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USA Rugby Release – AALINA TABANI • SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 Seven players could earn their first cap in Head Coach Mike Friday’s young and exciting squad for Vancouver (Sept 18-19) and Edmonton (Sept 25-26) rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Led by Kevon Williams as Captain, the squad will face Canada, Germany and Chile in Pool C for the first official Series event since the pandemic hit in 2020. Matches are streamed LIVE on NBC’s family of networks with exact channels to be confirmed later this week. Full schedule and info is available here. Roster Highlights: Five players bring…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release From Memphis Inner City Rugby to Highest Professional Level in the U.S. — Memphis-natives Calvin Gentry and Donovan Norphlet will launch their pro careers in their hometown on Oct. 9 Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the new sports league featuring the top U.S. rugby sevens athletes, announced today they have signed two alumni of the Memphis Inner City Rugby program.  Calvin Gentry, a graduate of the University of Memphis, and fellow Memphis-native Donovan Norphlet will play for the Mid-South Headliners as part of the launch of Premier Rugby Sevens at AutoZone Park on Saturday, Oct. 9. Tickets…

USA Rugby Release It’s been a long 18 months since COVID-19 forced all levels of the game to its heels, disrupting training, competition and talent identification opportunities. With the Olympics now in the rearview, Head Coach Mike Friday and the USA Men’s Sevens will begin a new cycle, starting Monday, where eight up-and-coming players will attend high performance camp ahead of Edmonton and Vancouver World Series stops. Camp attendees: Adam Channel | Hooker, Giltinis (RugbyTown 7s), Belmont Shore (Club 7s)Shawn Clark | Forward, USA U23s (RugbyTown 7s)Aaron Cummings | Forward, Houston (RugbyTown 7s), Chicago Lions (Club 7s)Jerome Nale | Halfback, Santa…

Premier Rugby Sevens/USA Rugby Release USA Rugby today announced an official sanctioning agreement with Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) as the highest level of domestic seven-a-side rugby. As part of the partnership, the two organizations will launch the Talent Transfer Project, which is designed to welcome high performance athletes in other sports into the USA Eagle and Premier Rugby Sevens pathway. The initiative looks to expand on rugby sevens recruitment of crossover athletes like Naya Tapper and Perry Baker, who have signed with PR7s. The first year will make two stops across the southern region of the United States starting September…

Premium Rugby Sevens Release New league to debut in Memphis on Oct. 9 and feature male and female Olympians from Team USA (NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2021) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the new sports league that will debut with the top U.S. men and women Olympic players, today unveiled the league’s six-team brands. Along with logos, regions, and color schemes, PR7s confirmed the following team names: Experts Headliners Locals Loggerheads Loonies The Team As a North American-based league, each brand represents a specific region of North America.  The Loonies will hail from the North. The Team will represent Texas and…

USA Rugby Release The USA Men’s U23 has assembled in Colorado for the annual RugbyTown 7s invitational tournament taking place August 20-22 at Infinity Park. Live stream and tickets are available at RugbyTown7s.com. RugbyTown marks Head Coach Colton Cariaga’s first outing with the Men’s Under-23s as the tournament itself returns following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The United States will face SoCal Griffins, SaberCats, D-Block, Santa Rosa, and Oregon Sharks in Pool B. The roster features an exciting lineup of collegiate talent with two crossover athletes from the Colorado XOs. RugbyTown 7s serves as a primary showcase for national…

Starfire Sports in Tukwila, home of Major League Rugby’s Seattle Seawolves, will host the 2021 USA National Club Rugby 7s Tournament on August 14–15, 2021. The tournament is presented by the Washington Athletic Club, the event’s primary sponsor. The tournament will be streamed on The Rugby Network beginning at Noon ET on August 14. The USA Club 7s Nationals began in 1985 and since then thousands of college and club players have played in qualifying events to crown a national men’s and women’s champion. Tukwila’s Starfire Sports was previously the host of the 2014 national 7s championship, the first major…

