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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…

Starfire Sports in Tukwila, home of Major League Rugby’s Seattle Seawolves, will host the 2021 USA National Club Rugby 7s Tournament on August 14–15, 2021. The tournament is presented by the Washington Athletic Club, the event’s primary sponsor. The tournament will be streamed on The Rugby Network beginning at Noon ET on August 14. The USA Club 7s Nationals began in 1985 and since then thousands of college and club players have played in qualifying events to crown a national men’s and women’s champion. Tukwila’s Starfire Sports was previously the host of the 2014 national 7s championship, the first major…

Rugbytown 7s Release Glendale, CO, Aug. 13, 2021 – Coloradans looking to continue the magic of international competition need look no farther than theRugbyTown Sevens Tournament where 20 teams from around the globe descend on Glendale’sInfinity Park Aug. 20-22 to compete in this quick and dynamic game of pure athletic spectacle. “This tournament defines rugby greatness,” says Linda Cassaday, Glendale City Manager. “Infinity Park will be buzzing with athletes from around the world. Keep your eyes peeled for Olympians! Since RugbyTown Sevens is where the top teams come to play, you just may spot one or two.” In this style…

USA Rugby Release by Aalina Tabani, Photo: Mike Lee / KLC Fotos TOKYO, JPN. (August 5, 2021). – Following the conclusion of rugby competition at the Tokyo Olympics, Chris Brown has decided to leave his position as Head Coach of the USA Women’s 7s National Team to pursue new professional opportunities. Along with Brown, USA Women’s Head of Physical Performance and Assistant Coach Matt Long has also decided to move on so he can be closer to his family in New Zealand. Coach Brown said: “I will always support this team and be cheering on each individual. I want to…

Washington Athletic Club Release National tournament comes to Tukwila on August 14–15, 2021 Starfire Sports in Tukwila, home of Major League Rugby’s two-time champion Seattle Seawolves, will host the 2021 USA National Rugby 7s Tournament on August 14–15, 2021. The tournament is presented by the Washington Athletic Club, the event’s primary sponsor. Started in 1985,the national 7s tournament is a critical event in the landscape of American rugby as thousands of college players pour into 7s programs to participate in qualifiers for the event. Tukwila’s Starfire Sports was previously the host of the 2014 national 7s championship, the first major…

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