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World Rugby Women's Sevens 2020- The Women's Sevens Series expands next season to eight events, instead of the current six. Combination Men's and Women's tournaments will occur in Dubai, Cape Town, New Zealand, Sydney, Paris, and Hong Kong. Two, stand alone events will continue as before in Glendale, Colorado, and Langford, British Columbia. Of note is that this year's French sevens will be played in Biarritz and not Paris. The top four finishers in 2018/2019 will automatically qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Major League Rugby Recap- Play resumes in the eighth-week of the league with two contests. Houston won Thursday's match against Utah 29-27. Games this weekend are:
Saturday - Austin at NOLA, 2 p.m. ET - Cox TV, ESPN+, Facebook Watch
Sunday - Glendale at RUNY, 3 p.m. ET - CBSSN
Standings to date:
NOLA 5-1 - 26 points
Seattle 5-2 - 25
RUNY 5-1 - 23
Glendale 3-2-2 - 23
San Diego 4-2-1 - 22
Toronto 3-4 - 17
Houston 2-5 - 10
Utah 1-4-1 - 8
Austin 0-7 - 2
USA Hosts Women's Rugby Super Series- The USA will host a top five nation Women's fifteens tournament in San Diego from June 28 to July 14. Teams competing are New Zealand, England, France, Canada, and the USA. Tickets are not yet on sale.
Rugby League Expansion to North America? - The professional Rugby League is looking possibly to add two more clubs in North America. The cities might be Toronto and New York. The Rugby Football League Board want to relocate the Hemel Stags to New York.
New England Free Jacks in Cara Cup- The MLR expansion club, the New England Free Jacks, coached by Alex Magleby, will meet the Ulster A XV from Ireland in a continuation of the Cara Cup. In total, this spring the Free Jacks will play four Irish A county sides at home.
The match will be Saturday, March 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the Union Point Sports Complex in Weymouth, Mass. The club announced a broadcast partnership with local NESN to televise matches on NESNPlus throughout most of New England.