Rugby World Cup

U.S. Will Bid for Rugby World Cup

The United States will bid to host a Rugby World Cup in 2027, 2029 and/or 2031 after a recently completed feasibility study and dialogue with World Rugby showed that the event could be a success. The feasibility group, along with USA Rugby, will now transition from an exploratory phase to bid planning and preparation ahead […]

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Swimmers train at the 2016 U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

USA Swimming Partners with Fanatics on Merchandise

As the rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo approach in just a few months and with less than a year to go before the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, national governing bodies are finalizing new partnerships — or extending existing ones — ahead of what for many NGBs is the biggest […]

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New Rugby Sevens League Forming With Fall 2021 Start Targeted

Scheduled to debut in the fall 2021, Premier Rugby Sevens will be a new rugby league that will look to showcase North America’s top male and female players with equal pay and high-performance access under one league umbrella, adopting a touring format in cities across the United States and Canada. Rugby sevens, an Olympic sport, […]

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Quest for Gold Sevens Rugby Set for June at Dignity Health Sports Park

Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, will host a “Quest for Gold Sevens” international rugby event June 25–26 with several teams from the HSBC World Rugby Seven Series competing in a pre-Olympic exhibition. There are five men’s teams — United States, Argentina, Kenya, Korea and Samoa — plus women’s teams from the United States, […]

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HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2021 Schedule Unveiled

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series schedule for 2021 has been released with four men’s and five women’s rounds, along with potentially two more men’s rounds, as part of a condensed season that will start in May. The 2021 Series kicks off with back-to-back women’s events in Marcoussis, Paris, on May 15–16 and May 22–23 […]

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The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will be home to the newest Major League Rugby club. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Major League Rugby Expansion Franchise Playing at LA Coliseum

The newest franchise in Major League Rugby will play its home games at one of the most historic sports venues in the United States. The LA Giltinis will be playing home matches at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as part of what the expansion franchise terms a “long-term deal” that the league itself said would […]

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Poised for Pandemic, SloCoach Makes Move in United States

On the surface, it would appear that SloCoach would be one of those companies that must have formed as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. An online coaching tool where athletes can upload videos of themselves practicing their sports—with professional or Olympic-level athletes or coaches returning a video critique—seems to be tailor-made for the new […]

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USA Rugby Explores World Cup Bid

USA Rugby, which recently exited bankruptcy, has announced that a group of stakeholders in the United States will finance a feasibility study toward the chances of bringing a Rugby World Cup to the country for the first time. The announcement comes after World Rugby’s reformed Rugby World Cup bidding process was released. USA Rugby has […]

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USA Rugby Exits Bankruptcy

USA Rugby has exited bankruptcy after Delaware Bankruptcy Court approved the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization that the national governing body submitted. The plan is a proposal from USA Rugby to address creditor claims and reconcile bankruptcy debts over time, according to a press release. The plan approval indicates USA Rugby as “reorganized” under the […]

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Major League Rugby Planning Hawaii Expansion

Major League Rugby has accepted the initial application for membership to an expansion bid in Kanaloa, Hawaii, clearing the way for the parties to enter into negotiations that would make the island club the 14th member of MLR heading into the 2021 season. Kanaloa has 90 days to finalize terms and meet the league’s expansion […]

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