For US or Canadian high schools looking for an early September 2019 tour to Europe, the premier event is the Paris-operated Tournoi des Captiales, the prestigious 7-a-side tournament for U16 Boys and U18 Girls. This biannual event has welcomed teams from twenty countries since its inception in 2006.
In 2017, the Boys winners were the Manly Marlins from Sydney, and the Girls division was won by... Read More
When United World Sports moved the USA Sevens from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2006, it decided to add on an ancillary event for clubs and colleges called the San Diego Invitational. The matches were played on fields situated away from Petco Park, the Padres baseball stadium that housed the big sevens tournament.
After three-years in San Diego, the Invitational followed the USA Sevens by moving... Read More
The 2019 edition of the European Six Nations Championship will begin Friday, February 1 when Wales visit France for a 2 p.m. match in the Stade de France, Paris.
Ireland aim to retain their 2018 title, a Grand Slam, undefeated season against the other five teams. That tournament victory, and their win in Dublin over the All Blacks last November, have secured the Irish a firm second place in the... Read More
The Japan Times has reported that over half of the total tickets for this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan have been sold. Over 1 million of a total 1.8 million tickets available for the 48 games over 12 venues have been sold. The local organizing committee is aiming to sell out every match, with the remaining tickets to be put on sale this month.
Sales began in January 2018 with priority group... Read More
The ball dropped. The New Year clicked down one number. It's 2019 today.
A countdown of 8-months and 19-days until the kickoff of the next Rugby World Cup in Japan. The first RWC in Asia.
Opening match is Japan vs. Russia on September 20.
Twenty teams in four pools will compete for the William Webb Ellis Trophy.
New Zealand have won the last two cups, England 2015, and New Zealand 2011.
Can... Read More
In November 2006, Rugby Magazine announced the new venue and the dates for the 2007 USA Sevens tournament., scheduled for February 10 in Petco Park, San Diego. Previously for three-years, the tournament under ownership and operation by USA Rugby, had run the event in the Home Depot Center Los Angeles.
The rights to the tournament had been purchased by entrepreneur Jon Prusmack (founder and... Read More
The USA lead the HSBC Sevens Circuit for the first time in the series history. With a second silver medal in Cape Town last weekend, the Eagles total 38 points one more than New Zealand.
The top four teams in the 2018/2019 season will automatically qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
In Cape Town, the Eagles started in an easy pool, consisting of Japan, Spain, and Argentina. Los Leones... Read More
The USA earned a clean sweep in Day One in Cape Town, winning all three-pool games. The Eagles shutout Japan 54-0, beat Spain 31-14, and, finally, Argentina 31-14, after being behind at the half to Los Pumas. With a 3-0 clean sheet, they advanced easily into tomorrow's quarterfinals round where they will play England.
The other elite eight games will see Australia v. New Zealand, South Africa v.... Read More
The initial tournament of the ten scheduled HSBC 2018/2019 Men’s Sevens event concluded in Dubai, where New Zealand defeated the USA to take the title. The victory represented the first All Blacks win in Dubai since 2009, ending a nine-year draught.
England beat Australia for the Bronze medal. Of note, England 7’s star Dan Norton became the first player to notch 300 tries in the HSBC annual event... Read More
In January 2001, at Mar del Plata, Argentina, the USA were ranked 24th out of the 24 teams competing in the third, Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament. The Eagles qualified for the event by finishing third in the prior Americas Qualifiers, held the previous May in Santiago, Chile.
Before the trip, the team received a spate of disappointing news starting with the resignation of Coach Tommy Smith.... Read More