LA 7s & LAI
If Mike Friday wanted a stern test to prepare his USA Men's 7s team for the RWC 7s, he will get it in Los Angeles.
The LA 7s schedule is set and the USA starts the entire tournament against World Series leaders (albeit somewhat slumping leaders) South Africa. Eh, so what, no problem.
One of the great conundrums of rugby around the world was, for years, that the Irish didn't embrace 7s.
The End of Summer Bash is what they're calling the LA Invitational this year, and, as is true of everything else connected with the Sevens World Series events, COVID has had its influence.
The 2022 Sevens World Series caps off in Los Angeles August 27-28 and organizers are talking about it being a multi-level celebration.
With the LA 7s (obviously) getting a champion, the World Series crowning a champion, and the end-of-year awards for best players of the year, there's a lot going on.
Summer sees different approaches to 7s in high school rugby around the nation.
For some regions, they take a complete break. Others run a series of tournaments that are basically about just playing and having fun.
But you do see some more serious tournaments crop out as well.