Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Eagles Invited To 'Champion of Champions" In Shanghai

The Eagles have earned an invitation to the "Champion of Champions" tournament in Shanghai this October. The tournament will feature the top eight teams from the most recent World Sevens Series season. A fifth place finish means the Eagles will be at the tournament along with South Africa, England, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, and Canada. Mike Friday confirmed the U.S. participation.
The online giant Alibaba recently made a $100 million investment over 10 years to grow rugby in China The tournament in Shanghai is part of that effort. That investment could also include a professional competition stocked with overseas professionals in the next few years. 

1 comment:

  1. So a rugby version of the Chinese Super League is in the works?