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HSBC World Rugby Sevens Event in Los Angeles Postponed

World Rugby and USA Rugby have postponed the upcoming U.S. leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the LA Sevens, from early March until August 27–28 because of the pandemic. With an adjustment to the HSBC Vancouver Sevens the move means that Los Angeles will serve as the Grand Finale of the Men’s Series. […]

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World Rugby Approves USA Rugby for 2031 World Cup Exclusive Dialogue

USA Rugby took another step toward earning the right to host the 2031 Rugby World Cup when the World Rugby Council voted to enter into an exclusive targeted dialogue phase with the national governing body. “This is a very positive next step for the USA as we elevate exclusive discussions with World Rugby and our […]

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USA Rugby Signs Marketing Agency in Advance of World Cup Bid

USA Rugby, has appointed SPORTFIVE as the national governing body’s global sports marketing agency of record as the NGB embarks on an unprecedented bid to host the Rugby World Cup on both the men’s and women’s side. Under terms of the deal, SPORTFIVE will provide USA Rugby with its extensive expertise, including insights and research, […]

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Ross Young: Bringing USA Rugby Out of Bankruptcy and Ready to Bid for World Cups

USA Rugby has gone through a lot during the past year-plus. Not only was it dramatically affected by the pandemic like every other national governing body in the Olympic movement, it had to file for bankruptcy protection last year. Having come through the process with a streamlined operation, USA Rugby now looks ahead to the […]

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Las Vegas and Allegiant Stadium to Host USA Rugby Men’s Team vs. Ireland

The USA Rugby men’s national team will host Ireland in the inaugural Las Vegas Rugby Cup on October 30, 2021, at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium. “It’s thrilling to host an international rugby event of this caliber in Las Vegas and we can’t wait to welcome the teams and their fans to the sports capital of […]

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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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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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