Under the Posts – Week of June 17, 2018

This week we are covering the continued build up to the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7s with ticket and volunteer information, USA Rugby held a Collegiate All-American Sevens camp, Fiji’s attempts to break into the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup, the first two teams are set for the USA Rugby Club 7s Championships and LOVE IS LOVE from the National Rugby League.

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We covered this last week but it’s big enough that we’re bring it up again. This is the first time that World Rugby has had such an open and transparent process for the Women’s Rugby World Cup. We’ve been saying for years that there is an appetite and the six countries that have applied to host shows that as well.

The six unions have been issued with the bid documents and now have until August 10 to submit their bid responses.

The World Rugby Council will select the Rugby World Cup 2021 host at its interim meeting in Dublin on November 14.

Good luck to Australia, England, France, New Zealand, Portugal and Wales!

The USA Rugby Women’s Collegiate All-American Sevens Camp assembled or a three day training camp in Chula Vista, CA. The camp is preparation for the Women’s Academy Tournament later in the week. Twelve athletes who possess the characteristics to excel in the senior program will be challenged to adapt together in a high performance (HP) training environment.

During the camp, graduating student-athletes will be evaluated for 2018-19 USA Rugby Women’s Sevens contracts. Younger players will be scouted for future senior HP training camps, the developmental Hawk Eye training program and Falcons tours.

With early foresight in the Olympic cycle, coaches and staff will also be on the lookout for athletes who could potentially contribute to depth charts for the 2020 Tokyo and 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

The Fijiana 15s rugby squad are embarking on a Australian tour and they are using it as a stepping stone towards making debut World Cup appearance in 2021.

Fiji missed out on the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland after missteps against Japan and Hong Kong at the Oceania Championship and WRWC Qualifier.

The South Rugby Geographic Union had back to back Qualifying tournaments this year and the first seed was clinched by the Atlanta Harlequins. Phoenix 7s, an All Star team clinched the second for the region.

Both clubs move on to the USA Rugby Club 7s National Championships. There is no venue for the event yet but USA Rugby will announce in due time.

We’re sad that this continues to be headline news, but love is love ya’all! Great to see the support from the National Rugby League.

World Rugby announced the HSBC Dream Team for 2018:
Portia Woodman – New Zealand
Emma Tonegato – Australia
Montserrat Amédée – France
Evania Pelite – Australia
Michaela Blyde – New Zealand
Patricia Garcia – Spain
Baizat Khamidova – Russia

Would your list have been any different?

The excitement over the RWC 7s continues to grow…will you be there?

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