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The inaugural World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series will take place in Viña del Mar, Chile, on 15-16 February 2020. The match schedule and pools for the first leg in Chile were just revealed. Sixteen international teams will compete across two matchdays in the first of two Sevens Challenger Series tournaments to be hosted in South America.The Challenge Series consists of two legs played in South America in Viña del Mar, Chile (15-16 February 2020), and in Montevideo, Uruguay (22-23 February 2020).Thirteen nations earned their place in the Challenger Series by finishing as the top-ranked nations not already competing in the…

The third tournament of the HSBC Sevens Series will take place in Hamilton, New Zeland on January 24-26 ET and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Gold.  Head Coach Mike Friday has made three changes from the Cape Town tournament with Ben Pinkelman, Martin Iosefo, and Marcus Tupuola returning to the group. Both Pinkelman and Iosefo were rested after competing in Rugby World Cup Japan 2019. Tupuola will be an injury reserve with all three players preparing for their first tournament of the season. In a USA milestone, captain Madison Hughes will play in his 50th World Series event. Hughes is the highest…

The USA Men’s Falcons have been named for the McDonald’s Coral Coast 7s that will be held on January 16-17 (based on Eastern time) in Sigatoka, Fiji at Lawaqa Park. The tournament features 44 invitational teams in men’s, women’s and youth events. A total of 16 teams make up the men’s sector. Senior USA Men’s Sevens assistant coach Phil Greening is the head coach of the Falcons at the Coral Coast Sevens. The Falcons will face Natadra, Tabadamu, and the Stallions in Pool C starting at 4:36 PM ET on Thursday, January 16. Matches are streamed LIVE on the tournament’s…

The USA Women’s Sevens team finished in fifth place in the Cape Town Sevens, which was held December 13-15. The team is in third place in the HSBC World Sevens Series standings after winning gold in Glendale, bronze in Dubai and in fifth-place at Cape Town. The team went 2-1 in their pool with wins over Ireland and England before a loss to Australia. This set up a quarterfinal match against Canada, which their rivals emerged with a 15-14 victory. USA 38-0 Ireland The USA had a dominant performance against Ireland taking a 28-0 lead at the half and finishing…

The USA Men’s Sevens team finished in ninth place at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens on December 13-15. The USA Men currently are in ninth 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 negatively impact the true strength of the teams with…

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…

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