Rugby World Cup Sevens June 28 – 30, Moscow, Russia
It’s hard to top the excitement and atmosphere of the USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championships, recently held in Philadelphia, PA! From the top college teams to their festive fans to the exciting high school boys and girls matches, it was a rugby-lover’s dream event. So what next? How about a weekend of even more sevens featuring the world’s best rugby sevens teams, including our own USA Eagles Men’s and Women’s teams!
This is the rugby event that will be in the Olympics in Rio in 2016, so this will be a good primer for those of us wanting to learn more about sevens rugby. We’ll also be able to check out the competition from the other countries. The matches will be very fast compared to 15s, and you may be surprised at the high scores.
As someone who is easily confused with time changes and channels, I’m grateful that USA Rugby has made it easy for us to follow this tournament. By clicking on the this link, http://www.usarugby.org/rwc2013, you’ll find all kinds of information about the tournament, as well as ways to watch it online, via Universal Sports Network, or follow via Twitter and other social media. Plus, there are opportunities to win signed Eagles jerseys!
Note: Universal Sports Network is an NBC affiliate. You can only view events online at http://www.universalsports.com/rugby/ if you currently subscribe to DishNetwork, DirectTV, Astound, BendBroadband, Hawaiian Telcom, and WAVE Broadband. If you do not subscribe to any of these, you won’t be able to watch it. However, I would encourage you to contact your cable/television provider to request Universal Sports Network!! I did!