LA 7s & LAI
LOS ANGELES, Calif.– In just a few weeks, the world of rugby is coming back to Los Angeles as the HSBC LA Sevens returns February 25th and 26th.
While several LA Invitational Divisions are now closed, there is still the wait list.
The LAI has released a list of registered teams eight brackets that have 74 teams slated to play, with more coming. In addition, the three youth brackets have 16 teams registered so far.
So that's 90 teams so far, with more to come.
Well we almost predicted it.
Goofing around with the Men’s World Series Standings we speculated that we might see all of the top teams tied … or at least most within a point of each other.
That second scenario is basically happening.
Argentina is back.
OK, they didn't really leave, but beating New Zealand at New Zealand's own 7s tournament is a signal that the Pumas have taken a big step forward. Finishing 5th, 6th, and 6th in the first three tournaments wasn't exactly poor form, but Argentina exceeded or equaled 5th eight out of nine tournaments in 2022, including two finals.
It’s a banana race … all in a bunch.
The Men’s Sevens World Series got no more spread out after a wild weekend in Hamilton, and all that did was raise the stakes for the remaining tournaments, especially the LA Sevens.