USA Sevens Rugby Schedule
USA Sevens Rugby is an international rugby tournament held each winter in Las Vegas,
Nevada. The tournament draws in teams and fans from all over the globe to see this intense competition which has only seen
one team win in consecutive years. the International Rugby Board holds nine tournaments all across the globe and the United
States stop in Las Vegas is the fifth stop on the circuit. Over 60,000 fans come out to see one of the most popular tournaments
in the world and the environment inside the stadium for any of the matches is nothing short of electric. Be sure to get your
tickets to see USA Sevens Rugby as soon as possible because this event sells out quickly each February.
This year the
USA Sevens Rugby tournament will be held from February 13th through the 15th at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The
stadium has been home to the United States based tournament since 2010. There will be 16 teams participating in the tournament
with all of them looking to take down South Africa who are the defending USA Sevens champions. Sam Boyd Stadium is no stranger
to big time sports contests as it is also home to the UNLV Running Rebels football team and regularly hosts motocross events,
super truck rallies, and other racing events. However, despite all of the other thrilling events that annually are held at
the venue nothing quite matches the excitement of USA Sevens Rugby. There is nothing better than being inside Sam Boyd Stadium
cheering on the USA rugby team during one of their biggest tournaments of the year.
are few events as exciting as seeing a national rugby team compete at home against another country. The men on the team have
trained their whole lives to be named to the squad and now that they finally have the opportunity to represent their country
and play with and against the best rugby players in the world they are determined not to let either their country or their
teammates down. Rugby is the one of the most popular sports in the world and gives birth to the most fervent and dedicated
fans. One step into a stadium when the local national team is playing and you will understand what all of the fuss is about.
Unrelenting action, otherworldly athleticism, stunning runs and passes, and mind blowing, bone jarring hits will have you
seeing exactly why rugby has won the hearts of millions of die hard fans all over the world. You will be chanting and singing
along and barely even need to use your seat as move after move will have you jumping up and cheering for the home country.
Perhaps at no other time will you have felt so proudly to cheer for the United States and felt patriotism as deeply as when
you are in the stadium with thousands of fellow Americans cheering on the USA.
USA Sevens Rugby History
Seven Rugby was founded in 2004 and was held at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, California for the first three years
before moving to San Diego's Petco Park up through 2009 before it was on to its current home in Las Vegas. The 16 teams participating
in USA Sevens are divided into four pools with the top two teams from each pool advancing to the quarterfinals. Over the course
of the weekend there are 45 games played before a winner is determined. It was not until last year when South Africa repeated
as champions that a team had won the event two years in a row which is a testament to how balanced the competition is. The
American side has yet to emerge victorious in USA Sevens but has an impressive squad that is ready to prove to the rest of
the IRB that they need to be taken seriously. This could be a landmark year for the American side and you will definitely
want to be there at Sam Boyd Stadium the first time team USA wins the cup.
The International Rugby Board
in Dublin, Ireland, the International Rugby Board boasts 100 full fledged members along with 18 associate members. The group
was founded in 1886 but did not use the name IRB until 1998. Every four years the International Rugby Board organizes the
Rugby World Cup, but it also hosts several other popular international tournaments including the IRB Sevens World Series,
the Junior World Championships, and the Pacific Nations Cup. The members are divided among six regional associations, representing
each of the six participating continents.
The first winner of the USA Sevens was Argentina who
along with Samoa and New Zealand are the only teams to have won the championship twice. South Africa leads the way with three
USA Sevens victories and have won three out of the last four contests.