PremierRugby

Premier Rugby Sevens Announces Expansion

Premier Rugby Sevens has announced the 2023 season will have eight men’s and eight women’s teams with new markets throughout the country, doubling the number of franchises from last season. The Eastern Conference will have the New York Locals, Southern Headliners, Texas Team and Western Pennsylvania with the name to be determined. The Western Conference […]

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NCR

2023 Collegiate Rugby Championship Moving to April For First Time

National Collegiate Rugby has announced the 2023 Collegiate Rugby Championship will be held April 28–30 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in the Washington D.C. area. This will be the first time the event has been held in April after a 13-year tradition of holding the tournament in late spring, as it was moved to late April […]

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World Rugby

World Rugby Restructures Sevens World Series in Rebrand

World Rugby has outlined a new framework for the future of the Sevens World Series in hopes of growing the fanbase globally, combining sport and fan entertainment in a festival atmosphere at seven locations around the world. The remodeled Sevens World Series will include seven festival-style events across seven months featuring the best 12 men’s […]

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Rugby America’s Aspiration
The U.S. team sings the national anthem ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool C game at Kobe Misaki Stadium against England in Kobe, Japan. The U.S. will host the 2031 Rugby World Cup for the first time in program history. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

A Decade of Big Events on Tap in United States

For the next decade, there may not be a season where a sports fan cannot enjoy a major international sporting event to travel to within the United States. This past summer alone saw World Athletics host the world track-and-field championships in the United States for the first time at the renovated Hayward Field in Eugene, […]

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Women’s Rugby

World Rugby, International Working Group on Women & Sport Launch Collaboration

World Rugby and the International Working Group on Women & Sport have launched a call to action encouraging global sports leaders to get behind the gender equality in sport movement. The two organizations have pledged to work together over the next four years, starting this November, to raise awareness of the need for positive change […]

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Infinity Park
Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado, was the first rugby-specific venue built in the United States. (Photos by Jason Gewirtz)

For One Small City, Rugby as Economic Development

Glendale, Colorado, is the kind of city that you’d never know you were in unless someone pointed it out. At 369 acres, the enclave that is home to about 5,000 mostly apartment-dwelling residents is surrounded on all sides by the city of Denver. For years, if you knew anything about Glendale, it might be as […]

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HSBC Los Angeles Sevens 2020
USA's Danny Barrett touches down a try against France on day two of the HSBC Los Angeles Sevens 2020 at Dignity Health Sports Park on 1 March, 2020 in Los Angeles, United States. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

2023 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Schedule Announced

The sport of rugby continues to build momentum as it heads toward the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, and the announcement of the schedule for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 season only furthers the sport’s increasing popularity. The 2023 schedule provides the chance for the top four men’s and women’s teams in the […]

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AvivaCup2023
Pictured at the Aviva Stadium ahead of the Leinster Rugby v Stade Toulousain Heineken Champions Cup semi-final (from left): Dan Leavy (Heineken Champions Cup winner), Niall Rynne, Aviva Stadium Board Chairman, Dominic McKay, EPCR Chairman, Wojciech Boguz, HEINEKEN Ireland Marketing Director, Kevin Potts, IRFU Chief Executive and Mike Ross (Heineken Champions Cup winner)

2023 Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup Finals Moved to Aviva Stadium

Dublin’s Aviva Stadium will replace Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as the host of the European Professional Club Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals in May 2023 with tickets already on sale. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium had been scheduled to host the matches but EPCR said that the late conclusion to the 2022-23 Premier League season has […]

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Rugby America’s Aspiration
The U.S. team sings the national anthem ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool C game at Kobe Misaki Stadium against England in Kobe, Japan. The U.S. will host the 2031 Rugby World Cup for the first time in program history. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

USA Rugby Awarded 2031 Rugby World Cup,
2033 Women’s Rugby World Cup

The United States will host the Rugby World Cup in 2031 and Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2033, with World Rugby planting a flag in the ground for the sport stateside in cooperation with a resurgent USA Rugby. The announcement was made by World Rugby during its executive board meeting in Dublin. USA Rugby had […]

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