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Australia ready for Olympic challenge

Medal contenders Australia have named their men’s and women’s teams for the 2016 Olympics. Both are expected to contend for top-three finishes, with the women heavy favorites to claim the gold after finishing first overall during the 2015-16 HSBC Sevens Series. The stars have aligned for the women, with all ...

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South Africa names Olympic 7s team

Kyle Brown will captain South Africa’s men’s 7s side at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Brown has been restored to the role by head coach Neil Powell after making Philip Snyman acting skipper for the last two stops on the HSBC Sevens Series. Powell has stuck to the men that led ...

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Los Pumas 7’s Present Olympic Uniforms

Under the slogan two colors, one flag. Two shirts, just one rugby Nike presented Argentina’s uniforms for the Olympic Games. As illustrated in the above image the two strips are to be similar to the look used by Los Pumas since 2015. Involved at the launch was Los Pumas Head Coach Daniel Hourcade ...

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Colombia Name Olympic Games Roster

Colombia’s twelve athletes who will compete in the Olympic Games have been named. Head Coach Laurent Palau has named Claudia Alejandra Betancur Suescún as captain and Cindy Solangie Delgado Buitrago as vice captain for Rio 2016. Las Tucanes will join Brazil, Canada and the USA in representing the Americas in ...

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Rio 2016 Balls Released

With less than four weeks to go until Rugby 7’s debuts at the Olympic Games, the organizers have unveiled the balls to be used in the competition. Involved will be five countries from our region: Argentina, Brazil and the USA will compete in both the men’s and women’s circuit while ...

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Canadian Women rise to 2nd in World Rankings

Canada wrapped up a wonderful Women’s Super Series on the weekend with their third consecutive runaway victory against top opposition. In besting the top two teams from the 2016 Six Nations, the women have risen two spots to overtake both England and France and claim second spot, their highest ever ...

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Brazil name Olympic 7s squads

Brazil have named their teams for both the men’s and women’s brackets of the Rio Olympic 7s tournament next month. The sides show few if any surprises, with the teams largely sticking to the groups that participated on the HSBC Sevens Series this season. The men have opted to name ...

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Kish leads Canadian Olympic challenge

Jen Kish will lead Canada’s entry into the inaugural Olympic Sevens in Rio next month. The captain is one of 12 named by head coach John Tait to continue the dream in a team largely expected, though there is one particularly notable absentee who has already caught headlines. World Cup ...

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Up and Under – June Tests Edition

It’s a special edition of the Up and Under. Following the completion of the June international series Americas Rugby News takes a look at the great and not-so-great from Americas teams last month. UP AJ MacGinty There is no need to beat around the bush, AJ MacGinty is on his way to ...

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