LA 7s & LAI
Editor’s Note: It has taken me some time to post this article because … well there’s other stuff going on and also because I had to talk to several people to get all the right information. It might, in some ways, seem like it’s a bit late and why bring it up, but there’s a good reason for me to write and publish this and I’ll attend to that in a second.
Some sun and blue skies did wonders for the vibe at Dignity Health Sports Park as the 2023 LA 7s crowned New Zealand as champions.
Thor the god of thunder stomped his way across the Southern California sky Saturday, showing himself too strong even for the most hardy of rugby fans and the most gritty of rugby players.
The LA Sevens is almost upon us as teams are getting acquainted with the area.
The Adopt-a-Nation program is back again and we have photos of the Japan team visiting Riviera Elementary School. Kids at the schools in the program do projects aobut the country they have adopted, and then host the team for some food and some fun.
The USA Men’s 7s team were 2nd in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series before Sydney, and then dropped to 7th.
Little issues with the team’s performance made that big change.
“It’s just ruthless,” said USA Head Coach Mike Friday. “If you get things slightly wrong, a couple of ball presents wrong, that’s the difference between winning and losing.”