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U20 TROPHY - BRAZIL 2019

U20 Trophy in Brazil - The second tier U20 event will be played in São Paulo, Brazil, from July 9th to July 21st.  It marks the 12th edition of the annual youth tournament.

Eight nations will participate, seven that have gained entrance through regional qualification, and Brazil, which serves as the host country.

The teams:

Brazil

Canada

Uruguay

Kenya

Japan

Portugal

Tonga

Hong Kong

Rugby's popularity has been markedly on the rise in Brazil since its hosting the 2016 Olympics (Gold Medals to Fiji Men and Australian Women). Much of the credit goes to the Augustin Danza, the CEO of the Brazilian Rugby Federation, a native of Argentina who graduated from Columbia Business School.

The matches will be played in the São José dos Campos stadium.

The USA have not qualified for this tournament since 2015 when they finished fifth. 

The winner advances to the U20 Championship next year in Italy.

USA Rugby Names Sevens Squads for the Pan American Games- The XVIII Pan Am Games will showcase rugby sevens from July 26 to July 28. The events this year are in Lima, Peru. 

Women's Sevens Team

Kayla Canett

Cheta Emba

Abby Gustaitis

Emily Henrich

Kristi Kirshe

Ilona Maher

Jordan Matyas

Kasey McCravey

Alena Olsen

Ari Ramsey

Stephanie Rovetti

Naya Tapper

Men's Sevens Team

Joe Schroeder

Jake Lachina 

Christian Dyer 

Lorenzo Thomas 

Ben Broselle 

Harley Wheeler 

Cody Melphy    

Naima Fuala'au 

D'Montae Noble 

Marcus Tupuola 

Travion Clark

Maceo Brown

Eight nations will compete in the rugby event. Seven Men's sides have already been named, with the eighth and final team competing in the South American Rugby Sevens tournament this weekend in Santiago, Chile.

The teams:

Men (7): USA, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Jamaica, and Guyana

Women (8): Peru, Mexico, Canada, USA, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Argentina, and Colombia