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Olympics: Men’s & Women’s Rugby Sevens was included in 2016. It will be played in Japan in 2020, Paris in 2024 & hopefully in the future. Las Angeles will host the 20028 games.

June 9, 2017 Rugby Sevens to be retained in Summer 2024 Olympics Photo: Team USA Men’s & Women’s Rugby Doug Coil In breaking news, World Rugby has confirmed that rugby sevens will be retained in the 2014 Olympics as a sport. After rugby sevens tremendous popularity at the Olympics in Rio, Olympics rugby will resume for the 2020 Games in Toyko 24 July to 9 August, 2020. In 2024 the Summer Games will either be held in Los Angles or Paris. The IOC met in Lausanne, Switzerland yesterday and approved retention of rugby for the 2024 Games. World s

August 11, 2016 Team USA Men’s Rugby Sevens Finish 9th in Rio After Win Against Spain Photo: Team USA Men’s Rugby Sevens Doug Coil Team USA Men’s Rugby Sevens reached the 9th Place match against Spain after finishing third in their Pool. In Pool play they began with a 3 point loss to Argentina with no time, a 26-0 win against Brazil and a 5 point loss to Fiji. In the Place Semifinals, they won 24-12 against Brazil. After the match against Brazil, Mike Friday said “We’ve come from being given less than a 10-percent chance of even making the…

August 10, 2016 Team USA Men’s Rugby Sevens Beats Brazil in Olympics Place Semi Final Photo: Team USA Men’s Rugby Sevens Doug Coil The Team USA Men’s Rugby Sevens team had to quickly wipe out their disappointment on narrowly not advancing to the quarterfinals and turn their attention to beating Brazil in the Place Semi-Finals. The USA had come to within a difficult conversion of advancing to the quarterfinals in their loss earlier in the day to the number one ranked team in the world, Fiji. While the the goals of getting a medal at the Olympics were not met,…

August 10, 2016 Team USA Men’s Rugby Olympic Medal Hopes Ends in Closing Seconds Against Fiji Photo: Team USA Men’s Rugby Sevens Doug Coil The Team USA Men’s Rugby Sevens entered the final match of Pool play knowing that either a win, draw, or a loss by 3 points or less would advance them to the quarterfinals. The USA played like a team possessed the entire match, but came up a conversion shy of advancing. Fiji kicked off to begin the match and Perry Baker fielded. The USA survived a holding penalty and then turned over the ball after a…

August 9, 2016 Team USA Men’s Rugby Sevens Beats Brazil, Evens Record at Rio Olympics Photo: Team USA Men’s Rugby Sevens Doug Coil After an opening loss to Argentina 17-14 with no time, Team USA Men’s Rugby Sevens beat Brazil 26-0 to even their Pool A record to 1-1. The match scoring was all USA against Brazil. The USA took the early lead as Ben Pinkelman offloaded to Folau Niua for a try that was converted by Madison Hughes for a 7-0 lead. A yellow to Moisés Duque for being off sides, resulted in a Nate Ebner try from a…

August 9, 2016 Team USA Men’s Rugby Sevens Loses to Argentina at Death Photo: Team USA Men’s Rugby Sevens Doug Coil The Team USA Men’s Rugby Sevens lost a heart breaker 17-14 to Argentina with no time on the clock. The match saw Argentina with three yellow cards, two players leaving with injuries and a controversial try awarded to Argentina after a TMO clearly showed the ball being knocked on. Argentina controlled the early tempo and much of the possession early in the match and took the lead four minutes into the contest as Axel Müller went in for a…

August 9, 2016 Team USA Men’s Rugby Opens Rio Olympic Sevens Against Argentina Photo: Team USA Men’s Rugby Sevens Doug Coil This article is based on a USA Rugby Release. Team USA open its Rugby Sevens campaign at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games today against Argentina at noon ET at Deodoro Stadium. Madison Hughes will captain the side. The team opens with two matches on Tuesday against fifth ranked Argentina and then against host Brazil at 5pm ET. The first U.S. match will be aired live on NBC Sports Network, while CNBC will pick up the live broadcast of…

