RUGBY - THE 2nd MOST POPULAR SPORT IN THE WORLD
As the second largest sport in the world and the fastest growing sport in the US, Rugby remains a powerful platform that appeals to both international and domestic audiences. With the addition of Rugby to the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, the sport’s position worldwide will only continue to increase.
The game is played by 7 players on each side.
Games take place between two teams for a total of 7 minutes each way, with a 1minute half time break.
The scoring system: 5 points for a try (similar to an American football touchdown) 2 points for a conversion, and 3 points for both penalties and drop goals.
The difference is that all conversions must be taken within 40 seconds of the try being scored, and must be taken as a drop goal rather than a place kick.
RUGBY IS BACK IN LAS VEGAS!
The 2014-15 USA Sevens, North America’s premier rugby event, is once again returning to Sin City! Featuring 16 of the world’s elite sevens rugby teams competing in the HSBC Sevens World Series, the road to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro starts here. Join some of the most passionate fans from around the globe in celebrating the newest Olympic Sport, broadcast live by NBC Sports. Come and experience Las Vegas Rugby Style!
Rugby conquers Vegas this January 24th-26th! Experience one of the world’s biggest sports, in one of the world’s most famous cities.