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Serge Betsen Charity Tournament - Former French National, the great Serge Betsen, who does wonderful work through youth rugby in his country of Cameroon, is sponsoring a charity tournament on Saturday, August 27 in Virginia. This will be Touch Rugby competition, the venue will be held at Little River Farm, 22006 James Monroe Avenue, Aldie, Virginia. The action begins at 10 a.m. and continues to 3 p.m. Cost is $50.00 per team. All monies go to the Serge Betson Academy USA to fund Cameroon youth initiatives. At 1 p.m., a free BBQ for all, sponsored by Cuisine Solutions. RSVP at [email protected]. Free raffle also.
Pro Rugby - The sixteenth, and final, week of the inaugural season of Pro Rugby takes place this weekend.
Saturday, July 30 - San Francisco (3-7) away at Sacramento (3-8) - 7:30 p.m. PT
Sunday, July 31 - Denver (9-1) away at Ohio (8-3) - 3 p.m. ET
English RFU Offer Women Pro Contracts - The RFU announced that 48-female fifteen's players will be offered full-time, part-time, or short-time contracts after the Olympics. This represents England's effort to mount its most competitive squad for the Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland (Dublin and Belfast) next August 2017. The Red Roses are current champions, gold medal victors over Canada in the 2014 WRWC tournament in Paris.
Olympic Rugby Event and Television Schedule - Rugby Today mounted articles about the games and television broadcast schedule for the USA Eagles Women's and Men's events on this site. Readers can always find these in the "ARCHIVES" section on this web site. Also, look for the "app" link. Remember three facts: (1) All contests are Eastern Time, (2) All contests are streamed live from the NBC Sports.com site, and, (3) The Eagles televised games will rotate through NBC properties on CNBC, USA, and NBCSport channels.
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