August 7, 2016 Team USA Women’s Rugby Sevens Wins 48-0 Against Colombia Doug Coil Yesterday Team USA Women’s Rugby  Sevens won their first match against Colombia 48-0 at Deodoro Stadium. This was an important win as point differential will be the key to advancing to the knockout round. The USA was unable to overcome a first half deficit against Fiji and lost 12-7 in their first match. Team USA concludes their Pool play against at 12:30 p.m. ET against 2015-16 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series champion Australia, which is undefeated through two games. After an early penalty by both sides,…

August 6, 2016 Team USA Women’s Rugby Opens With Loss to Fiji USA Rugby Release: August 6, 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO — Team USA’s Women’s Rugby Sevens Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games campaign started off with a loss Saturday, as Richie Walker’s squad conceded two tries to Fiji in a 12-7 defeat at Deodoro Stadium. Alev Kelter scored the first U.S. try at the Games as the teams played the fifth overall match of pool play. The match was broadcast to viewers in the United States on NBC Sports Network, with the next match of pool play – a 5…

August 6, 2016 Team USA Women’s Rugby Sevens Roster Against Fiji USA Release: Chad Wise, Aug. 6, 2017 RIO DE JANEIRO – Richie Walker has selected the starting seven for Team USA’s first Rugby Sevens event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games, a Saturday matchup against Fiji set for a noon ET kickoff. Led by captain Kelly Griffin, the U.S. will play the fifth match of the Women’s Rugby Sevens competition at Deodoro Stadium in the sport’s first foray in the Olympic Games Program. Saturday’s game can be viewed live on NBC Sports Network in the United States, with…

July 30, 2016 USA Rugby 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Rugby Team Update Photo: Doug Coil UPDATE: Cheta Emba replaces Meya Bizer (injury) on traveling reserves! She joins Nicole Heavirland in going to Rio. Kelly Griffin will captain the side. Article is based on USA Rugby Press Release: Chad Wise – July 18, 2016 It has been a little over a year since the USA Women’s and Men’s Rugby Sevens teams qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio. Today the USA Rugby has announced the 12 athletes and eight staff members who will represent Team USA in the first Rugby Sevens…

July 30, 2016 USA Rugby 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Rugby Team Update Photo: Doug Coil Update: July 30, 2016 – The traveling replacements have just been named for the Olympics in Rio. Nate Augspurger, Martin Iosefo and Shalom Suniula will accompany the team and be available, if needed. Article based on USA Rugby Press Release: Nick Sero – July 18, 2016 It has been a little over a year since the USA Women’s and Men’s Rugby Sevens teams qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio. Today the USA Rugby has announced the 12 athletes and eight staff members who will…

July 19, 2016 Olympic Men’s & Women’s Rugby Sevens Squads Doug Coil Olympic Men’s Rugby Sevens Men’s – 9-11 August (seeding in brackets) Pool A: Fiji (one), USA (six), Argentina (seven), Brazil (12) Pool B: South Africa (two), Australia (five), France (eight), Spain (11) Pool C: New Zealand (three), Great Britain (four), Kenya (nine), Japan (10) Men’s Rugby Sevens Summer Olympic Schedule USA Pool Matches + Argentina – August 9 Noon ET Brazil – August 9 5pm ET Fiji- August 10 at 12:30pm ET Quarterfinal – August 10 4pm or 5pm ET Semi-Finals August 11 – 1:30pm & 2pm ET Bronze…

July 18, 2016 USA Rugby Names 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Rugby Team Photo: Doug Coil Article based on USA Rugby Press Release: Nick Sero – July 18, 2016 It has been a little over a year since the USA Women’s and Men’s Rugby Sevens teams qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio. Today the USA Rugby has announced the 12 athletes and eight staff members who will represent Team USA in the first Rugby Sevens competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Rugby was played at the Olympics in Paris in 1924 and the USA is the defending Gold Medalist…

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