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Premier 7s Team Names, Logos Released

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Premier 7s Team Names, Logos Released

Premier 7s is a professional league kicking off this fall.

New York—Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the new Rugby 7s league that will debut with the top US men and women Olympic players, today unveiled the league’s six team brands.

Along with logos, regions, and color schemes, PR7s confirmed the following team names:

Experts

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Experts (@expertspr7s)

Headliners

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Headliners (@headlinerspr7s)

Locals

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Locals (@localspr7s)

Loggerheads

Loonies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Loonies (@looniespr7s)

The Team

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Team (@teampr7s)

As a North American-based league, each brand represents a specific region of North America.  The Loonies will hail from the North. The Team will represent Texas and the plains. The Loggerheads will associate with Cascadia. The Locals will ride with the New Yorkers. The Experts will emerge from the Mountain West. And the Headliners will identify themselves with the Midsouth. The Headliners’ brand is a nod to the region where the league will make its debut when The PR7s Inaugural Championship comes to Memphis on Oct. 9.

The Headliners, Loonies, Loggerheads, and Experts will launch with a men’s squad and a women’s squad for each brand in 2021.  The Team and the Locals will debut with men’s teams – for a total of 10 teams in the league.

“This type of branding exercise has never been done in professional sports,” said Owen Scannell, Founder and CEO of Premier Rugby Sevens. “We now have singular brands that represent both a male team and a female team. And as a league built on the foundation of attracting the best North American athletes, we also want the brands to represent many of the regions where our players were born and raised.” 

PR7s’ initial player signings feature several stars from both the Men’s and Women’s U.S. Olympic Rugby Sevens Teams, including Perry Baker, Danny Barrett, Abby Gustaitis, Carlin Isles, Alev Kelter, Ilona Maher, Folau Niua, Naya Tapper, Stephen Tomasin, and Kevon Williams. 

The league’s first events, dubbed The PR7s Inaugural Championship, will take place in Memphis at AutoZone Park on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT. Tickets to see the league’s debut live in Memphis are on sale now at PRSevens.com/tickets.

For fans unable to make it to Memphis to witness the event in person, the inaugural men’s and women’s tournaments will be available through FOX Sports. The PR7s Inaugural Championship will be live across FS2, the FOX Sports App, and FOXSports.com, with the championship re-airing on FS1.