GRR: Women's Sevens World Series
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.
With two straight World Series tournament victories behind them, the USA women enter Dubai among the favorites, and certainly in a stronger position than they were in a year ago.
Officially the Sevens World Series 2019-20 season has started with the USA women's team's thrilling victory in Glendale, but with a two-month break between that tournament and Dubai, really it feels like it all starts in earnest in a few weeks.
The USA won the Glendale 7s playing some of the best seven-a-side rugby the Eagle woman have shown in a long time.
We know they're better now than they were a year ago, heck, six months ago. But how? Here are four aspects of play where the Eagles are way, way better than they were.