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MEN'S CAPTAINS AT PARIS 7S

Paris 7s, Women’s Series – The first round of matches has already begun today with the USA Eagles celebrating a close victory over Japan 24-19 and a 21-14 win over Spain. The last game in pool play was a loss 14-5 against France. The Eagles advanced to the quarterfinals on Saturday.

All games played in Stade Jean Bouin. Australia lead New Zealand in the standings.

Pool A – Ireland, Wales, New Zealand, England

Pool B – Canada, Russia, Australia, Fiji

Pool C – France, USA, Spain, Japan

Paris 7s, Men’s Series – Saturday starts the action in the final series of the 2017/2018 season. The Fiji squad have won four tournaments in a row.

Pool A – USA, Argentina, England, France

Pool B – New Zealand, Kenya, Fiji, Samoa

Pool C – Canada, Russia, South Africa, Scotland

Pool D – Australia, Wales, Ireland, Spain

The Eagles first game starts at 5:12 a.m. ET on Saturday.

Major League Rugby (MRL) – A full slate of six games, two on Friday night, and one Saturday.

June 8, Friday – Seattle away at Austin – 9 p.m. ET – ESPN+, ATT Sports Net, Root Sports

June 8, Friday – Houston away at Glendale, 9 p.m. ET – ESPN+, ATT Sports Net

June 9, Saturday – San Diego away at NOLA, 5 p.m. ET – CBSSN Game of the Week

Standings to date:

Seattle 5-1

Glendale 5-0

Austin 3-3

Utah 2-4

NOLA 2-4

San Diego 2-3

Houston 1-5

Test Match: USA versus Russia – Tomorrow, June 9 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Denver, with kick off at 6 p.m. MT. Stadiums hold 18,000. The USA lead the series 7-1, having won seven in a row from May 2004. The Eagles defeated the Bears 25-0 in Sacramento, 2016.

Internationals This Weekend -  All leading nations have matches.

South Africa (7) v. England (3)

Australia (4) v. Ireland (2)

NZ (1) v. France (8)

Argentina (9) v. Wales (5)

Japan (11) v. Italy (14)

Canada (21) v. Scotland (6)

Fiji (10) v. Samoa (16)

Tonga (13) v. Georgia (12)

USA (15) v. Russia (19)

Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 9 – Will superhorse Justify be the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown? For those bettors that favor horses with karmic names, the wager in Saturday’s Second Race on the card at Belmont (The Easy Goer Stakes) is…RUGBYMAN, going off at 3-1 with jockey Jose Ortiz in the irons.