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The USA Women’s Sevens team will compete in their third tournament of the 2019-2020 HSBC Sevens Series in Cape Town from December 13-15 on NBC Sports Gold. The team is currently tied with New Zealand in first-place after winning gold in Glendale and bronze in Dubai. It was their sixth straight medal and an eighth straight semifinal appearance since last season. Head Coach Chris Brown has made one change to the roster with Kasey McCravey on the squad and Kayla Canett moving to an injury reserve. Kristi Kirshe was selected to the Dream Team at Dubai and Alev Kelter also…

The USA Men’s Sevens team will compete in their second tournament of the 2019-2020 HSBC Sevens Series in Cape Town from December 13-15 on NBC Sports Gold. The USA Men currently are in eighth place in the 2019-2020 HSBC Sevens Series standings. This year’s format of teams exiting the tournament after a loss in the quarterfinals is controversial. Places 5-8 are then determined based on team point differential in all matches. It means that four of the sixteen teams play six matches while the others play four. It provides fewer opportunities for reserves to gain valuable playing time and will…

The USA Men’s Sevens Team entered the 2019-2020 HSBC World Sevens Series ranked second in the world and faced Ireland, Scotland, and Australia in Pool B at the 2019 Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens. The USA won their first two matches, 24-19 over Ireland and 31-21 over Scotland. Penalties and a yellow card had Australia capitalizing to win the pool 24-12. The USA Men’s Sevens Team exits the HSBC Dubai Sevens after a 26-7 quarterfinal loss to New Zealand. The team now turns its attention to round two at the Cape Town Sevens next 13-15 December. HSBC World Sevens Series standings…

The USA earned the bronze medal in the second round of the 2019-2020 HSBC World Series Sevens, the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens 5-7 December 2019. The USA entered the tournament first-place in the world after Claiming the Cup at the USA Sevens in Glendale. The USA opened the Dubai Sevens with a 29-7 win over Brazil and followed with a 33-14 victory over Russia. This set up a match between the USA and rivals Canada with the Women’s Eagles Sevens emerging with a 34-10 win. In the Cup Quarterfinals, the USA defeated Russia 28-7 and then fell to eventual cup…

U The USA Men’s Sevens Team entered the 2019-2020 HSBC World Sevens Series ranked second in the world and faced Ireland, Scotland, and Australia in Pool B at the 2019 Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens. The USA won their first two matches, 24-19 over Ireland and 31-21 over Scotland. Penalties and a yellow card had Australia capitalizing to win the pool 24-12. The USA will face Pool C winner New Zealand in the Cup Quarterfinals at 2:36 am ET on Saturday, while Australia meets Samoa. Other Cup Quarterfinal matches include France vs England and South Africa vs Argentina. Noteworthy is Fiji…

The second round of the 2019-2020 HSBC World Series Sevens is being held at the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens 5-7 December 2019. The USA entered the tournament first-place in the world after Claiming the Cup at the USA Sevens in Glendale. The USA opened the Dubai Sevens with a 29-7 win over Brazil and followed with a 33-14 victory over Russia. This set up a match between the USA and rivals Canada with the Women’s Eagles Sevens emerging with a 34-10 win. The USA will face Russia in the Cup Quarterfinals at 1:50 am ET, while Canada faces France in…

The USA Men’s National Team Sevens opens the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2019-2020 season in Dubai on 5-7 December 2019. The matches will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Gold. The Eagles Sevens finished second in the world last year and were the most consistent team on the circuit last season. In ten tournaments, the USA was the only nation to reach every semifinal and held a No. 1 world ranking for seven stops. The Four straight silver, one gold and two bronze medals they achieved, matched the number of podium finishes the U.S. had claimed in its entire…

The USA Women’s Eagles Sevens Team opened the 2019-2020 HSBC World Rugby Sevens with their first home gold medal at home at the USA Sevens in Glendale. It was also their second ever in consecutive tournaments, with the win in Biarritz to conclude the 2018-19 season. The second round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series will be in Dubai on December 5-7 and will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Gold. Head Coach Chris Brown has made two changes from Glendale with Kris Thomas and Kayla Canett rejoining the squad. Thomas was unavailable for the previous tournament due to…

The inaugural RugbyX tournament, an international Rugby Union tournament approved by World Rugby and the RFU, was held at The O2, London on 29th October 2019. The Women’s Final was won by England over the USA after the one-on-one following the regulation 20-20 tie. This gave England the ball first. They scored three times to two for the USA for the win. Based on the laws, the USA did not have the opportunity to tie the match after England’s third try. The Men’s Final was won by Argentina 25-15 over Ireland. RugbyX was played under existing Rugby Union Laws in…

The Athlete Factory International Sevens was held on 25-26 October in Chester, England and included last year’s participants England, France, Spain, Ireland and the USA along with South Africa, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Jamaica and an Invitational team, The Ramblin Jesters, this year. The USA Men’s Sevens team won the Plate Final over Hong Kong, with Spain defeating Jamaica for 7th and the Ramblin Jesters beating Nigeria for 9th place. The Bronze went to France with a win over England, while the Cup went to Ireland with a win over South Africa. Pools Pool A: USA, France, Ireland, Jamaica, Nigeria Pool…

The USA Women’s Sevens have named their squad for RugbyX, a new five-on-five tournament that will be held at The O2 in London on Oct 29. Assistant Coach Warren Abrahams will be the head coach for the event for the USA. The team includes six of the 12 players that recently won gold at home in Glendale, CO for the opening round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, while seven also won silver just before that at the Pan American Games in Lima. Alev Kelter, the most capped USA Women’s Sevens player, will serve as co-captain alongside Kayla Canett.…

USA Men’s Sevens Head Coach Mike Friday has selected a 16-player extended squad for two preseason tournaments in AF International Sevens (Oct 25-26) and RugbyX (Oct 29) which are being held in England. The squad includes a mix of players from the USA Sevens Residency Program, with Carlin Isles, Perry Baker, Danny Barrett, Stephen Tomasin joining others to develop cohesion and to increase depth ahead of the Olympic year ahead. Maku Unufe also returns to the team after missing last season. The Athlete Factory International Sevens will include England, France, Spain and Ireland joining the USA again along with South…

The HSBC USA Women’s Sevens Series was held in Glendale, Colorado on October 5-6, 2019. The USA won back-to-back HSBC Women’s Series titles with a 26-7 win over Australia. In the Bronze Final, New Zealand defeated France 31-14 and in the 5th Place Final, Spain beat Canada 12-7. The remaining teams were Russia (7), Ireland (8), England (9), Japan (10), Fiji (11), and Brazil (12). Cup Final: USA vs Australia Alve Kelter opened the scoring with a try 90 seconds into the match and then converted for a 7-0 lead. Australia responded as Ellia Green sped away for a try…

The HSBC USA Women’s Sevens will take place from October 5-6, 2019 at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado. The USA Women’s Sevens will open the World Rugby Sevens Series for the 2019-2020 season. All matches will be broadcast LIVE on NBC Sports Gold. Tickets are available at usawomens7sglendale.com. Last season the USA Women’s Eagles Sevens teams collected medals in five of six tournaments, including their first-ever gold at the season finale in Biarritz. The group reached the semifinals at every event, were one of only four teams to qualify for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and reached a world No.…

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