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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.

The USA Women’s Rugby Sevens Olympic Team began Pool C play with a 28-14 win against China and followed with a 17-7 victory against Japan. This assured them of advancing into the medal quarterfinals. The team will finish pool play against defending Olympic gold champion Australia, who opened with a 48-0 win over Japan and followed with a 26-10 win over China. USA vs China China struck first from an offload by Yang Min to Wang Wy for a try, which was then converted by Chen Ky, 0-7. Following a poach by Naya Tapper at the breakdown, the ball went…

The 5th place Final at the Tokyo Olympics was a rematch of Pool C where the Blitzbok earned the win. South Africa prevailed again 28-7 and the USA finished in 6th place. The USA lone try came from Stephen Tomasin who gathered the ball from the restart and scored under the posts. Madison Hughes then converted. South Africa scored four converted tries in the win. The USA Men have represented their country well, and despite not finishing with a medal they set the stage for the development of a strong USA team in years to come. Many supporters recognize what…

The USA Men’s Rugby Sevens Team defeated Canada 21-14 with no time on the clock in the 5th Place Semi-final at the Tokyo Olympics. The USA will meet South Africa for 5th place, while Canada faces Australia for 7th place. 5th Pace Recap + QF & USA Pool Recap The USA struck first after going through phases with Danny Barrett offloading to Carlin Isles, who sped away for a try, with Madison Hughes converting, 0-7. The ensuing restart was taken by Conor Trainer and Canada went through multiple phases before a knock-on gave the USA a scrum. Stephen Tomasin appeared…

The USA Men’s Sevens Team faced Great Britain in the Medal Quarterfinals. The USA took a 21-7 lead at the break before a Great Britain comeback 26-21 win. Great Britain will play New Zealand in the Medal Semi-final, while the USA will face Canada in the 5th Place semi-final at 9 pm ET. Quarterfinal Match Recap & USA Pool Recap The USA scored first following a lineout which was gathered by Joe Schroeder. Danny Barrett found a gap in the defense and scored under the posts making an easy conversion for Madison Hughes, 0-7. The restart was tapped back by…

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics was delayed a year. USA was in Pool C along with Kenya, Ireland, and South Africa. They opened with a 19-14 win over Kenya and followed with a 19-17 win over Ireland, guaranteeing them a spot in the medal round quarterfinals. Pool C Squads Ireland: Jordan Conroy, Billy Dardis (c), Ian Fitzpatrick, Foster Horan, Jack Kelly, Terry Kennedy, Adam Leavy, Hugo Lennox, Harry McNulty, Bryan Mollen, Gavin Mullin, Greg O’Shea, Mark Roche Kenya: Eden Agero, Willy Ambaka, Andrew Amonde (c), Herman Humwa, Collins Injera, Billy Odhiambo, Jacob Ojee, Johnstone Olindi, Jeffrey Oluoch, Vincent Onyala, Alvin Otieno,…

Team USA Release USA Men’s 7s National Team player Ben Pinkelman was forced to withdraw from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 due to a chronic back injury. Following his selection, Pinkelman received an epidural that was meant to improve a recent flare-up with his condition but the procedure saw no improvement. After exhausting all possible efforts with no progress in recovery, medical personnel had no choice but to deem the 2016 Olympian unfit to play for the Games. Brett Thompson (originally named as alternate 13th player) will take Pinkelman’s place while Cody Melphy is selected as the new alternate, pending…

USA RUGBY RELEASE The match schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic rugby sevens competition has been confirmed by Tokyo 2020 and World Rugby with 19 days to go until kick-off as excitement builds towards the sport’s second appearance at the Games. Players, teams and fans around the world can now finalize their preparations and look forward to six days of intense, action-packed competition at Tokyo Stadium, with matches played during two competition sessions per day. VIEW MEN’S COMPETITION SCHEDULE >>VIEW WOMEN’S COMPETITION SCHEDULE >> The tournament will get off to a flying start with the highly anticipated encounter between Rio…

USA Rugby announced its 15-man roster for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, pending approval from the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. The team, led by Head Coach Mike Friday and Madison Hughes at Captain, features 12 starters, one alternate, and two traveling reserves. Seven of the 12 starters competed at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 where the United States men fell shy of the medal rounds by a points differential of one. https://twitter.com/USARugby/status/1410990887275053064?s=20 The team has four players who have made more than 50 appearances in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series including Captain Hughes, Danny Barrett, Carlin Isles,…

World Rugby Release Ireland won the men’s Olympic Repechage tournament in Monaco, while France and Russia were victorious in the women’s qualifier finals on Sunday to book their tickets to Tokyo 2020. Terry Kennedy opened the scoring early in the men’s qualifier final, but Ireland was required to recover from a 12-7 half-time deficit against France to secure their place at the Olympic Games for the first time. Jordan Conroy scored a pair of second-half tries, while Harry McNulty added a fourth that put the seal on a 28-19 victory. “It’s just bizarre,” Ireland captain Billy Dardis said. “You dream…

USA Rugby Release CHULA VISTA, CA (June 17, 2021) – USA Rugby proudly announces its full 15-player women’s roster for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, pending approval from the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. Led by head coach Chris Brown, the roster features 12 starters, one alternate and two traveling reserves. VIEW THE TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO » Abby Gustaitis and Kristen Thomas will serve as co-captains as the USA Women fight for their first medal in only the second appearance for rugby sevens at the Games. The program finished fifth at Rio 2016. Ten of the 12 starters are first-time…

World Rugby Release Monaco has been selected to host the World Rugby Sevens Repechage, the final qualification event for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, on 19-20 June, 2021 With 21 of the 24 teams already qualified for the Olympic rugby sevens competition, the remaining two women’s and one men’s spots will be determined in Monaco Rugby sevens’ Olympic preparations are being supported by US$4 million of World Rugby funding towards unions’ sevens programmes and high-performance preparation events The first inter-regional preparation event ahead of the Olympic Games will take place in Madrid, Spain, on 20-21 and 27-28 February, 2021 Contingency…

World Rugby Release The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organising committee and the International Olympic Committee have announced the revised competition schedule for the Tokyo Olympic Games which were postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the opening ceremony now set for 23 July, 2021. In a reverse from the previous edition in Rio, the men’s rugby sevens competition will take place first, running over three days from 26-28 July, with the women’s competition following on 29-31 July, which sees the gold medal match falling on ‘Super Saturday’ – traditionally a highlight of the Games.The organising committee has…

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…

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