The Pan-Am Games rugby competition kicks off Friday in Lima, Peru with both the women's and men's events logging one pool game on the first day.
The schedule is as follows:
Game times are local time (same as Central Time)
9:50AM: Colombia vs Argentina Women
10:15AM: USA vs Trinidad & Tobago Women
10:40AM: Brazil vs Peru Women
Twelve legends of the game will be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame at a special ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the physical visitor experience in Rugby, England on 17 November.
Alex, Pat, and Bruce look back at Rio and what might have, or perhaps should have, been.
The guys talk selections, tactics, and whether the USA Men's Team and the USA Women's Team met expectations.
It gets a little fractious, but it's entertaining, especially when Bruce weights in on Mike Friday.
Eight of the 12 USA men's 7s players from the Rio Olympics have been offered new contacts for the coming season, with an additional four who were not initially on the squad for Rio also getting contracts.
Life could be changing at some point for the USA Men's and Women's 7s teams that train at Chula Vista, Calif.
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) will, in 2017, be handing over administration of the Olympic Training Center at Chula Vista to the City of Chula Vista, and the City has outsourced the administration of the facility to Point Loma Nazarene University.
(Play Rugby USA Release) - Following the successful first season of Play Rugby USA’s Community Olympic Development Program (CODP), the opportunity to be part of the next assembly is now available.
This is an opinion column by GRR Editor Alex Goff - It was always going to be a disappointing Olympics finish for some men’s rugby 7s teams.
We asked our social media followers what they had to say about the USA efforts at the RIo Olympics. As usual, our readers had many interesting and insightful things to contribute - here is a sample of their comments:
Colin Miller: Nothing against MH, who had a great (if not his best) tournament. I think 2 points could more easily have been made up by taking better care of the pill.
Olympic Games history was made as Fiji won gold in the men's rugby sevens competition in style at the Deodoro Stadium on Thursday.
This is an opinion column by Goff Rugby Report editor Alex Goff - Criticism of an Olympic performance is a dicey thing; you have to be aware that being at the Olympics is, for most athletes, a once-in-a-lifetime event, something to be celebrated, and I’m not really all that interested in bringing a player’s pride in representing her nation at Rio down all that far.
The Rio Olympics is over for the USA Men as the Eagles defeated Spain 24-12 to secure 9th.
The United States ended up 3-2 in the Games, losing two close ones to Argentina and Fiji, beating Brazil twice, and Spain once, but never really finding the form they wanted.