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USA Sevens Las Vegas 2018 - The dates are set for next year's three-day event: March 2, 3, and 4. This will be the ninth consecutive tournament in Vegas, which has witnessed increased attendance annually. And the Las Vegas Invitational (LVI) showcases women's and men's, sevens and fifteens, college and club, and international sides in the USA's largest rugby event with over 250 sides competing.  The organizers plan an expanded Fan Festival. Tickets will go on sale soon.

Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 - Less than thirty-days to the eighth WRWC, which starts in Dublin, Ireland for the preliminary matches and ends in Belfast, Ireland for the semis and final. Ticket demand has been so high, that the seating inside the University College Dublin Bowl stadium has been increased to 16,000 seats. The Kingspan Stadium in Belfast lists an 18,000 capacity. England are the defending champion.

World Rugby Sevens, San Francisco 2018 - The dates are July 20, 21 and 22 for the seventh event in this quadrennial tournament. The matches will be played inside the San Francisco Giants AT & T Park stadium that seats 42,000. Twenty-four men's nations, and sixteen women's sides will compete. For the Men, there are still eleven teams left to qualify and five for the Women.

Rugby League World Cup Venues - The Rugby League International Federation confirmed venues for the 2017, 2021, and 2015 World Cup. This year, the event is scheduled for Australia, and New Zealand, where opening day is October 27. The tournament concludes on December 2 in the Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia. England will host the 2021 event that will expand to sixteen-teams. Of interest is that the USA and Canada are on tap to host the 2025 tournament.

Lions Tour = Big Bucks - The New Zealand Tourist Association revealed the success of the recent British and Irish Lions tour. More than 24,000 tourists came for the matches, with Auckland generating the most at 14,000. About 4,000 visitors stayed at Airbnb locations.

Paris' Stade Francais Club Sports New Kit (Photo) - The stylish French club showed off its new stripe, which some journalists have called the "polo" look.