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The USA Rugby Club 7s Nationals will be held at the Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex in Madison, Wisconsin beginning August 12. Tickets are available at the Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex gate for as low as $5 for non-players. 2023 USA Club 7s National Championship Schedule » Watch the 2023 USA Club 7s National Championships LIVE » 2023 USA Club 7s National Women’s Pools POOL A POOL B POOL C POOL D (1) Scion (2) Wash Athletic Club (3) Chicago Lions (4) Camp Pendleton (9) Boston (7) Phoenix (6) Slaughterhouse (5) Chicago North Shore (8) Atlanta 2.0 (10) San Diego Surfers…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release (WASHINGTON, DC, July 31, 2023) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the first league with women’s and men’s teams competing under one umbrella with equal pay, will host the 2023 PR7s Championship on Sunday, Aug. 6, from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET. Audi Field will welcome some of the top global male and female players who will compete in single elimination 8-match championship tournament for a nationally televised audience. The 2023 PR7s Championship tournament is the culmination of a season-long competition with eight franchises and 16 teams, who competed in a total of 32 regular season games since June. Half…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release NEW YORK, May 23, 2023) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the highest professional level of rugby sevens in the United States, announced additional global rugby stars from New Zealand have signed with the league for the 2023 season. Stacey Waaka and Manaia Nuku will play for the women’s New York Locals, while Tysha Ikenasio and Kelsey Teneti will suit up for the women’s Texas Team. Rhodes Featherstone will play for the men’s Texas Team, and Kitiona Vai will join the Southern Headliners. As one of the most dominant players in the world, Waaka led the Black Ferns…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release Premier Rugby Sevens, the highest professional level of rugby sevens in the United States, announced global rugby superstar Ruby Tui has signed with the league for the 2023 season. Tui will join one of the eight U.S.-based franchises to compete for the PR7s Championship. Featuring male and female players competing under one umbrella with equal pay, PR7s will bring five tournaments across America starting June 17. Tui is one of rugby’s most significant international stars and captivating personalities, leading New Zealand at the highest levels in rugby sevens and rugby fifteens. She won a gold medal…

The USA Men’s Sevens squad head to the Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens and HSBC Singapore Sevens next weekend. They will need medal performances if they want to achieve early qualification for the 2024 Olympics, where only 13 points separate the USA from that coveted top-four ranking. The USA has strong opponents in their Pool C matchups in Hong Kong with Australia, Japan, and Spain slated for Friday and Saturday. The team includes Lucas Lacamp, who rejoins the team following an injury in Cape Town last December. Pita Vi joins the USA traveling squad for the first time with an opportunity…

The USA Women’s Eagles Sevens is preparing for the Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, where a quarterfinal appearance would ensure early qualification to the 2024 Olympics. The Eagles have medaled in each tournament so far, and hope to keep the streak going. The Team will have pool matches against Japan, Spain, and France. Unfortunately for the team, Ilona Maher will miss out on the remainder of the 2023 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series following an ankle injury sustained in practice and Sammy Sullivan reports for military obligations. Steph Rovetti, a flyhalf/center will return to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens pitch for…

Premier Rugby Release Premier Rugby Sevens announced their 2023 coaches for the league’s sixteen teams that will battle for the 2023 PR7s Championships. In addition to planning and executing strategies on the field, the coaches will also identify protected players and select talent through the 2023 PR7s Expansion Draft. PR7s doubled the number of teams this year, including the addition of expansion franchises in the Bay Area and Pittsburgh. The following coaches have been confirmed, according to PR7s General Manager Mike Tolkin: Eastern Conference coaches: New York Locals men Tui Osborne, head coach Ethan Pougnet, assistant coach New York Locals…

The HSBC World Sevens Series’ seventh stop, the Vancouver Sevens, takes place in Vancouver March 3-5 ab BC Place. The USA is within 10 points in the standings of qualifying for the Olympics. The top 4 teams at the end of the 12th tournament gain automatic entry into the Olympics. The team is in a difficult pool where they will face New Zealand, Samoa, and Spain,  the three teams the USA fell to in their home tournament last weekend. Cody Melphy will join the squad in Vancouver as Joe Schroeder returns home to recover from an injury sustained in Los…

The USA Women’s Sevens squad will play in the 2023 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Vancouver Sevens on March 3-5 at BC Place. The USA currently is in third place in the series standings with the top four earning Olympic qualification. Head Coach Emilie Bydwell’s roster includes the 2023 core roster this year with 2020 Olympians Alev Kelter and Ariana Ramsey returning to the Sevens Series for the first time this season. Kelter returned to Chula Vista after competing in the Allianz Premiere 15s last season, leading to an appearance in the Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand with…

The HSBC World Sevens Series Los Angles Sevens will kick off at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday, February 25, and be streamed LIVE on Peacock. The USA team finds itself in Pool A, which has their first match against #3 Samoa, before facing $1 New Zealand. They then end pool play against Chile, who last played in the Series at the Vancouver Sevens in 2021. The USA enters the tournament in 7th place, with the point differential between third and seventh being two points. Nine teams are chasing the four automatic Olympic qualification places with the other six teams…

LA Sevens Release In just a few weeks, the world of rugby is coming back to Los Angeles as the HSBC LA Sevens returns February 25th and 26th. With the recent announcement of both the Men’s and Women’s Rugby World Cup both coming to the USA in 2031 (Men’s) and 2033 (Women’s), and coupled with rugby being one of the sports of the Olympic Games in 2028, rugby is primed for massive growth in America in what experts are referring to it as a “golden decade of rugby in the U.S.” The weekend will also feature broadcast coverage across multiple NBC platforms, including live television coverage on CNBC. World Rugby Chairman,…

PRSevens Release Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), North America’s top-tier women’s and men’s rugby sevens competition, today announced the name of their Western Pennsylvania franchise – the Pittsburgh Steeltoes Rugby Club. The expansion franchise will host the PR7s 2023 Eastern Conference Finals at Highmark Stadium on Sunday, July 23. The festival-style tournament features men’s and women’s teams for the Steeltoes, Texas Team, Southern Headliners, and New York Locals. The Steeltoes will also host an open tryout in search of local talent on Sunday, March 19. With plans to host five tournaments in 2023, each PR7s event will boast a party-like atmosphere with bands, DJs, games, and…

The USA Women’s Eagles Sevens travel to Hamilton, New Zealand for the first tournament of 2023 in their quest for Olympic qualification. The Eagles will face Spain, Brazil, and Ireland  in pool play beginning on Friday, January 20. All matches will be live on Peacock. Head Coach Emilie Bydwell retains the core group of athletes that played in Dubai and Cape Town and enters the Hamiilton stop with a third-place World ranking. Lauren Doyle returns to the pitch after injury, in her now 10th HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, and joins Naya Tapper as co-captain. Sammy Sullivan returns to the…

The USA Rugby Men’s Sevens Team will travel to Hamilton, New Zealand, and Sydney, Australia for the HSBC Sevens Series, ranked fourth in the HSBC Sevens Series. They want to continue their performance en route to Olympic qualification for Paris 2024. The Hamilton Sevens kicks off at 4:16 p.m. ET on Friday, January 20 in a clash against Japan. All matches will be live on Peacock. Head coach Mike Friday’s traveling squad is led by Captain Kevon Williams and is similar to the last two stops in Dubai and Cape Town apart from Lacamp’s absence and Adam Channel joining the…

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