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USA Rugby Release by Calder Cahill USA Rugby is proud to announce that Emilie Bydwell has been selected as Head Coach of the USA Women’s Sevens National Team, in a unanimous decision by a five-person selection panel. “It is the honor of my career to be selected for this position,” said Bydwell, “I have been working towards the dream of coaching this team and leading this program for over a decade. The USA Women’s Sevens team is more than a rugby team, it is a group of incredible women that have the power to inspire meaningful change in their communities…

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…

NCR Release The 2021 Collegiate Rugby Championship will be played May 29-31 in New Orleans at the Gold Mine on Airline, home of Major League Rugby’s NOLA Gold, featuring 32 men’s and 16 women’s teams vying for 7s national championships. The event will follow all local and state COVID guidelines, which currently permit 50-percent capacity at the 10,000-seat venue, and all participant teams will have to follow event-specific COVID protocols put in place by National Collegiate Rugby. “The opportunity to bring the CRC to the great city of New Orleans and partner with a fantastic MLR franchise like NOLA Gold…

USA Rugby republication of Michael Eisen – New York Giants March 15, 2021 article Nate Ebner has played in and won three Super Bowls, but the sports spectacle that most captivated him was disconnected from football and took place in another hemisphere. As a member of the United States National Rugby Team, the Giants’ veteran safety participated in the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games Rio 2016. “You’re on a different continent in a country where they don’t even really speak your language,” Ebner said last week. “We’re in a two-hour opening ceremony where all these countries come through –…

USA Rugby Release by Calder Caldwell AEG Rugby and USA Rugby to host Olympic preparation tournament in Los Angeles with the USA Men’s and Women’s Sevens both slated to compete. Tournament to take place June 25th and 26th at Dignity Health Sports Park with teams, match schedule, broadcast, and potential fan attendance to be determined. Ongoing COVID-19 impact and athlete welfare remain first priority for event planning. GLENDALE, CO (March 3, 2021) – World Rugby today announced details surrounding the return of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for 2021, along with notable Olympic preparation events ahead of the…

The USA Men’s 7s National Team finished Day One of Madrid Sevens 2-1 after wins over Portugal and Spain that was followed by a loss to Argentina. Day two saw Perry Baker suffering a leg injury during the team’s loss to Kenya. That left them playing for third place against host Spain, and the team closed with a podium finish. The tournament gained valuable experience for some of the team’s newer players, however, the Baker injury is a significant one in this Olympic year. The Eagles Sevens made a strong return to international rugby after not playing against another senior…

The USA Women’s 7s National Team opened day one of the Madrid Sevens with three straight wins over Poland, Kenya, and Spain. Day two was not as kind, as the team lost narrowly to eventual champion Russia, lost to France, and beat Poland for third place. After day one, Head Coach Chris Brown said: “Some good reminders for us all what a day in the life of a sevens player is. When we play with joy and work hard off the ball early we started to see some beautiful touches. We need to get a lot more of that back-to-back…

USA Rugby Release by Aalina Tabani It was the classic story of an American rugby player. Gavan D’Amore grew up knowing nothing of the sport with no reason to follow it. And who could blame him? His father immigrated from Honduras to the United States with a mountain of raw, unhindered, athletic talent that translated in spades on the basketball court. D’Amore would hear stories of skill and notoriety that he only hoped to one day grow into himself. In high school, he channeled that energy into football and basketball but neither truly fit the bill. Where basketball suited his…

USA Women’s Falcons Squad: 2020 LA Invitational The USA Women’s Falcons squad has been selected for the Los Angeles Invitational being held Friday, Feb 28 to Saturday, Feb 29 alongside HSBC LA Sevens. Day One takes place at Orange County Sports Park with Day Two at Dignity Health Sports Park Field Complex. USA Women’s Sevens Head Coach Chris Brown will be the lead coach with Alena Olsen and Kasey McCravey serving as co-captains. The roster includes six players from the USA Sevens residency program and two from the USA Women’s XVs player pool in Kortney Keuhl and Sarah Levy. Club…

The USA Men’s Falcons started day two of the men’s competition at the 2020 McDonald’s Coral Coast 7s losing to Shangri-La’s 20-12 in the Bowl Quarterfinals. This set up a Shield Semi-final match against the Outriggers and they emerged with their first win, 24-7. They then faced Henibua in the Shield Final, losing 17-12. The team gained valuable experience, but handling errors and elapses on defense had them not finishing after a couple of leads over teams. The Falcons opened pool play at the on January 16  with a 21-21 draw against Natadra in Sigatoka, Fiji at Lawaqa Park. The…

The inaugural RugbyX tournament, an international Rugby Union tournament approved by World Rugby and the RFU, was held at The O2, London on 29th October 2019. The Women’s Final was won by England over the USA after the one-on-one following the regulation 20-20 tie. This gave England the ball first. They scored three times to two for the USA for the win. Based on the laws, the USA did not have the opportunity to tie the match after England’s third try. The Men’s Final was won by Argentina 25-15 over Ireland. RugbyX was played under existing Rugby Union Laws in…

The Athlete Factory International Sevens was held on 25-26 October in Chester, England and included last year’s participants England, France, Spain, Ireland and the USA along with South Africa, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Jamaica and an Invitational team, The Ramblin Jesters, this year. The USA Men’s Sevens team won the Plate Final over Hong Kong, with Spain defeating Jamaica for 7th and the Ramblin Jesters beating Nigeria for 9th place. The Bronze went to France with a win over England, while the Cup went to Ireland with a win over South Africa. Pools Pool A: USA, France, Ireland, Jamaica, Nigeria Pool…

The USA Women’s Sevens have named their squad for RugbyX, a new five-on-five tournament that will be held at The O2 in London on Oct 29. Assistant Coach Warren Abrahams will be the head coach for the event for the USA. The team includes six of the 12 players that recently won gold at home in Glendale, CO for the opening round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, while seven also won silver just before that at the Pan American Games in Lima. Alev Kelter, the most capped USA Women’s Sevens player, will serve as co-captain alongside Kayla Canett.…

USA Men’s Sevens Head Coach Mike Friday has selected a 16-player extended squad for two preseason tournaments in AF International Sevens (Oct 25-26) and RugbyX (Oct 29) which are being held in England. The squad includes a mix of players from the USA Sevens Residency Program, with Carlin Isles, Perry Baker, Danny Barrett, Stephen Tomasin joining others to develop cohesion and to increase depth ahead of the Olympic year ahead. Maku Unufe also returns to the team after missing last season. The Athlete Factory International Sevens will include England, France, Spain and Ireland joining the USA again along with South…

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