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Rugby Today will offer exclusive Rio Olympic rugby sevens coverage, with a team of on-site reviewers, and, experienced journalists commenting on all the action. Our analysis will start with the Women’s Eagles first contest against Fiji on Saturday, August 6th and keep on as far the Men’s Eagles’ try for the gold continues.

Writers/Commentators in Rio

  • Dan Lyle – Former multi-capped Eagle and Eagle captain. Selected in 2016 for the USA Rugby Hall of Fame. Executive Vice President Operations, United World Sports
  • Rob Cornelius –Las Vegas Blackjacks RFC. Vice President Business Development, United World Sports.
  • Lara Vivolo – Former Women’s Eagle, Former New York RFC, Assistant Women’s Rugby Coach at West Point


  • Pat Clifton – Assistant Editor Rugby Today, Former Kansas City Rogues RFC, Men’s Coach, Lindendwood University, Belville
  • Allyn Freeman – Editor, Rugby Today, Former Manhattan RFC
  • Liv d’Aliberti – Georgetown University RFC, Women’s Rugby Rugby Today

Our onsite Rio reporters will narrate the social aspect of the Games with photographs and commentary. Our analysts in the USA will report in depth the real time results of the Eagles’ and other teams’ matches to give you an up-to-date account.

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