The USA Men’s rugby 7s team at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China has started 0-2, but they are not out of it yet.
The USA team looked solid against Kenya, leading 12-10 at halftime thanks to tries from Jojo Tikoisuva and Hanco Germishuys, but the Kenyans took control in the second half, scoring twice to win 22-12.
The USA women’s team at the Youth Olympics started the Rugby 7s event at the games 0-1-1 on the first day.
The U.S. Women came close to their first win at the Youth Olympic Games but fell just short, 19-14, to Canada (1-1). The loss moves the Americans to 0-1-1.
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Every try, tackle and pass from the men’s and women’s Rugby Sevens events at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games will be available live and on demand at Olympic.tv.
A portfolio of international broadcasters will also televise the action around the globe as Rugby returns to the Olympic arena after 90 years.
Rugby 7s gets its next step in Olympics exposure with the Youth Olympics.
August 16 in the USA< August 17 in China, both the USA Men's and Women's youth teams will suit up in six-team tournaments in Nanjing.
On July 1, the women’s team at Life University officially became a varsity program. Big changes lie ahead, not least among them the opportunity to offer more athletic scholarships, but coach Rosalind Chou isn’t rushing the growth of the young program.
Chou is fortunate to have Director of Rugby Dan Payne lending guidance.
Graduating Kansas City Jr. Blues player Will Ben Sims will enroll at Trinity College, Dublin University, this coming fall.
The "Battle in the Bay" college 7s tournament will pitch-up for its second year October 25-26 at Treasure Island in San Francisco, and will do so with an impressive lineup of teams.
Arizona, Oregon, University of British Columbia, University of Utah, and University of Washington all show up this year and fill out the field to 16.
As the USA finishes its Women's Rugby World Cup campaign in France this Sunday, the next generation of potential Eagles will begin its high-performance journey with the Women's Junior All Americans (WJAA). The high schoolers and collegians will converge on Buffalo, N.Y., on Aug. 17 before heading to Ontario for the two-game Can-Am Series against the Canada U20s.
Colorado State University’s Men’s Rugby Club has announced a player camp in conjunction with the Canterbury Rugby Football Union (CRFU) of New Zealand. The camp will involve CRFU coach Tabai Matson running the camp at CSU on the weekend of September 19-21. Matson is the current backs and assistant coach with the Canterbury Crusaders Super 15 team.
BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby has announced a Girls HS All-American XV following the Stars and Stripes Camp at the University of Northern Colorado last month.