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USA Rugby Release by Calder Cahill USA Rugby is proud to announce that Emilie Bydwell has been selected as Head Coach of the USA Women’s Sevens National Team, in a unanimous decision by a five-person selection panel. “It is the honor of my career to be selected for this position,” said Bydwell, “I have been working towards the dream of coaching this team and leading this program for over a decade. The USA Women’s Sevens team is more than a rugby team, it is a group of incredible women that have the power to inspire meaningful change in their communities…

USA Rugby Release For the first time since the pandemic, the women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series will return with an expanded slate of (7) tournaments through 2022. Matches will be broadcast LIVE on NBC’s family of networks with the exact location to be confirmed in the coming weeks. Led by Emilie Bydwell, the USA Women’s 7s National Team features a squad with returning Olympians and six youngsters as the program begin its march toward Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 in Cape Town. Roster Highlights Six players who also competed in Edmonton and Vancouver will officially earn their first cap…

PR7s Release Coming off its successful Inaugural Championship event in October, Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) has positioned itself as the league of the future as it prepares for a nationwide launch in 2022. PR7s’ debut was a watershed moment for the sports industry, as they became the first U.S. sports league to launch with men and women earning equal pay. The league made history as the first professional women’s rugby league in North America. Supported by six league sponsors and broadcast partners at FOX Sports and TSN, PR7s announced it will formally launch in 2022 with a series of events across North America. “Our debut…

USA Rugby Release The USA Men’s 7s National Team will begin a new season with a full slate of tournaments starting with two weekends in Dubai from November 26-27 and December 3-4. Matches are streamed LIVE on NBC’s family of networks with schedules and updates here and on @USARugby social media channels. Roster Highlights Utah Warriors’ Logan Tago and USA Under-23 Lucas Lacamp could make their senior national team debutCarlin Isles, Folau Niua, Stephen Tomasin and Perry Baker return after last competing at the Tokyo OlympicsFolau Niua will earn his 70th cap in the World Series while Baker and Martin…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release Experts (Men) and Loonies (Women) Win First Championships Live on Fox Sports (MEMPHIS, Oct. 14, 2021) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) officially launched their new league on Oct. 9, marking several firsts within the sports industry and rugby community. As the first U.S. sports league to launch with men and women earning equal pay, PR7s also broke gender barriers in the rugby community as the first professional women’s rugby league in North America. Supported by six league sponsors, 18 games were broadcast live in a single day via Fox Sports in the United States, TSN in Canada, and Facebook…

Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the all-new professional rugby sevens league,  which is officially sanctioned by USA Rugby, makes its debut with top North American men’s and women’s players on Saturday, October 9 at AutoZone Park in Memphis, Tennessee. This is an event that should not be missed and tickets are still available. The league’s launch event, dubbed The PR7s Inaugural Championship, will be broadcast via FoxSports.com and the Fox Sports app from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT and live on FS2 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT., as well as on TSN and for TSN Direct subscribers in Canada…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release (TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2021) Premier Rugby Sevens(PR7s), the all-new professional rugby league making its debut with top North American men’s and women’s players on Saturday, Oct. 9, announced today that TSN is the league’s official Canadian television broadcast partner. The league’s launch event, dubbed The PR7s Inaugural Championship, includes nine Canadian players and two Canadian coaches. The inaugural men’s and women’s tournaments are available to TSN and TSN Direct subscribers in Canada on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on TSN.ca and the TSN app, and from 4 – 6 p.m. ET on TSN4. “Bringing our inaugural championship to a Canadian…

USA Rugby Release – Photo Travis Prior Alena Olsen replaces Nia Toliver as the USA Women’s Sevens compete in Fast Four Edmonton, a four-team invitational held alongside the men’s HSBC Canada Sevens. Competition runs Saturday, September 24 to Sunday, September 25 at Commonwealth Stadium. Comments from Director of Women’s High Performance Emilie Bydwell: “We are really excited to turn around and have another opportunity to develop and compete this weekend. After reviewing the weekend, we have identified some areas where we can be more dominant and assert ourselves in order for the players to express themselves and play to their…

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…

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