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World Rugby Release Funding boost of US$2.5 million to optimize teams’ Olympic preparations for Tokyo Games HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2021 contingency plans progressing towards a return to action in Hong Kong and Singapore in April 2021 Events in Hamilton and Sydney will not take place in 2021 Series, returning in 2022 Supplementary competition opportunities being developed at a regional and cross-regional level to provide Olympic qualified teams with further preparation in addition to Series tournaments Rugby sevens expected to be one of the hottest tickets of the Tokyo Games, following the outstanding success of Rugby World Cup 2019…

Manu Samoa Rugby Release The Samoa Rugby Union confirms the appointment of Muliagatele Brian Lima as the new Head Coach of Manu Samoa Sevens. Samoa Rugby Union Chief Executive Officer, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai confirms the appointment of Muliagatele following the Board meeting this evening. An independent chaired panel and representatives have recommended Muliagatele’s appointment following a lengthy and rigorous process that attracted applications from all around the World. The recommendations was endorsed and ratified by the Samoa Rugby Union Board at its meeting early this evening. “We want to congratulate Muliagatele on his appointment to lead our Manu Samoa Sevens…

World Rugby Release Working group formed to review schedule for a safe, secure and impactful return to action Combined events in Dubai and Cape Town will not take place in 2021 Series Health and wellbeing of the rugby community and the wider public remains the top priority New Zealand was awarded men’s and women’s titles as 2020 Series concluded – read here Following the recently announced conclusion of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with New Zealand confirmed as both men’s and women’s champions, World Rugby and its partners are continuing to focus on…

World Rugby Release The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organising committee and the International Olympic Committee have announced the revised competition schedule for the Tokyo Olympic Games which were postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the opening ceremony now set for 23 July, 2021. In a reverse from the previous edition in Rio, the men’s rugby sevens competition will take place first, running over three days from 26-28 July, with the women’s competition following on 29-31 July, which sees the gold medal match falling on ‘Super Saturday’ – traditionally a highlight of the Games.The organising committee has…

World Rugby ReleaseFollowing a comprehensive consultation process, the remaining rounds of the women’s and men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 in Langford, London, Paris, Singapore, and Hong Kong have been cancelled due to the ongoing and dynamic global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the 2020 Series to an early conclusion. The decision follows detailed and constructive dialogue with the host and participating unions, and has been taken with the health and wellbeing of the rugby community and the wider public as the top priority, and in line with the relevant national government and public health authority advice. New…

USA Rugby Release by Aalina Tabani It was the classic story of an American rugby player. Gavan D’Amore grew up knowing nothing of the sport with no reason to follow it. And who could blame him? His father immigrated from Honduras to the United States with a mountain of raw, unhindered, athletic talent that translated in spades on the basketball court. D’Amore would hear stories of skill and notoriety that he only hoped to one day grow into himself. In high school, he channeled that energy into football and basketball but neither truly fit the bill. Where basketball suited his…

USA Rugby Release The USA Women’s Sevens will host weekly educational webinars on YouTube LIVE every Wednesday at 4 PM ET from April 22 to May 13, 2020.  Webinars will be led by national team players and Head Coach Chris Brown spanning a variety of topics. The full schedule for webinars is as follows:  Wednesday, April 22 – Cohesion & Culture – LINK TO JOIN Wednesday, April 29  – Olympic Campaign – LINK TO JOIN Wednesday, May 6 – Challenges working with a Team – LINK TO JOIN Wednesday, May 13 – Aspects of Play – LINK TO JOIN  Each…

USA Rugby Release The USA Men’s Sevens will host a weekly show on @USARugby’s Instagram LIVE every Tuesday at 4:30 PM ET from April 21 to June 9, 2020. Titled, Chow Down with the Dawgs, the show invites young athletes, youth clubs and fans to interact with player-driven conversations, where audiences can ask face-to-face questions, learn more about each squad member and gain insight into the life of a national team player. Each week will incorporate different players from the USA Men’s Sevens residency pool with the first session featuring Danny Barrett and Pat Blair. Players for each show will…

2020 Canada Sevens 5th Place Final The HSBC Canada Sevens was held on March 7-8, 2020 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The USA opened pool play with a 19-5 win over Samoa, defeated Scotland 28-12, and concluded pool play losing 29-7 to Australia to finish second in Pool D. The USA met South Africa in the Cup Quarterfinals, losing 26-10 and the USA defeated Fiji  40-14 in the 5th place semifinal. The Eagles Sevens meet England in the 5th place fina, losing 26-24. The USA vs England Recap The USA Men’s Sevens comeback against England was…

The HSBC Canada Sevens was held on March 7-8, 2020 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The USA opened pool play with a 19-5 win over Samoa, defeated Scotland 28-12, and concluded pool play losing 29-7 to Australia to finish second in Pool D. The USA met South Africa in the Cup Quarterfinals, losing 26-10 and the USA defeated Fiji  40-14 in the 5th place semifinal. The Eagles Sevens will meet England, who beat Spain, in the 5th place final at 8:31 pm ET. The USA vs Fiji Recap Fiji opened the match by not kicking the…

The USA Loses in 2020 Canada Sevens Cup Quarterfinals The HSBC Canada Sevens is being held on March 7-8, 2020 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The USA Men’s Sevens finished fifth in Los Angeles after losing their Cup Quarterfinal to South Africa and claimed 13 points towards their Series standing. They are now ranked seventh overall with three stops until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The USA is in Pool D and will face the same opponents as they did in Los Angeles in Samoa, Scotland, and Australia. The original Series format will return for Vancouver…

The HSBC Canada Sevens is being held on March 7-8, 2020 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The USA Men’s Sevens finished fifth in Los Angeles after losing their Cup Quarterfinal to South Africa and claimed 13 points towards their Series standing. They are now ranked seventh overall with three stops until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The USA is in Pool D and will face the same opponents as they did in Los Angeles in Samoa, Scotland, and Australia. The original Series format will return for Vancouver with the top two teams in each pool advancing…

The HSBC Canada Sevens is being held on March 7-8, 2020 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The USA Men’s Sevens finished fifth in Los Angeles after losing their Cup Quarterfinal to South Africa and claimed 13 points towards their Series standing. They are now ranked seventh overall with three stops until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The USA is in Pool D and will face the same opponents as they did in Los Angeles in Samoa, Scotland, and Australia. The original Series format will return for Vancouver with the top two teams in each pool advancing…

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