The USA High School All Americans
In the opener the HSAA team took on the defending World School 7s Champions the New Zealand Condors.HSAA vs NZ Condors
The Condors struck first but it was very slow going as the Americans made some key try-saving tackles—Lucas Lacamp and Peyton Wall logging some impressive defensive efforts.
The Arizona Bobcats HS select side program is back with another running of the Roadrunner 7s in Phoenix.
The tournament, thanks in large part to Jessica Brandt, was a big success last year and as happened in 2018 it will include teams from Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.
The Boys HS All Americans are set up for the World School 7s this coming weekend.
Late injuries have reduced the squad, as the HSAA group in New Zealand without Nate Roeback and Levi Summerlin. There wasn't enough time to get anyone else to fill in, so the squad of 14 is now 12, which isn't so small.
The USA Men's and Women's teams started in Dubai on a winning note as each won one game on the first day.
World Rugby is calling it a dawn of a new era for rugby sevens; really what it is is a reset, but it's still an important reset.
After trying to run Men's and Women's HSBC Sevens World Series events separately (with some exceptions), the events will be largely combined this season.