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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…

National Collegiate Rugby Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) has finalized a field of 110 teams for the 2022 Collegiate Rugby Championships in New Orleans. Hosted by MLR’s NOLA Gold, the national championship tournament will be played at the Shrine on Airline stadium and adjacent fields over Memorial Day, May 28-30. The three-day Collegiate Rugby Championship will bring together the top teams in the country to compete for national titles across six men’s and women’s divisions, including: Men’s Premier: 32 teamsWomen’s Premier: 16 teamsMen’s Division I Club: 8 teamsWomen’s Division I Club: 11 teams Men’s Division II: 16 teamsMen’s Small College: 28…

USA Women’s Sevens Head Coach Emilie Bydwell has selected the thirteen-player traveling roster for the upcoming HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop in Langford, British Columbia. The team is in fourth place after the team last played in Malaga and Seville, Spain with only two remaining stops remaining in Langford and Toulouse, France. The United States begins pool play against Fiji at 9:30 AM PT on Saturday, April 30 before playing New Zealand and England that day. Knockout rounds are the next day on Sunday, May 1 with all matches of HSBC Langford Sevens streaming live on Peacock. USA WOMEN’S…

The USA Men’s Sevens returns to BC Place in Vancouver for the 2022 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The USA is in a pool with Kenya, England, and Singapore Sevens Cup winners, Fiji. This is the only grouping to feature all top-10 ranked teams on the current series, a pool of death. Adam Channel, who started Sunday for the LA Giltinis against Rugby New York, joins the USA squad, in place of David Still who is out with injury. The USA Men finished sixth last weekend in Singapore after starting 3-0 start in pool play. The team is a mixture…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release North America’s best male and female athletes to compete for the first-of-its-kind championship prize (NEW YORK, March 31, 2022) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) announced its nationwide expansion into new cities in 2022. The league’s tournaments will bring the famous rugby sevens festival experience to Major League Soccer (MLS) stadiums in San Jose at PayPal Park (Saturday, July 9), Washington, D.C. at Audi Field (Saturday, July 16), and Austin at Q2 Stadium (Saturday, July 30).  As the first league of its kind with men’s and women’s teams competing under one umbrella with equal pay, each PR7s event…

Update: DMontae Noble, who will make his debut, replaced Stephen Tomasin, who is injured, ahead of the Singapore Sevens. Head Coach Mike Friday has selected his 13-player traveling squad for Singapore Sevens on April 9-10, and the Vancouver Sevens on April 16-17. Matches will be broadcast live on NBC’s streaming platform Peacock. Both Lucas Lacamp and Folau Niua return to the team after missing the Spain Sevens Series in Malaga and Seville in January. Malacchi Esdale and Ben Broselle return from injury and named to the squad for the first time this season. The USA advanced to the quarterfinals in…

AEG Rugby Release The premier domestic event of the rugby season, USA Rugby 7s Collegiate Championships (R7CC), will take place at Kennesaw State University’s (KSU) Fifth Third Bank Stadium from May 14th through 15th, 2022. R7CC is the official national championship tournament for both men’s and women’s collegiate 7s and will be broadcast live on NBC, CNBC, and Peacock. The tournament will include over 60 teams across three division tiers. Men’s teams will be broken into Gold (D1A), Red (D1 Club), and Blue (D2) divisions while women’s teams will compete in Gold (D1 Elite and NIRA), Red (D1), and Blue…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release Premier Rugby Sevens to Hold Open Trials in Southern California on March 6 New League in Search of Male and Female Talent for 2022 Season (NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2022) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), which will launch its first multi-city season in the U.S. later this year, announced they will hold the PR7s West Coast Open Trials on Sunday, March 6. The tryouts will take place at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park, hosted by Rhinos Rugby in San Clemente, Calif. PR7s previously announced they will host the PR7s East Coast Open Trials at the Charlotte Rugby Club on Sunday, Feb.…

PRSevens Release Premier Rugby Sevens Names Former Wisconsin Badgers Executive as League’s First Director of Brand Marketing Jessica Burda to lead marketing initiatives for groundbreaking league (NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2022) Premier Rugby Sevens(PR7s), which will launch its first multi-city season in the U.S. later this year, announced that Jessica Burda has been named Director of Brand Marketing for the league. As the former Director of Brand Communications for the Wisconsin Badgers, Burda will lead the marketing for PR7s, the first U.S. sports league to debut with men and women earning equal pay. “Jessica’s tremendous track record in building audiences and…

USA Rugby Release The USA Women’s 7s National Team are Gold Medal Champions in Malaga, the third stop in the 2021-22 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Finishing their last tournament in seventh place, the USA women are showing constant evolution on the world stage, now ranked fourth overall with two events to go. Head Coach Emilie Bydwell said: “We’re just really proud of the players. We’re in a growth period and we’re looking forward to the Rugby World Cup and the Paris Olympics. The work they did over the block to get ready for this competition and then the way…

USA Rugby Release The USA Men’s 7s National Team went 4-2, finishing sixth, at the first HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event of 2022. Ranked fourth overall this season, the group experienced highs and lows as a young squad continues to learn from the ruthlessness of the World Series. Head Coach Mike Friday said: “As expected, it has been a rollercoaster of a weekend where we have played some good stuff as well as some pretty poor stuff over the three days. “We were hugely disappointed with the last five minutes of the Australia game as well as the last…

Tropical Sevens Release Next Phase Rugby announced as the official college recruitment partner for 2022 Tropical 7s. Next Phase Rugby is an online platform that connects college rugby programs with high school rugby players. The app launched in May, and has quickly become the largest online rugby recruiting platform in the country, with hundreds of high school players from the USA and abroad. The college database includes hundreds of men’s and women’s teams across all collegiate divisions. TROPICAL 7s has established itself as one of the world’s leading youth rugby 7s tournaments, bringing school and university age teams from around…

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