Rugbytown 7s Release Glendale, CO, Aug. 13, 2021 – Coloradans looking to continue the magic of international competition need look no farther than theRugbyTown Sevens Tournament where 20 teams from around the globe descend on Glendale’sInfinity Park Aug. 20-22 to compete in this quick and dynamic game of pure athletic spectacle. “This tournament defines rugby greatness,” says Linda Cassaday, Glendale City Manager. “Infinity Park will be buzzing with athletes from around the world. Keep your eyes peeled for Olympians! Since RugbyTown Sevens is where the top teams come to play, you just may spot one or two.” In this style…

USA Rugby Release by Aalina Tabani, Photo: Mike Lee / KLC Fotos TOKYO, JPN. (August 5, 2021). – Following the conclusion of rugby competition at the Tokyo Olympics, Chris Brown has decided to leave his position as Head Coach of the USA Women’s 7s National Team to pursue new professional opportunities. Along with Brown, USA Women’s Head of Physical Performance and Assistant Coach Matt Long has also decided to move on so he can be closer to his family in New Zealand. Coach Brown said: “I will always support this team and be cheering on each individual. I want to…

Washington Athletic Club Release National tournament comes to Tukwila on August 14–15, 2021 Starfire Sports in Tukwila, home of Major League Rugby’s two-time champion Seattle Seawolves, will host the 2021 USA National Rugby 7s Tournament on August 14–15, 2021. The tournament is presented by the Washington Athletic Club, the event’s primary sponsor. Started in 1985,the national 7s tournament is a critical event in the landscape of American rugby as thousands of college players pour into 7s programs to participate in qualifiers for the event. Tukwila’s Starfire Sports was previously the host of the 2014 national 7s championship, the first major…

The USA Women’s Rugby Sevens Team lost 17-7 to Australia in the 5th place final. The USA had defeated China 33-14 in a 5th place semifinal, and in the other 5th place semifinal Australia beat ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) 35-7. Recap The USA entered the match having beaten Australia 14-12 in pool play. Defense ruled this match, but Australia jumped out to a 10-0 lead at the break on the strength of tries by Nathan and by Ashby. Kristi Kirshe scored the lone USA try midway in the second half with Nicole Heavirland converting to cut the lead to 10-7.…

The USA Women’s Rugby Sevens Team defeated China 33-14 in a 5th place semifinal The other 5th place semifinal has ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) losing to Australia 35-7. The USA Women ended its Olympic medal hopes after a 21-12 loss to Great Britain in the Quarterfinals. China, who the USA beat 28-14 in their opening Pool C match, lost 24-10 in the quarterfinals to France. China has proved to be a formidable opponent during these Olympic Games. They are a disciplined team and their losses to Core HSBC World Sevens Series teams have been by two tries. The USA Women…

The USA Women’s Rugby Sevens Team ended its Olympic medal hopes after a 21-12 loss to Great Britain in the Quarterfinals. The USA women have represented their country well and move to the 5th place semifinals in a rematch against China at 10:30 AM Japan Time (9:30 PM ET) on NBCOlympics.com. The other 5th place semifinal has ROC (Russia) facing Australia. Great Britain will face France in the semifinals of the medal round. The other medal semifinal features New Zealand against Fiji. QF Build-Up The USA Women’s Rugby Sevens Team and Great Britain played each other in the Quest for…

The USA Women’s Rugby Sevens Olympic Team won Pool C play with a 14-12 win against defending Gold Medalist Australia. The USA will meet Pool A 2nd place, likely Great Britain, in the medal quarterfinals, while Australia faces Fiji. The final Pool A match between New Zealand and Russia OC was delayed due to lightning, postponing the matches start for a minimum of an hour. That match impacts the 7th and 8th seeds in the quarterfinals, as well as in the 9th place semi-finals. If New Zealand defeats Russia by 34 points, then Canada is the 8th seed. If Russia…

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