The USA Sevens international rugby tournament in Las Vegas is the fifth of nine stops on the 2013-14 HSBC Sevens World Series. The three-day tournament is the only North American stop for the Sevens World Series, and is the largest rugby tournament in North America. As one of the premier sevens rugby tournaments in world, fans are able to view 16 national teams compete in 45 matches during the three-day competition in an attempt to gain points in the Sevens World Series standings.
Played on the same size field as traditional 15-player rugby, sevens rugby is played with just seven players per team. Matches have seven minute halves, with two minute intervals for pool and knock-out matches. The fast pace and short duration of matches makes every moment of the action thrilling for spectators.
Through a partnership with NBC Sports Group, the USA Sevens Tournament is broadcast live for 8 hours on NBC and NBC Sports. In addition to the USA Sevens Tournament, NBC has committed to broadcasting all 9 stops on the HSBC Sevens World Series tour.
The 2014 USA Sevens is scheduled to take place this January 24-26, 2014 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The CRC is the premier college rugby tournament in the country, and serves as a national platform for America's future Olympians. The current USA Rugby Sevens National team includes 3 full-time players who have competed in the CRC tournament within the past two-years. The tournament features 20 of the top college teams competing in 47 matches across two-days as they vie for the coveted Pete Dawkins trophy.
Rugby Sevens features seven players per team playing on the same size pitch as a 15’s match and offers non-stop action where speed, high scoring and athleticism dominate the competition. The format allows for constant entertainment with each match split into two seven-minute halves and a new match starting about every 20 minutes. Rugby Sevens will be an Olympic sport starting in 2016.
Through partnerships with NBC Sports Group, the CRC, the USA Sevens Tournament and all nine HSBC Sevens World Series tournaments are broadcast nationally on either NBC, NBC Sports Network or Universal Sports Network. In total, NBC Sports Group broadcasts nearly 60 hours of live rugby programming annually, by far the largest amount of live rugby coverage in the United States.
USA Sevens provides rugby fans with high-performance, superior quality, official branded merchandise. In partnership with World Rugby Shop, fans can purchase official merchandise and wear it proudly to support their rugby team.
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