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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.

PR7s Release Coming off its successful Inaugural Championship event in October, Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) has positioned itself as the league of the future as it prepares for a nationwide launch in 2022. PR7s’ debut was a watershed moment for the sports industry, as they became the first U.S. sports league to launch with men and women earning equal pay. The league made history as the first professional women’s rugby league in North America. Supported by six league sponsors and broadcast partners at FOX Sports and TSN, PR7s announced it will formally launch in 2022 with a series of events across North America. “Our debut…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release (NEW YORK, June 2, 2021) Premier Rugby Sevens(PR7s), the newly announced league that will feature North America’s top female and male athletes, today announced the hiring of Kellie Cavalier as their Vice President of Operations. With an impressive background in the sports industry, Cavalier will help lead PR7s’ organizational equality and inclusion, plus oversee game-day operations, team logistics, fan experience, and ticketing. Cavalier spent more than nine years with USA Rugby where she rose to the position of VP of International Events and oversaw the venue operations for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco. …

Premier Rugby Sevens Release (LITTLE ROCK, May 27, 2021) Premier Rugby Sevens(PR7s), the newly announced league that will feature North America’s top male and female players, announce it has partnered with The American Rugby Pro Training Center (ARPTC) to develop the talent pool for female professional prospects. As the only center in the U.S. that offers full-time training for women’s rugby, the ARPTC serves as a direct training center and combine location for female athletes and is based in Little Rock, Ark. “ARPTC is highly motivated to help Premier Rugby Sevens succeed by identifying and developing players for the new league,” said Dr.…

Premier Rugby Sevens Release Today’s Announcement includes Commitments from Olympic-bound Players from U.S. Women’s & Men’s National Teams (NEW YORK, May 19, 2021) North America has a groundbreaking new sports league. Scheduled to debut in the fall of 2021, 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.  The sport of sevens, as it is known in its short form, is an incredibly entertaining game that showcases a…