GRR: Sevens World Series
The venue hosting the LA 7s February 29-March 1 has undergone some major upgrades in the last few years, making Dignity Health Sports Park—slated to be the rugby venue for the 2028 Olympics—something of a newly-burnished jewel on the rugby landscape.
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.
Alex and Bruce talk about what aspects of the rugby world they are thankful for, and look at tactical and skill improvements in the USA women's 7s team, and look at pathway decisions in the USA men's 7s team.
And they also talk about sushi. Why? Listen and find out.
The Southern California Youth Rugby has embraced the LA Invitational and the LA Sevens, and the tournament weekend, February 28-March 1, and the organization leadership thinks the value is more than just being available to play a few rugby games.