A couple of notes to pass along from the 7s world. The first is regarding the dates for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco next year and the other is about the dates and location for the Club 7s Nationals.
RWC 7s Dates
Fans can now circle July 20-22, 2018 on their calendar for attending the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco. The tournament has been announced for awhile but now there are dates attached to it. AT&T Field will host the tournament.
World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said in a release: “Announcing the exact dates of the tournament is an important stage of preparation as it means that supporters can really start to plan their trip. With three days of amazing rugby action on offer, coupled with everything else San Francisco and surrounding area has to offer, it could really be the holiday of a lifetime for rugby fans around the world.
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“The success of rugby sevens at last year’s Olympic Games in Rio gave the game a huge shot in the arm and we are working hard to ensure its popularity continues to rise in the coming years. Part of that is building on the success of previous RWC Sevens tournaments, which come at the mid-point in the Olympic cycle. This will be the first time the RWC Sevens has been held in North America and I know rugby fans in the USA and also in Canada are really looking forward to it.”
USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne said: “We are proud to play host to the Rugby World Cup Sevens. This event will bring the world’s best and put them in front of a large audience of rugby fanatics and showcase our great sport to a new batch of sports fans. We’re equally excited that this great tournament will be played in our backyard and in front of our youth, inspiring the next group of rugby stars.”
Club 7s Nationals
The Club 7s Nationals will be heading to Minnesota next August. The National Sports Center in Blaine, just outside Minneapolis, on August 12th and 13th. The complex has a large number of fields and has hosted numerous field events in the past. It also has a stadium field that used to host Minnesota United before they moved to MLS. Additionally, it's a central location for both east and west coast teams.