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2018 Hong Kong 7s Recap: Fabulous Fiji; Eagles claim 6th; Japan Promoted

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HONG KONG, CHINA – The 2017/2018 World Rugby HSBC Sevens World Series is creating a very unique horse race. This edition of the series sees two separate ongoing horse races occurring.  South Africa and Fiji are in a very tight battle for the title while the battle for 4th place has four teams separated by seven points going at […]

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2018 Hong Kong 7s: @Eagles7s Analysis, Tournament Picks

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HONG KONG, CHINA – Welcome to the Granddaddy of them all for the World Rugby HSBC 7s. By now, we all know that the great game of 7s was born in my great-grandfather’s homeland of Scotland, however Hong Kong is the birthplace of the 7s series. Long before the 7s series became a circuit, this was the […]

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USA Rugby @Eagles7s Starters Announced For 2018 Hong Kong 7s

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Stephen Tomasin and Maka Unufe confirmed to start, Malon Al-Jiboori serves as 13th man HONG KONG – With two days until the 2018 Hong Kong Sevens tournament begins, Men’s Sevens’ Head Coach Mike Friday announces his confirmed starters for the seventh stop of the 2017-18 HSBC World Series. From an extended traveling roster to compensate […]

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Wellington Outlook for USA 7s: “We Get the Ball, We Score”

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PHILADELPHIA, PA –  After two tournaments, the 3rd place standing seems exactly where USA deserve to be. Only Fiji and South Africa had squads that seemed better than USA, in terms of skill and athleticism. At halftime of the match against France in Dubai, Mike Friday said, “We get the ball, we score.” And he […]

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USA Men’s 7s Season Preview

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Last season saw the USA Men’s 7s team moving into new territory.  They finished 6th for the series, won a tournament, and qualified for the 2016 Olympics.  That is all good stuff.  The jump from the 13th place finish from the 2013/2014 season up to 6th might have been surprising to some, but […]

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