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By Guest Journalists: Thariq Kara & Whitney Stowell The sports tech industry continues to grow at a tremendous pace, anticipated to be at least a $4 billion market by just next year according to a recent Deloitte study, fueled by an increased appetite for performance data to make data-driven decisions. With razor-thin margins between winning and losing, teams have realized the advantage that data analytics provides. GPS devices, video coding, biometrics, and more provide a plethora of options for teams to gather data about the athlete and team performance. Rugby has been no exception in the race to increase data…

LA Sevens Rugby Release END-OF-SUMMER 7’s BASH TO TAKE PLACE AT DIGNITY HEALTH SPORTS PARK AUGUST 27-28, 2022 Tickets for the Largest Annual Rugby Event in the United States Featuring the World’s Best 16 Teams can be purchased at http://www.lasevensrugby.com LOS ANGELES, CA (June 30, 2022) – In just under 60 days’ time the world of rugby is coming back to Los Angeles as the HSBC LA Sevens returns August 27th and 28th. The end of the Summer 7’s bash will crown two champions with the winner of the LA Sevens as well as for the first time the HSBC World…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release (NEW YORK, May 31, 2022) Premier Rugby Sevens(PR7s) announced their 2022 coaches for the league’s eight teams that will battle for the 2022 PR7s Championships. As PR7s prepares for its nationwide launch in San Jose, Washington, D.C., and Austin this summer, the coaches will be responsible for selecting their players through the inaugural PR7s Player Draft to take place on Tuesday, June 7. Six protected players for each team will be announced prior to the draft. The following coaches who will lead the men’s and women’s teams of PR7s have been confirmed, according to PR7s General Manager Mike Tolkin:…

The USA Men’s Sevens have arrived in England for the eighth stop on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series at Twickenham Stadium for London Sevens, May 28-29. The USA won their first ever World Series Cup Championship in 2015, and will be tasked with playing Fiji, Wales, and Spain in Pool A. London will be the second to last Men’s tournament on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, before an extended break from competition and preparation for the grand final at home in Los Angeles, August 27-28. Halfback Folau Niua will earn his 75th tournament cap this weekend. The entirety…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release Three-year agreement to provide on-field high performance to prominent rugby organization (SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., May 26, 2022) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the electric new North American league that will launch nationwide in multiple cities this July, announced a first-of-its-kind team licensing agreement with Rhinos Rugby. As part of the three-year agreement, Rhinos will become the official team licensee of the Loggerheads franchise and manage the on-field aspects of both men’s and women’s teams, including coach and roster selection. Rhinos Rugby runs Rhinos High-Performance, the Rhinos Academy, and the San Clemente Rhinos professional team based in San Clemente, Calif. They…

Photo: Mike Lee, KLC Fotos The USA Women’s Sevens play their last 2022 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series this weekend in Toulouse, France, May 20 to 22 and are currently sitting third place in the overall rankings. The United States trail host France by four points in order to climb into the silver medal position by season’s end. If the squad finishes in second place, it would tie the second highest HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series finish in program history, having finished second during the 2019 season. Head Coach Emilie Bydwell has selected 14 names to the traveling roster for…

USA Rugby Release- Photo: Mike Lee/ KLC Fotos The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series returns next weekend in Toulouse, France where fourteen players have been named by Head Coach Mike Friday to the USA Men’s Sevens traveling squad. This week sees the healthy return of a few key players with Australia, New Zealand and Scotland slated to compete with the United States in Pool C. Match times have yet to be confirmed by World Rugby, however all games and the entirety of France and London Sevens will be streamed live on NBC’s Peacock. Roster Highlights Men’s Sevens see healthy returns…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release: Photo DC United Premier Rugby Sevens to commemorate 50 years since women first played organized rugby in the United States when new league comes to Audi Field on July 16 (WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11, 2022) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the first league of its kind with women’s and men’s teams competing under one umbrella with equal pay, will celebrate women in sport throughout their tournament at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, July 16. The celebration coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first organized women’s rugby in the United States and the 50th anniversary of Title IX in…

National Collegiate Rugby Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) has finalized a field of 110 teams for the 2022 Collegiate Rugby Championships in New Orleans. Hosted by MLR’s NOLA Gold, the national championship tournament will be played at the Shrine on Airline stadium and adjacent fields over Memorial Day, May 28-30. The three-day Collegiate Rugby Championship will bring together the top teams in the country to compete for national titles across six men’s and women’s divisions, including: Men’s Premier: 32 teamsWomen’s Premier: 16 teamsMen’s Division I Club: 8 teamsWomen’s Division I Club: 11 teams Men’s Division II: 16 teamsMen’s Small College: 28…

USA Women’s Sevens Head Coach Emilie Bydwell has selected the thirteen-player traveling roster for the upcoming HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop in Langford, British Columbia. The team is in fourth place after the team last played in Malaga and Seville, Spain with only two remaining stops remaining in Langford and Toulouse, France. The United States begins pool play against Fiji at 9:30 AM PT on Saturday, April 30 before playing New Zealand and England that day. Knockout rounds are the next day on Sunday, May 1 with all matches of HSBC Langford Sevens streaming live on Peacock. USA WOMEN’S…

The USA Men’s Sevens returns to BC Place in Vancouver for the 2022 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The USA is in a pool with Kenya, England, and Singapore Sevens Cup winners, Fiji. This is the only grouping to feature all top-10 ranked teams on the current series, a pool of death. Adam Channel, who started Sunday for the LA Giltinis against Rugby New York, joins the USA squad, in place of David Still who is out with injury. The USA Men finished sixth last weekend in Singapore after starting 3-0 start in pool play. The team is a mixture…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release North America’s best male and female athletes to compete for the first-of-its-kind championship prize (NEW YORK, March 31, 2022) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) announced its nationwide expansion into new cities in 2022. The league’s tournaments will bring the famous rugby sevens festival experience to Major League Soccer (MLS) stadiums in San Jose at PayPal Park (Saturday, July 9), Washington, D.C. at Audi Field (Saturday, July 16), and Austin at Q2 Stadium (Saturday, July 30).  As the first league of its kind with men’s and women’s teams competing under one umbrella with equal pay, each PR7s event…

Update: DMontae Noble, who will make his debut, replaced Stephen Tomasin, who is injured, ahead of the Singapore Sevens. Head Coach Mike Friday has selected his 13-player traveling squad for Singapore Sevens on April 9-10, and the Vancouver Sevens on April 16-17. Matches will be broadcast live on NBC’s streaming platform Peacock. Both Lucas Lacamp and Folau Niua return to the team after missing the Spain Sevens Series in Malaga and Seville in January. Malacchi Esdale and Ben Broselle return from injury and named to the squad for the first time this season. The USA advanced to the quarterfinals in…

AEG Rugby Release The premier domestic event of the rugby season, USA Rugby 7s Collegiate Championships (R7CC), will take place at Kennesaw State University’s (KSU) Fifth Third Bank Stadium from May 14th through 15th, 2022. R7CC is the official national championship tournament for both men’s and women’s collegiate 7s and will be broadcast live on NBC, CNBC, and Peacock. The tournament will include over 60 teams across three division tiers. Men’s teams will be broken into Gold (D1A), Red (D1 Club), and Blue (D2) divisions while women’s teams will compete in Gold (D1 Elite and NIRA), Red (D1), and Blue…

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