James Deeley

In Today's Edition

📰 HEADLINES

RUGBY SVNS

USA Men's Sevens: SVNS Playoff Pools Confirmed for Madrid (HSBC SVNS)

  • Takeaway: Because the USA Men's Sevens squad finished in ninth place, just one point behind Great Britain in the final standings, they'll compete with eight other teams for one of the final four spots on the 2025 SVNS Series. 
  • Pool A: The U.S. Men will compete in Pool A with Canada and two teams from the Challenger Series. 

WORLD RUGBY

Men's Rankings: Sri Lanka Win Asia Rugby Men's Championship Division 1 Title (World Rugby)

  • Takeaway: There was no movement in the Top 10, but over 20,000 fans watched Sri Lanka beat Kazakhstan to win their fourth Asia Rugby Men's Championship.
  • USA Men's Eagles: Remain in 17th place, in between Portugal and Uruguay.

Women's Rankings: Winning Starts on the Road to England 2025 for South Africa and Madagascar  (World Rugby)

  • Takeaway: There was no movement in the Top 10 over the weekend, though #12 South Africa and #27 Madagascar each won in the opening round of the Rugby Africa Women's Cup.  
  • USA Women's Eagles: The USA Women's Eagles held onto 10th place, but face world No.1 New Zealand on Friday.

🏉 QUICK HITS

High School Rugby: Around U.S in High School as Playoffs Get Going (Goff Rugby Report)

Portugal: Portugal International Pierre-Mathieu Fernandes Dies Aged 22 (Rugby Pass)

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