World Rugby has announced record-breaking fan figures for the men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, after another compelling season on and off the field.
The 2016-17 series, the first after rugby sevens’ Olympic Games debut at Rio, saw massive crowds in cities including Dubai, Cape Town, Sydney, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Hong Kong and London as the total attendance over the 10 rounds increased by... Read More
The 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship concluded with a new attendance record for the event in its eighth year (Seven in Philadelphia, One in Columbus, Ohio). The tournament expanded its footprint from the two “Academy” fields that abut the Talen Energy Stadium, where many of the preliminary games were played to large crowds of fans.
NSCRO continued to hold its Men's National... Read More
In June of 2011, the College Rugby Championship would move to PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia. It marked the second year of the CRC sevens event, first held in Columbus, Ohio, to a sparse crowd. That initial contest – aired on NBCSports – witnessed a ding-dong battle between Cal and Utah, tied at the whistle, and won in overtime by Utah 31-26. Utah’s football and rugby ace... Read More
The end of this year’s exciting HSBC World Rugby Men’s Sevens series produced the selection of a Dream Team of seven players. During the ten-event circuit, each contest generated its individual Dream Team and a Man of the Final recognition.
The 2016/2017 Dream Team features two Eagles, Perry Baker and Danny Barrett, another illustration of the success of this season’s fifth place Eagle squad.... Read More
The USA Men’s Eagles Sevens finished in fifth place in the just concluded 2016/2917 HSBC World Rugby 7s championship. It represented the highest ranking ever for the team, and congratulations are due to Coach Mike Friday, his staff, and all the players who participated in the ten events.
South Africa were the winners this year, replacing Fiji as the top men’s squad in the world. The Blitzboks... Read More
South Africa have won the HSBC World Rugby 2016/2017 Men’s Sevens after the ninth tournament, winning the Paris 7s. Next week the capper on the ten circuit event ends in London, May 20 and May 21 at Twickenham. Congratulations to the talented Blitzboks on their first championship since 2009.
South Africa overcame sevens’ stars moving over to the Springboks fifteen, but found new blood from four... Read More
This week's draw for the Rugby World Cup in Japan finds nine of the top ten currently ranked nations slotted in the four pools. Only Fiji, the 10 ranked team, will have to qualify in the Oceania tournaments because they failed to finish in the top three places in RWC 2015.
Remember that Fiji played in that last tournament's "Pool of Death," where they met Australia, England, and Wales, all ranked... Read More
Tomorrow, May 10, at five p.m. Japan time, there will be a draw for placement in the four Pools in the Rugby World Cup 2019. The draw will be held in the Kyoto Guest House by the head of the host nation Japan.
The first stage of the selection will occur among the twelve nations that qualified by their 2015 RWC performance in England. The twelve were then separated into three bands (1,2,3) as... Read More
The ninth round of the HSBC World Rugby 7s 2016/2017 10-event season moves to Paris this weekend, May 13 and May 14. South Africa are comfortably ahead in the standings and should clinch the championship, if not this weekend, then the next one in London (May 20 and May 21).
This will mark Paris’s second year hosting the event, which is played at Stade Jean Bouin, located in the southwest part of... Read More
The Rugby World Cup 2019 is two-years away and host nation Japan is busy with pre tournament planning. Twelve venues were recently announced indicating the stadiums that will participate in the event. These range in capacity from 16,000 in Kamaishi City to the two largest, the International Stadium in Yokohama City (72,000), and the National Stadium currently being built in Tokyo, which will... Read More