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Pro Rugby Third Week - Round three of Pro Rugby continues this Sunday with two games scheduled on May 1.
Denver (2-0) at San Diego (1-1) at 5 p.m. PT
San Francisco (0-2) at Ohio (0-1) 3 p.m. ET
Viewing: OneWorldSports and streaming on AOL.com
Rugby Innovation Summit - The conference - held in conjunction with the magazine Rugby World - will take place May 24 and 25 at the Twickenham Stoop, UK. The key topic will be Injury Prevention and Accountability. A noted panel of speakers include Dave Alred, Elite Performance Coach and Mike Friday, USA 7s coach.
Rugby Utah - The union looks forward to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup on Saturday, May 7 when BYU meet California again for this postseason championship in Provo. In addition, the Union announced that in July Salt Lake City would host the Women's Rugby Super Series.
The Olympic Countdown - Less than 100 days to go before the start of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Opening ceremonies Friday, August 5. Extensive television coverage from NBC. For a list of all the events go to www.rio2016.com. (PDF)
Paris 7s Update - The French Rugby Federation announced that ticket sales were encouraging for the three-day event (Returning after ten-years) on May 13,14, and 15. The tournament will be played at Stade Jean Bouin (25,000) site of the semi-finals and final of the 2014 World Rugby Women's World Cup.
Flag on Teeth! - In the past RWC, the Italian XV painted their tri-color flag (Red, White and Green) on top teeth. Easy for Italy, or for tri-color France to block, but not for other nations with more elaborate flag designs (i.e.; Stars and Stripes, Union Jacks, Maple Leafs, etc.).
JWT U20 5th Place Playoff - USA vs. Uruguay, Sunday, May 1 in Zimbabwe.