The USA Men’s Sevens team will depart for the United Arab Emirates today where they will prepare for the first event of the HSBC Sevens World Series, an eight stage circuit spanning five months and five continents.
Defense, fitness, and mental toughness are three chief characteristics that Eagle Sevens coach, Al Caravelli, was looking for while nailing down the 12 man squad he will take to Dubai and South Africa for the first two stops in the HSBC Sevens World Series.
The USA Rugby Board of Directors approved a new administrative and competitive structure for intercollegiate rugby. Over a three-year period, collegiate rugby will transition to a conference-based structure in order to accommodate increased participation and to ease the administrative burden of collegiate programs.
While the Men's 15s are in Europe, the Men's Sevens team is gearing up for the HSBC IRB Sevens World Series. Head Coach Al Caravelli will be running a camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista to narrow down a pool of talented players to only 12 who will travel to Dubai for the first stop of the season.
(Denton RFC picture) Ben Outland of the Denton Rugby Football Club in north Texas is a man of action. Outland is in the insurance business himself and knew a good deal when he saw one, that’s why he signed his club up for the Rugby Accident Insurance offered by USA Rugby in conjunction with Zurich North America.
The Eagles fell at the hands of Scotland ‘A’ in the third match of their November Tour. Scotland ‘A’ put 25 points on the board against the visiting Americans at Netherdale Stadium. The Eagles will look to gain experience from the Scotland loss and focus on the IRB ranking test against Georgia on November 27.
To help offer rugby players peace of mind in the event of an accident during gameplay, USA Rugby and Zurich North America Commercial have created an affordable Voluntary Rugby Accident Policy available exclusively to USA Rugby’s registered members.
The USA Rugby Networks on Movember.com have raised more than $12,000 to help accelerate cancer research. So far, the Chiacgo Riot Rugby Football Club has raised the most of any team in the USA Rugby Network, so three cheers for the effort coming out of the Windy City!