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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…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), North America’s top-tier women’s and men’s rugby sevens competition, today announced the Texas Team will host the 2023 Eastern Conference Kickoff tournament, which will mark the start of the 2023 PR7s season. The festival-style event will take place at Q2 Stadium in Austin on Saturday, June 17. PR7s returns to the site of its 2022 Championship Weekend, which was the first non-soccer sporting event in the stadium. The Austin tournament is the first event to be announced for the 2023 season. The full PR7s schedule will take place in markets across the United States and will…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), North America’s top-tier women’s and men’s rugby sevens competition, today announced a significant expansion and new competitive format for its 2023 season. The transformation will double the number of franchises that competed last summer and explicitly connect each franchise to a specific region or city for the first time. “The fan response to PR7s has been off the charts,” said Owen Scannell, CEO of Premier Rugby Sevens. “We wanted to give our fans the chance to have a professional team of their own and place teams into cities and markets. Our franchises…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release Coming off its first multi-city season in 2022, Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) will host Open Trials in eight markets across North America starting in January 2023. The professional league is searching for male and female athletes who will compete for an opportunity to make a roster alongside Olympians and national team players for the 2023 PR7s season. The Open Trial schedule includes the following: Saturday, Jan. 7 – Austin, Texas Saturday, Jan. 21 – San Clemente, Calif. Sunday, Jan. 22 – San Jose, Calif. Sunday, Feb. 19 – Charlotte, N.C. Sunday, March 12 – Washington, D.C. Sunday, March 19 – Pittsburgh, Pa.…

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…

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