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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…

The Oktoberfest Sevens will be held in Munich, Germany at the former Olympic Stadium on September 21-22, 2019. There will be eight national teams participating and all matches in the USA will be streamed on florugby.com/ The USA will face Fiji in Pool play at 8 am ET on September 21. They then will play Germany and England later that day. Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, and France will comprise Pool A. Knockout stages begin on September 22 at 5 AM ET. Details are available at oktoberfest7s.com/zeitplan. Oktoberfest Sevens Squads Pool A: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, France Pool…

The Oktoberfest Sevens will be held in Munich, Germany at the former Olympic Stadium on September 21-22, 2019. There will be eight national teams participating and all matches in the USA will be streamed on florugby.com/ The USA Men’s Sevens Team will be led by USA Men’s Sevens Assistant Coach Phil Greening with Cody Melphy picked as Captain. USA selections were made to provide more game time for the wider player pool against international competition. There were several standouts at the 2019 USA Club Sevens National Championship. As a result of their performance, Corey Jones, Gavan Morrison, and Aren Marten…

American Rugby Pro Training Center will host the USA Rugby National Development Academy Invitational Tournament (NDIT) in Little Rock, Arkansas on August 17-18. Chris Brown will be on hand for a Friday Clinic for attendees and the players will be evaluated for potential inclusion on the national team, as well as for residency contracts. Pools A: Santa Barbara, Scion, Stars, Collegiate All-Americans (WCAAs) B: Armed Forces, ARPTC, Northeast, Phoenix Schedule Saturday, August 17 Pool Matches (CDT) 10:00 Scion vs. Stars 10:20 Santa Barbara Academy vs. Collegiate All-Americans 10:40 ARPTC vs. Phoenix 11:00 Northeast vs. Armed Forces 12:20 Santa Barbara vs.…

The USA Rugby Club 7s was played at Swope Village in Kansas City this past weekend. There were thirty two teams, sixteen each for the Men’s and Women’s brackets. The San Diego Surfers successfully defended their title in the Women’s competition, while Washington Athletic Club emerged with the Men’s Championship. The tournament was broadcast of florugby.com. During Pool play, the San Diego Surfers, Berkeley All Blues, Life West, and Scion Sirens were undefeated with 3-0 records.The Berkeley All Blues shut out their opponents, while scoring 82 points. Between the Pool winners there were over 15 Eagles on their rosters. In…

World Rugby Release Women’s competition increases to eight rounds Six tournaments will be combined men’s and women’s events Los Angeles announced as the location for USA men’s tournament Record-breaking audience engagement figures with over 198 million video views in 2019 World Series 2020 serves as crucial build-up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games The women’s series begins in Glendale, Colorado, USA on 5-6 October, 2019 World Rugby has confirmed the schedule for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 in what will be the biggest season to date, with Fiji and New Zealand fighting to retain the men’s and…

The 2019 USA Rugby Club 7s Nationals will be held on August 10-11at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, MO. This past weekend the teams were finalized for Nationals. FloRugby will be broadcasting the event. The first teams that qualified for the 2019 USA Rugby Club 7s Nationals was Schuylkill River, who won the Eastern Open Qualifier, while Life West won the Western Open Qualifier. As the result of Schuylkill River earning an automatic bid at the Eastern Open, the Mid-Atlantic added a second team with National Athletic Village (NAV) Sevens Selects joining them after winning two of the three…

The Lima Pan-American Games Men’s and Women’s Rugby Sevens began July 26 and concluded July 28 at the Villa Maria del Triunfo cluster in Lima, Peru. The USA Men’s Rugby Sevens Team beat Brazil in extra time 24-19 to win the Bronze medal, while Argentina beat Canada 33-10 to win Gold. Men’s Rugby Sevens Recap 5th/8th Place Semifinal: Guyana vs Jamaica Jamaica jumped to a 21-0 lead at the break and won 33-19 over Guyana. Jamaica will play the winner of the Chile-Uruguay match for 5th place, while Guyana plays the loser for 7th. Jamaica’s Tayay Mikel Facey scored two…

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