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The USA Women’s Rugby Sevens Olympic Team won Pool C play with a 14-12 win against defending Gold Medalist Australia. The USA will meet Pool A 2nd place, likely Great Britain, in the medal quarterfinals, while Australia faces Fiji. The final Pool A match between New Zealand and Russia OC was delayed due to lightning, postponing the matches start for a minimum of an hour. That match impacts the 7th and 8th seeds in the quarterfinals, as well as in the 9th place semi-finals. If New Zealand defeats Russia by 34 points, then Canada is the 8th seed. If Russia…

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,…

It has been a busy week for Premier Rugby Sevens. The league has signed a number of the Team USA Men’s and Women’s Rugby Sevens Olympians ahead of the Olympics beginning in Tokyo this week.  On Monday, Premier Rugby Sevens, the new sports league that will debut with the top U.S. men and women players this fall, today announced FOX Sports as the league’s official television partner. The inaugural men’s and women’s tournaments will be available across FS1, FS2, the FOX Sports App, and FOXSports.com. Premier Rugby Sevens Release Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the new sports league featuring the top…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release (NEW YORK, July 19, 2021) Premier Rugby Sevens(PR7s), the new sports league that will debut with the top U.S. men and women players this fall, today announced FOX Sports as the league’s official television partner. The inaugural men’s and women’s tournaments will be available across FS1, FS2, the FOX Sports App, and FOXSports.com. “When we founded PR7s, we envisioned the top North American players competing on a national stage to showcase the most electric sport on the planet,” said Owen Scannell, Founder, and CEO of Premier Rugby Sevens. “Our relationship with FOX Sports ensures existing rugby fans, and…

The HSBC World Sevens Series 2021 will begin with Canadian men’s stops at BC Place in Vancouver on 18-19 September followed by Edmonton at Commonwealth Stadium on 25-26 September. There will be six men’s and four women’s rounds planned between September and December.The health and safety of players, teams, and all involved remains the top priority as all stakeholders continue to closely monitor global developments with the COVID-19 pandemic The Olympic rugby sevens tournament kicks off July 26  in Tokyo with the men playing through July 28 and the women from July 28-30. World Rugby announced an updated schedule for…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the new sports league that will debut this fall, today announced it has signed Olympians Alev Kelter and Kevon Williams, according to the league’s General Manager Mike Tolkin. Kelter joins fellow Team USA female teammates Abby Gustaitis, Ilona Maher, and Naya Tapper to sign with the new league. On the men’s side, Williams joins Team USA teammates Perry Baker, Danny Barrett, Carlin Isles, and Stephen Tomasin. Today’s announcement brings the total number of players to sign with PR7s to 10 – all Olympians. “Alev and Kevon are two tremendous additions to Premier…

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,…

USA Rugby Release & Photo CHULA VISTA, CA. (June 23, 2021) – Head coach Mike Friday has named a full squad for Quest for Gold Sevens, taking place this Friday, June 25 to Saturday, June 26 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Los Angeles. As the final event ahead of the Olympics, the tournament will be the last opportunity for players to vie for selection to the Games. Fans can watch LIVE and for FREE on facebook.com/lasevensrugby. Schedule and tickets for Saturday’s matches are available at questforgold.usa.rugby. The roster features familiar faces USA fans know and love including Folau Niua…

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