Under the Posts – Jun 16-22

We’re still obsessively watching the Women’s Soccer World Cup and hope you are as well. As always, the rugby news keeps chugging along! We’re covering USA’s first HSBC Sevens Series win as well as New Zealand taking the overall HSBC Sevens Series title. We keep building up to the Super Series in CA, and provide an update on who has qualified for the Olympics. 

Keep reading for all the details:

  • USA wins Biarritz 7s while New Zealand takes overall HSBC Seven Series title
    • Australia vows to be ready for Tokyo 2020 after disappointing final showing on HSBC Sevens Series
    • Scotland thrilled with their debut
  • Who has qualified for Tokyo 2020?
  • Moldova & Denmark promoted to Trophy in Rugby Europe 7s
  • New Zealand announces their Super Series squad
  • Australia releases tickets ahead of their test against Japan in July
  • Kenya and Uganda have revived the Elgon Cup and will use it as a World Cup warm-up
  • The British & Irish Lions now confirming that they will have a women’s side but no concrete details have been released
  • RAN announced the RF Group Rugby Americas North 7s schedule. The women’s event will be a round robin while the men’s serves as an Olympic Qualifier
  • India has announced their 26 women squad for the Asia Rugby Women’s Championship
  • Rugby Pass is going behind the scenes with the Saracens women
  • Listen to the Sport in History Podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research. Includes a paper by Lydia Furse of De Montfort University.
  • Maggie Alphonsi was on the June 18 episode of The Game Changers podcast
  • Kristi Kirshe of USA has burst onto the scene, Team USA (USOC) highlights how she did it

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