The first 7s tournaments in Dubai last week engendered results, surprises, and questions for the men’s and women’s teams on the circuit. The Men will compete in nine more events, while the Women will play in five more, including, the recent announcement of a new venue, the Las Vegas 7s, the first weekend in March. (www.usasevens.com)
New Zealand, the former perennial 7s champs, rebounded... Read More
The 2016 edition of the New York 7s Tournament, organized by the New York RFC, and played at Randall’s Island, saw over 135 teams play this past Saturday in New York City. There were twelve divisions contested with Cup, Plate, and Bowl trophies. In addition, monies were paid to the winners of the Men’s and Women’s Premier Divisions. Results follow:
DIVISION WINNER... Read More
World Rugby and the Japan 2019 organising committee have confirmed that the Rugby World Cup 2019 pool draw will take place on 10 May, 2017 in Kyoto's State Guest House.
The iconic venue is a national symbol in Japan and has played host to globally important meetings, including hosting world leaders at the 2016 G7 summit.
With excitement and anticipation building across Japan, the... Read More
Tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, the nation will be preparing for the annual turkey dinner repast, watching the Macy's Day Parade in Manhattan live, and viewing football on television. And another activity will occur in New York City, the final detailed preparations of the New York RFC's Seven-A-Side tournament on Saturday, November 26.
The NYRFC, founded in 1929 and the USA's oldest rugby only club,... Read More
The Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) announced yesterday that it was withdrawing its bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. This leaves Ireland, France, and South Africa as the remaining countries seeking to host the tournament.
The Italian withdrawal did not come as a surprise since Rome had also retracted its bid for the 2024 Olympics. Many perceived that both proffers were linked together, and if one... Read More
Rugby has been played in Bermuda since the 19th-century. American club visits to the Island began in the 1930s when Harvard, Yale, and Princeton 15s journeyed south, usually in March or April for some competitive rugby and some fun.
The touring continued into the 1950s with Dartmouth founding a rugby club mainly to take an athletic spring break where the college co-eds also came on vacation.
When... Read More
The recent illustration of the 2018 World Rugby Sevens World Cup logo, specifically designed to depict the hosting venue of San Francisco, represents another testament to the growth in stature of rugby in the United States. Admittedly, it's seven-a-side that has led the worldwide awareness that rugby thrives in the States. (Fastest growing team sport in the nation.)
In the last Sevens world cup... Read More
The IOC announced the pools for men and women in the upcoming Rio Olympics that will begin in August. Basically, twelve teams will compete in three pools with the top eight teams moving on to the quarter-final round. After that, four move ahead to the semis, and, then the final. A gold, silver and bronze medal will be awarded to the top three teams.
The USA Women are in Pool A with 2016 ... Read More
The 2015/2016 HSBC World Rugby 7s tournament ended last weekend in London with Scotland the unexpected winner, marking the first time the Scots have ever won on the circuit. The victory capped the last three event surprises with Kenya winning in Singapore (first ever win), Samoa’s comeback win in Paris over Fiji, and, finally, Scotland defeating South Africa at Twickenham.
A few squads – namely,... Read More