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USA Men’s Rugby Sevens National Team Arrive in Britain

By News Team
Published on May 12, 2021
www.usa.rugby

USA Rugby Sevens USA Rugby Sevens team PHOTO: TRAVIS PRIOR/USARUGBY

The USA Men’s Rugby Sevens National Team have arrived in Britain for the International Rugby Sevens, which takes place starting this weekend, from May 15 to 18 at St George’s Park in the English Midlands.

The International Rugby Sevens are described as a competitive training event. They are being held just two months before the Tokyo Olympics, which are scheduled to start July 23. The USA Men’s Sevens will take part in one more competitive training event in Los Angeles, from June 25-26, details of which are expected be announced on the US Rugby website at https://www.usa.rugby in the next few days.

The teams taking parts are USA, GB and Ireland. All games will be held behind closed doors and streamed on England Rugby’s Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/OfficialEnglandRugby/ The schedule of games is:

Saturday, May 15
Ireland v GB: 10am
*Ireland v USA: 1pm
GB v USA: 4pm

Sunday, May 16
*Ireland v USA: 10am
GB v USA: 1pm
GB v Ireland: 4pm

Monday, May 17
*Ireland v USA: 10am
GB v Ireland: 1pm
GB v USA: 4pm

US Head Coach Mike Friday said: “As a group we look forward to competing in the U.K. against quality international opposition in Team GB and Ireland. This gives us another opportunity to play while dealing with the same distractions we’ll have in Tokyo with overseas logistics and protocols. Overall, this event will give us a good indication of how we are tracking both physically and from a rugby perspective. It will no doubt highlight areas where we need to adapt and also give us affirmation as we enter the home stretch in our preparation for the Olympics.” Coach Friday has picked 14 players for the Sevens squad, to be Captained by Madison Hughes.

You can follow the team at @USARugby on Twitter and Instagram Story for match scores and updates.

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