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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.

July 18, 2016 USA Rugby Names 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Rugby Team Photo: Doug Coil 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 competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Head Coach Richie Walker said “It is an exciting time for USA Rugby and I am very…

July 5, 2016 Men’s Rugby Sevens Summer Olympic Schedule Photo: Rio 2016 Olympic Games Doug Coil World Rugby has  announced the schedule for rugby sevens at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Both the Men’s and Women’s competition will take place at the Deodoro Stadium starting Saturday, August 6 and finishing on Thursday, August 11. The Women’s matches will be from August 6-8, while the men play August 9-11. The 12 teams are broken into three, four-team pools. The top two finishers from each pool move on to the quarterfinals with seeding determined by the pool standings. The two best third…

July 5, 2016 Women’s Rugby Sevens Summer Olympic Schedule Photo: Rio 2016 Olympic Games Doug Coil World Rugby has  announced the schedule for rugby sevens at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Both the Men’s and Women’s competition will take place at the Deodoro Stadium starting Saturday, August 6 and finishing on Thursday, August 11. The Women’s matches will be from August 6-8, while the men play August 9-11. The 12 teams are broken into three, four-team pools. The top two finishers from each pool move on to the quarterfinals with seeding determined by the pool standings. The two best third…

June 30, 2016 On Olympic Cusp, Danny Barrett Thanks Cal Photo: Cal Athletics – Danny Barrett Cal Athletics Release: Anton Malko BERKELEY – During his All-America, national championship collegiate career at California from 2009-13, Danny Barrett was routinely “able to do something on the field that no one else could do,” according to Hall of Fame head coach Jack Clark. Barrett is now poised to do something no one else at Cal, or America, has done for 92 years with his opportunity to be selected to Team USA for Rugby 7s at the Summer Olympics. The last two times rugby…

June 28, 2016 Women’s and Men’s Rugby Pools Announced For Rio 2016 Olympics Doug Coil The pool draw for the men’s and women’s Rugby Sevens competitions of the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games took place today. The Women, seeded 6th, find themselves in Pool A with Australia (1), Fiji (6) and Colombia (12). The matches will be held on August 6-8, 2016 at Deodoro Olympic Park. In Pool B, the teams are New Zealand (2), France (5), Spain (8), and Kenya (11), while in Pool C the teams are Canada (3), Great Britain (4), Brazil (9), and Japan (10). Richie…

June 28, 2016 Spain Women Join Men’s Rugby at Rio Olympics Photo: World Rugby Doug Coil Spain won the World Rugby Repechage at the Dublin Sevens and qualified for the Rio Olympics. They defeated Russia 19-12 in the Cup Final and join their men’s team who did the same in Monaco last weekend. Spain and Russia were the top two seeds entering this tournament and have participated in the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series over the last four years. Spain’s defense was stellar in reaching the final without conceding a single point, while Russia conceded two tries by Ireland…

June 20, 2016 Spain Wins World Rugby 7s Repechage at Monaco & Qualifies for Rio Olympics Photo: World Rugby Doug Coil In dramatic fashion, Spain won the World Rugby Sevens Repechage at the Monaco Sevens 22-19 over Samoa with no time on the clock. With that, Spain gained the twelfth and final spot in the Rio Olympics Men’s Rugby Sevens competition. Spain joins Fiji, South Africa, New Zealand, Great Britain, Argentina, USA, France, Kenya, Japan, Australia and hosts Brazil at the Games. Teams that participated in the Monaco Sevens, included Zimbabwe, Tonga, Ireland, Samoa, Canada, Germany, Uruguay, Sri Lanka, Russia,…

June 13, 2016 Women’s Rugby Olympic Repechage in Dublin June 25-26 Photo: World Rugby Doug Coil On June 25-26, the final women’s qualifier for the Rio 2016 Olympics will be decided at the in Dublin. The action kicks off at 11:00 local time on June 25th. Two teams from each pool will progress to the quarter-finals where it will be a straight shoot-out for progression into the final, which will be played at 18:30 on day two. World Rugby has announced the pools and schedule for the Dublin Sevens with Russia being the top seed. They are in a Pool…

June 13, 2016 Men’s Rugby Olympic Repechage in Monaco June 18-19 Photo: World Rugby Doug Coil This weekend, June 18-19, the final men’s qualifier for the Rio 2016 Olympics will be decided at the iconic Stade Louis II in Monaco. The action kicks off at 11:00 local time on June 18th. Two teams from each pool will progress to the quarter-finals where it will be a straight shoot-out for progression into the final, which will be played at 18:30 on day two. World Rugby has announced the pools and schedule for the Monaco Sevens with HSBC Paris Sevens winners Samoa…

March 15, 2016 Nate Ebner Tries To Make Eagles 7s for Olympics Photo: Nate Ebner, New England Patriots Doug Coil Nate Ebner want to attempt to earn a spot on the USA Men’s Eagles Sevens team for the Olympics in Rio in August, 2016. His contact that he has signed with the New England Patriots allows him time off to train at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California and then to return to the team upon the conclusion of the rugby in the Olympics. Nate played rugby at St. Edward High School in Ohio, for the USA U19…

November 16, 2015 Kenya Qualifies For Rio Olympics With Win At Africa 7s Photo: World Rugby Doug Coil Kenya won the Africa Rugby 7s Olympic Qualifier and is going to the Olympics, while the other three Semi-Finalists, Zimbabwe, Tunisia and Morocco, will enter the Repechage in June in a winner take all tournament for the last Olympic spot. The Repechage in June will include Uruguay, Chile, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Russia, Germany, Ireland, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Sri Lanka, Tonga, Samoa, Tunisia, Morocco and Zimbabwe. Kenya joins host Brazil, Fiji, South Africa, New Zealand, Great Britain, Argentina, United States, France,…

November 16, 2015 Australia Men & Fiji Women Qualify For The Olympics Photos: World Rugby – Australia & Fiji Doug Coil Australia won the Oceania Rugby 7s Olympic Qualifier and is going to the Olympics, while the second and third place teams, Tonga and Samoa, will enter the Repechage in June in a winner take all tournament for the last Olympic spot. Australia was impressive during the entire tournament and remained unbeaten in capturing the tournament title and a berth in the Olympics. In day two action they won against American Samoa, enjoyed a semi-final win against Papua New Guinea…

November 14, 2015 Africa Rugby 7s Olympic Qualifier: Day One Poster: Rugby Afrique The Africa Olympic Qualifier is being held in Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa on November 14th and 15th. The winner of the tournament will join South Africa in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August 2016. The other semi-finalists will have one last opportunity in June 2016 in a World Rugby Repechage Tournament consisting of sixteen teams. Twelve teams are competing to win the Africa 7s and join Brazil, Fiji, South Africa, New Zealand, Great Britain, Argentina, United States, France and Japan at…

November 14, 2015 Oceania Rugby 7s Men’s & Women’s Rugby Olympic Qualifier: Day One Logos: Oceania Rugby & Rio 2016 Olympics Doug Coil The Oceania Rugby Sevens Olympic Qualifier is being played at the Trusts Arena in Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand. The Winners of both the Men’s and Women’s competitions will earn a place at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, while the second and third place teams will enter the repechage expected to take place in June 2016. So far in the men’s bracket, both Australia and Samoa went undefeated in their Pools and are expected to meet…