International Rugby News
MONTEVIDEO, URU – Rugby Americas, Sudamérica Rugby and the Uruguay Rugby Union announced that the inaugural Under-20 Men’s Americas Rugby Championship will take place June 10-18 at Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo.
It’s been a bumpy road as many flock to reorganize USA Rugby, and it’s not going to get much smoother.
It kind of ended up being the same story for the USA Men this weekend at the Hamilton 7s.
Play well against middling teams, and then struggle against stronger opposition.
In fact, this time the Eagles ended up struggling as they lost 26-7 to Canada in the 5th-6th playoff.
The new format for the Hamilton 7s may have rankled some, OK, pretty much everybody, but the USA Women's 7s team can really only blame themselves for not making the top four.
The World Sevens Series is back with the Hamilton 7s and another change in the format.
Instead of sending the top two teams from each pool to the quarterfinals, only the pool winners will go on to the Cup Semis.
Changing the formats—earlier the new plan had teams that lost in the quarterfinals get no more games—is so men and women can fit in the same venue at the same time.