastic MLR franchise like NOLA Gold…

USA Rugby republication of Michael Eisen – New York Giants March 15, 2021 article Nate Ebner has played in and won three Super Bowls, but the sports spectacle that most captivated him was disconnected from football and took place in another hemisphere. As a member of the United States National Rugby Team, the Giants’ veteran safety participated in the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games Rio 2016. “You’re on a different continent in a country where they don’t even really speak your language,” Ebner said last week. “We’re in a two-hour opening ceremony where all these countries come through –…

USA Rugby Release by Calder Caldwell AEG Rugby and USA Rugby to host Olympic preparation tournament in Los Angeles with the USA Men’s and Women’s Sevens both slated to compete. Tournament to take place June 25th and 26th at Dignity Health Sports Park with teams, match schedule, broadcast, and potential fan attendance to be determined. Ongoing COVID-19 impact and athlete welfare remain first priority for event planning. GLENDALE, CO (March 3, 2021) – World Rugby today announced details surrounding the return of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for 2021, along with notable Olympic preparation events ahead of the…

World Rugby Sevens Release Five women’s and four men’s rounds scheduled in HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2021 Hong Kong, Dubai and Cape Town to host joint men’s and women’s events Series kicks off with back-to-back women’s rounds in Paris on 15-16 and 22-23 May Discussions continuing towards addition of men’s events in London and Vancouver World Rugby providing US$4 million funding for rugby sevens programmes and high-performance preparation events ahead of the Olympic Games in Tokyo Health and safety of players, teams and all involved remains the top priority as all stakeholders continue to closely monitor global developments with…

The USA Men’s 7s National Team finished Day One of Madrid Sevens 2-1 after wins over Portugal and Spain that was followed by a loss to Argentina. Day two saw Perry Baker suffering a leg injury during the team’s loss to Kenya. That left them playing for third place against host Spain, and the team closed with a podium finish. The tournament gained valuable experience for some of the team’s newer players, however, the Baker injury is a significant one in this Olympic year. The Eagles Sevens made a strong return to international rugby after not playing against another senior…

The USA Women’s 7s National Team opened day one of the Madrid Sevens with three straight wins over Poland, Kenya, and Spain. Day two was not as kind, as the team lost narrowly to eventual champion Russia, lost to France, and beat Poland for third place. After day one, Head Coach Chris Brown said: “Some good reminders for us all what a day in the life of a sevens player is. When we play with joy and work hard off the ball early we started to see some beautiful touches. We need to get a lot more of that back-to-back…

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