Once upon a time in America, the big international sevens event was played in San Diego. In February of 2009, the third year the tournament was held there, it marked the last stop on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Circuit before the Sevens Rugby World Cup in Dubai in March. (Won, surprisingly by Wales over Argentina.)
The USA sevens started out in Los Angeles before it was purchased by United World... Read More
Close to 900,000 ticket applications received during Supporters’ Club/Front Row priority ballot
More than 2.5 million ticket applications received across all ballot phases to date
Next ballot application phase open from 19 September to 12 November
With 437 days to go until Rugby World Cup 2019 kicks off in Japan, demand for tickets following the recently completed Supporters’ Club/Front Row... Read More
The Rugby World Cup Sevens begins Friday, July 20 in San Francisco's AT&T baseball stadium, home of the SF Giants. The event will mark three-days of exciting women's and men's sevens to determine the winner of this quadrennial tournament. Invited are 24-Men's sides, and 16-Women's teams. Both USA teams are seeded fifth.
On Friday, the Men's bracket commences with eight-qualifying matches from... Read More
This Saturday, Samoa and Germany commence the first of two home and away games to determine who moves forward in to the 2019 Rugby World Cup Playoff spot. The winner will compete in Pool A against Ireland, Scotland, Japan, and Russia. The second Playoff match will be July 14.
Germany qualified by defeating Portugal in a one off game. The German XV are 5-10 in 2017 and 2018 with victories against... Read More
The Rugby Sevens World Cup of 2005 witnessed a showdown between sevens titans when Fiji and New Zealand squared off for the finals in Hong Kong. Fiji, RWC winners in 1997, outscored opponents 176-19 in pool play (5-0), while reigning champions New Zealand (RWC 2001 winners) generated similar pool numbers at 211-17 (5-0).
Fiji won their quarterfinal match against Argentina 22-14, and next won the... Read More
It's one month until the start of the World Rugby Sevens World Cup to be played July 20-22 in San Francisco's AT&T Park.
This represents the seventh event in this global series. The last tournament was held in Moscow in 2013. New Zealand won the gold, defeating England 33-0. The Kiwi Women beat Canada 29-12 to take gold, also. The Russian tournament was sparsely attended.
The July event will... Read More
At the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) last weekend, the Pete Dawkins Trophy was presented to newly crowned champion, Lindenwood, by General H.R. McMaster, former National Security Advisor in the current administration.
McMaster was ideally suited to give the award as he was a rugger at West Point, graduating in the Class of 1984. He has always considered rugby an excellent... Read More
Round nine of the 2017/2018 HSBC World Rugby Sevens series in London witnessed a consistent Fiji team win their fourth tournament in a row and the fifth in the past six events. Fiji defeated sevens rival South Africa 21-17 for the gold medal. Invitational side Ireland proved to be the surprise of the tournament, beating home side England 21-19 for the bronze.
The USA, after a 2-0-1 beginning,... Read More
This weekend June 5 and 6 features the London 7s at Twickenham, the ninth stop on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens circuit. Usually, London officially ends the series but this year's finale will be in Paris the weekend of June 8, 9, 10 with contests for both Women and Men.
Fiji lead South Africa 145 to 141 in the standings. The Fijians have won the last three events, and have finished first in four... Read More
In one sense, the current Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) for college sevens began in Copenhagen, Demark, during the first week of October 2009. Then, at the International Olympic Committee’s meeting, rugby’s seven-a-side version for Women and Men was approved as new sport for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (Question: What was the other sport voted in? Answer at end of article.)
The... Read More