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  • World Rugby Events Set For Dublin, Belfast, San Francisco And San Jose

    ... the Women’s Rugby World Cup is being brought forward by one year to 2017 to fit in with the Olympic Games and Rugby World Cup Sevens cycles for the world’s top female players. The event will return to a four-year cycle after 2017. Meanwhile, the San Francisco Bay area in California will host Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 after the World Rugby Council awarded the rights to host the event to USA Rugby. AT&T Park (pictured above) - home to baseball's San Francisco Giants - and the Avaya Sta...

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  • Men Align With Women In 2018 For Sevens Finale In Paris

    ... Australia’s Gold Coast. The 12 women’s teams will then travel to the Westhills Stadium in Langford, Canada on 12-13 May with the last round of the series in Paris, after which all teams will turn their focus to Rugby World Cup Sevens at AT&T Park in San Francisco in July. World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said: “With the Commonwealth Games in April and Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco in July, 2018 will be quite a year for the men’s and women’s teams. “The HSBC World Rug...

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  • RFU Invest in USA Rugby's Commercial Promise

    ... new commercial arm of USA Rugby, representing its commercial rights but also exploring new revenue streams to support the development of rugby in the USA. This includes international events, such as Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 to be played in the San Francisco Bay Area, sponsorship, digital, and broadcast opportunities. USA Rugby’s unique, new business model aims to accelerate the commercialisation and development of the sport in the US by investing the revenue back into the game. The R...

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  • GPN & Whitecaps To Develop Sevens Circuit In USA

    Grand Prix Network (GPN), a San Francisco based sports and entertainment company, has announced it has finalised plans to launch the network's Grand Prix Rugby Football League (RFL) – a series of 7s events in the USA starting in the spring of 2018. Rugby International Marketing (RIM), the commercial arm of USA Rugby, has contracted with GPN and GPN has in it’s turn has engaged Whitecap Sports Group (WSG) to exclusively offer major market “founding franchises” in the top 16 U.S. media mar...

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  • NBC Acquires US TV Rights From World Rugby

    ... anchored rugby as one of the hottest properties. The exclusive rights feature the world’s most prestigious 15s and sevens events, including Rugby World Cup 2019 and 2023, Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 and 2021, Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 (to be held in San Francisco) and 2022 and the annual World Rugby U20 Championship from 2017-23. Coast to coast programming, coupled with NBC’s award-winning multi-platform approach, will ensure an unprecedented platform for rugby to reach and engage more...

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  • Capgemini Agree 6-Year Innovation Partnership With World Rugby

    ... company Capgemini to help attract new fans to the sport through rugby sevens. The six-year deal will see Capgemini become the official innovation partner for the World Rugby Sevens Series and the Rugby World Cup Sevens Series 2018 which will take place in San Francisco in July. World Rugby claim that rugby sevens is a proven "fan-engager" thanks to its "innovative content and social media strategy". They also state that sevens' inclusion at the Rio 2016 Olympics attracted 16.8 million new fans...

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  • Skolars Sell Tickets Through Eventbrite

    London Skolars have announced a new ticketing partnership with Eventbrite. The partnership will see the Championship 1 club's match tickets sold on the global ticketing marketplace thus expanding the club’s reach. Eventbrite, based in San Francisco, California are one of the wold’s leading ticketing platforms and allows event organisers to open sales opportunities across its website and social media platforms. The site allows customers get their ticket instantly, they can be printed at home...

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  • Las Vegas Named Sixth Women's 7s Host

    ... dates and venues: Dubai: 1-2 December, 2016 Sydney: 3-4 February, 2017 Las Vegas: 3-5 March Kitakyushu: 22-23 April Victoria/Langford: 27-28 May Clermont-Ferrand: 24-25 June See also... Five of Six Women's Sevens Venues Named World Rugby Events Set For San Francisco and San Jose...

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  • US Pro League Gets Go Ahead

    ... metropolitan areas in the north-east, the Rocky Mountains and California” and each will play 10 fixtures between April and July. Canadian teams are also set to join the league in 2017 and, while the first six teams are yet to be confirmed, Sacramento, San Francisco, Denver and Philadelphia have all been mentioned. Other details such as broadcast plans and sponsors also remain unclear but the competition has been Sanctioned by USA Rugby and World Rugby and USA Rugby chairman Bob Latham says th...

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  • USA PRO Rugby Rosters Announced

    The five inaugural teams in USA’s PRO Rugby competition have revealed their squads and started training ahead of the first round of fixtures on April 17. Denver, Ohio, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco are preparing for a 12-game league that will be focused on the West Coast and Mid-West and completed by the end of July. The league has announced incomplete training squads or “rosters” including USA Eagles players, American club players and a few imports – the most notable of whic...

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