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Premier Rugby Sevens 2021 Event Heading to Memphis

Premier Rugby Sevens, a new league featuring the top U.S. Olympic rugby sevens athletes, has announced Memphis will host The PR7s Inaugural Championship at AutoZone Park on October 9. The league will showcase six men’s teams and four women’s teams playing multiple games through the championship game. Player announcements, team names and league partnerships will […]

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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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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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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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USA Rugby Relocates Colorado Headquarters

USA Rugby has announced a new partnership with the city of Glendale, Colorado, that will see the national governing body relocate its headquarters from Lafayette, Colorado, to the city just south of Denver. As part of the arrangement, the NGB will use Glendale’s Infinity Park—one of the few rugby-specific venues in the country—as its national […]

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Timmy Hill (No. 66) beats Ryan Preece (No. 37) to the checkered flag at Texas in the the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 at iRacing’s virtual Texas Motor Speedway on March 29, 2020.

Professional Leagues, Networks Turning to Esports

With no live events to broadcast, sports leagues and their television partners are going to the next best thing—having esports take their place in sports from auto racing to basketball as fallout continues from the coronavirus pandemic. What started as replacement programming for a regional cable network has shifted to broadcast sports, as ESPN is […]

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