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Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) will showcase North America’s top male and female players, including world-class Olympic athletes. The league will provide equal pay and high-performance access under one league umbrella, adopting a touring format in cities across the United States and Canada.

PRSevens Release Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), North America’s top-tier women’s and men’s rugby sevens competition, today announced the name of their Western Pennsylvania franchise – the Pittsburgh Steeltoes Rugby Club. The expansion franchise will host the PR7s 2023 Eastern Conference Finals at Highmark Stadium on Sunday, July 23. The festival-style tournament features men’s and women’s teams for the Steeltoes, Texas Team, Southern Headliners, and New York Locals. The Steeltoes will also host an open tryout in search of local talent on Sunday, March 19. With plans to host five tournaments in 2023, each PR7s event will boast a party-like atmosphere with bands, DJs, games, and…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), North America’s top-tier women’s and men’s rugby sevens competition, today announced the Texas Team will host the 2023 Eastern Conference Kickoff tournament, which will mark the start of the 2023 PR7s season. The festival-style event will take place at Q2 Stadium in Austin on Saturday, June 17. PR7s returns to the site of its 2022 Championship Weekend, which was the first non-soccer sporting event in the stadium. The Austin tournament is the first event to be announced for the 2023 season. The full PR7s schedule will take place in markets across the United States and will…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), North America’s top-tier women’s and men’s rugby sevens competition, today announced a significant expansion and new competitive format for its 2023 season. The transformation will double the number of franchises that competed last summer and explicitly connect each franchise to a specific region or city for the first time. “The fan response to PR7s has been off the charts,” said Owen Scannell, CEO of Premier Rugby Sevens. “We wanted to give our fans the chance to have a professional team of their own and place teams into cities and markets. Our franchises…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release Coming off its first multi-city season in 2022, Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) will host Open Trials in eight markets across North America starting in January 2023. The professional league is searching for male and female athletes who will compete for an opportunity to make a roster alongside Olympians and national team players for the 2023 PR7s season. The Open Trial schedule includes the following: Saturday, Jan. 7 – Austin, Texas Saturday, Jan. 21 – San Clemente, Calif. Sunday, Jan. 22 – San Jose, Calif. Sunday, Feb. 19 – Charlotte, N.C. Sunday, March 12 – Washington, D.C. Sunday, March 19 – Pittsburgh, Pa.…

By Guest Journalists: Thariq Kara & Whitney Stowell The sports tech industry continues to grow at a tremendous pace, anticipated to be at least a $4 billion market by just next year according to a recent Deloitte study, fueled by an increased appetite for performance data to make data-driven decisions. With razor-thin margins between winning and losing, teams have realized the advantage that data analytics provides. GPS devices, video coding, biometrics, and more provide a plethora of options for teams to gather data about the athlete and team performance. Rugby has been no exception in the race to increase data…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release (NEW YORK, May 31, 2022) Premier Rugby Sevens(PR7s) announced their 2022 coaches for the league’s eight teams that will battle for the 2022 PR7s Championships. As PR7s prepares for its nationwide launch in San Jose, Washington, D.C., and Austin this summer, the coaches will be responsible for selecting their players through the inaugural PR7s Player Draft to take place on Tuesday, June 7. Six protected players for each team will be announced prior to the draft. The following coaches who will lead the men’s and women’s teams of PR7s have been confirmed, according to PR7s General Manager Mike Tolkin:…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release Three-year agreement to provide on-field high performance to prominent rugby organization (SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., May 26, 2022) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the electric new North American league that will launch nationwide in multiple cities this July, announced a first-of-its-kind team licensing agreement with Rhinos Rugby. As part of the three-year agreement, Rhinos will become the official team licensee of the Loggerheads franchise and manage the on-field aspects of both men’s and women’s teams, including coach and roster selection. Rhinos Rugby runs Rhinos High-Performance, the Rhinos Academy, and the San Clemente Rhinos professional team based in San Clemente, Calif. They…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release: Photo DC United Premier Rugby Sevens to commemorate 50 years since women first played organized rugby in the United States when new league comes to Audi Field on July 16 (WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11, 2022) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the first league of its kind with women’s and men’s teams competing under one umbrella with equal pay, will celebrate women in sport throughout their tournament at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, July 16. The celebration coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first organized women’s rugby in the United States and the 50th anniversary of Title IX in…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release North America’s best male and female athletes to compete for the first-of-its-kind championship prize (NEW YORK, March 31, 2022) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) announced its nationwide expansion into new cities in 2022. The league’s tournaments will bring the famous rugby sevens festival experience to Major League Soccer (MLS) stadiums in San Jose at PayPal Park (Saturday, July 9), Washington, D.C. at Audi Field (Saturday, July 16), and Austin at Q2 Stadium (Saturday, July 30).  As the first league of its kind with men’s and women’s teams competing under one umbrella with equal pay, each PR7s event…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release Premier Rugby Sevens to Hold Open Trials in Southern California on March 6 New League in Search of Male and Female Talent for 2022 Season (NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2022) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), which will launch its first multi-city season in the U.S. later this year, announced they will hold the PR7s West Coast Open Trials on Sunday, March 6. The tryouts will take place at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park, hosted by Rhinos Rugby in San Clemente, Calif. PR7s previously announced they will host the PR7s East Coast Open Trials at the Charlotte Rugby Club on Sunday, Feb.…

PRSevens Release Premier Rugby Sevens Names Former Wisconsin Badgers Executive as League’s First Director of Brand Marketing Jessica Burda to lead marketing initiatives for groundbreaking league (NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2022) Premier Rugby Sevens(PR7s), which will launch its first multi-city season in the U.S. later this year, announced that Jessica Burda has been named Director of Brand Marketing for the league. As the former Director of Brand Communications for the Wisconsin Badgers, Burda will lead the marketing for PR7s, the first U.S. sports league to debut with men and women earning equal pay. “Jessica’s tremendous track record in building audiences and…

PR Sevens Release Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), which will launch its first multi-city season in the U.S. later this year, announced that Richie Walker has been named Head of Scouting for the league. As the former head coach of the USA Women’s Sevens National Team, Walker has an incredible rugby resume of coaching men and women at the highest levels, including two Olympic Games. As a native of Auckland, New Zealand, Walker was the head coach of the 2019 Major League Rugby Champion Seattle Seawolves. He left the MLR to be the head coach of the Auckland Storm in his…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release As Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) prepares for its full launch in 2022, the North American league announced they have partnered with Fubo Sports Network to broadcast their successful debut event that took place this past October. The PR7s Inaugural Championship will rebroadcast on fuboTV on Monday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. ET. “Our partnership with Fubo Sports Network is an ideal opportunity to introduce our league to new fans this month as we prepare for our full launch in multiple cities in 2022,” said Owen Scannell, CEO of Premier Rugby Sevens. “Our inaugural event in October was just a…

Old Glory DC re-signed Daniel Thomas for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old scrumhalf/utility back is 26-years-old, 5’9″, and 180 lbs. Danny played 83 minutes in 10 matches and scored one try during the 2021 season. In 2021, Danny was selected to join the inaugural Premier Rugby 7’s tournament, where his team, The Experts, went on to win the men’s championship. Daniel is from Farnham Common, England, and moved to the United States prior to attending high school. He attended Santa Monica High School where he was the varsity golf team captain. Following his graduation, he attended Santa…

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