GRR: United World Sports
USA Rugby has settled its lawsuit with United World Sports.
United World Sports, the company that ran the USA 7s tournament in Las Vegas, and also the CRC, was suing USA Rugby for $40 million, claiming that USA Rugby conspired with World Rugby to weasel out of an agreement that UWS would be the host company for the Men’s Sevens World Series stop in the USA.
The news that the CRC and Varsity Cup may well be in a breakup with NBC is not especially surprising.
Strong personalities both at the network and in United World Sports seemed ripe for a little bit of conflict, and while United World Sports may not be a scorched earth organization, it certainly doesn't carry a water hose with it, either.
The attendance at the USA 7s international tournament ticked up slightly from 2016, but was essentially unchanged from last year.
The announcement that the Women's USA 7s tournament will be held at the same venue and same time as the Men's USA 7s, in Las Vegas, is the strongest indication of thawing feelings between USA Rugby and United World Sports.
LAS VEGAS (Press Release) – United World Sports, the organizers behind the largest annual rugby events in the United States; and USA Rugby, the national governing body of rugby in America, announce that the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series will return to Las Vegas for 2017, uniting it with the annual USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament, March 3 – 5 at Sam Boyd Stadium.