WANTED: Assistant Coach, USA Rugby National Senior Women’s Sevens Team

Reports To: Manager, High Performance. Overview: The Assistant Coach, Women’s Senior 7s Team, has a primary role to support the Head Coach, Women’s Senior 7s Team in selecting and coaching the Women’s 7s Squad and Team for success on the World Stage (World Cup, Olympics, World Rugby World Series, etc.). The position will have a … Read more

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WANTED: USA Women’s 7s National Team Manager

Overview: The Women’s 7s Team Manager will manage all aspects of the USA Rugby Women’s 7s National Team in coordination with the High Performance department. The Team Manager is responsible for all logistical organization for assemblies, tour budget management, pitch-side management at tournaments and direct communication with players and team staff members. Responsibilities: On-ground Team … Read more

KRU officials face bribery claims in Olympics team selection – Nairobi News

The Kenya Rugby Union is battling serious allegations that some of its officials demanded payments to hand its players chances to compete at the Olympic Games.

According to sportsnewsarena.com, an insider who is privy to this information but refused to be interviewed on the record, claims the women’s national team players were each “asked” to part with upto Sh420,000 (or approximately $4200) while their male counterparts were asked to pay Sh120,000 ($1200) as facilitation fees for their inclusion in the team.

Kenya sent out both her men and women’s national sevens rugby teams to participate at the Rio Olympics, with all the selected athletes guaranteed Sh800,000 ($8000) in allowances.

Each of these teams however struggled to compete, eventually coming home in identical lowly 11th positions out of 12 participating teams in their respective categories.

KRU boss Richard Omwela has promised to investigate the claims.

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Australia win historic first Olympic sevens gold medal

Australia write their name into the history books by beating New Zealand to add an Olympic gold medal to their HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series title. Australia capped a year to remember by being crowned the first ever Olympic sevens champions after an enthralling 24-17 defeat of New Zealand in the gold medal match … Read more

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USA Defeats France to Place Fifth at 2016 Rio Olympics

Team USA claimed fifth place in the world in Rugby Sevens Monday, beating France, 19-5, in the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games fifth-place Final at Deodoro Stadium. Richie Walker’s team was five points away from a chance at reaching the podium at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, falling to No. 2-ranked New Zealand Saturday … Read more

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Olympics – Women’s Rugby Schedule & Results

Women’s players from France and Spain will have the honor of becoming the first rugby Olympians since 1924 when they kick off the highly anticipated rugby sevens event in Rio 2016 on Saturday 6 August. Over the subsequent three days, 12 teams will battle it out for gold on the biggest sporting stage of all … Read more

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Olympic 7s Repechage – Schedule & Results

The Olympic Repechage kicks off in Dublin, Ireland next weekend June 25-26, 2016. Russia are the top seeds for the repechage tournament in Dublin, but hosts Ireland and Spain will also fancy their chances of claiming the last spot at Rio 2016. The women’s sevens at the Games will take place from 6-8 August in Deodoro Olympic … Read more