Team USA

In Today's Edition

πŸ“Ί HOW TO WATCH RUGBY TODAY

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MEN'S U20 TROPHY

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πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Japan vs. Hong Kong πŸ‡­πŸ‡°

‍⏰ 6:45 AM ET

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β€πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Ύ Uruguay vs. Kenya πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ

‍⏰ 9:30 AM ET

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β€πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ Ώ Scotland vs. Samoa πŸ‡ΌπŸ‡Έ

‍⏰ 12:15 M ET

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β€πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ USA vs. Netherlands πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

‍⏰ 2:45 PM ET

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β€πŸ“° HEADLINES

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MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY

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RFC Los Angeles: Rugby Football Club Los Angeles Confirms Departure of Head Coach at Season's End (RugbyFCLA)

  • Takeaway: RFCLA announced yesterday that head coach Steve Brett, who coached Rugby ATL and relocated with the team to Los Angeles, will not return to the club for the 2025 season.
  • Interested in the Head Coaching Job: "to apply and request a copy of the job description via the submission process, please email careers@rugbyfcla.com"

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OLYMPICS

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USA Men's Sevens: USA Rugby Announces Men's Olympic Rugby Sevens Team for Paris (USA Rugby)

  • Takeaway: Head Coach Mike Friday named a squad that includes "12 starting athletes and two traveling reserves."
  • Captain:
    • Kevon Williams
  • Roster Announcement:

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WORLD RUGBY

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Women's Rankings: Brazil Reach All-Time High in World Rugby Women's Rankings (World Rugby)

  • Takeaway: Brazil climbed from 51st place to 39th place after beating Columbia and qualifying for the 2025 Rugby World Cup.
  • USA: The Women's Eagles remain in 7th place.

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AROUND THE WORLD

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Black Ferns: NZ's Portia Woodman-Wickliffe to Retire after Olympics (BBC Sport)

  • Takeaway: New Zealand rugby legend Portia Woodman-Wickliffe, who was World Rugby women's player of the year in 2017 and 2020 for XVs (and 2015 for 7s), announced that she will retire from rugby after the Olympics.

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πŸ‰ QUICK HITS

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Boys High School Rugby: Why Boys HS Nationals Uses an Invitation Selection Process (Goff Rugby Report)

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‍Boys High School Rugby: Connecticut Sweeps Select Side Tourney in NY (Goff Rugby Report)

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‍Commentary: New Zealand Rugby Chief Says the Sport Needs to Bring in 20-Minute Red Cards (The Guardian)

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‍Uruguay: Uruguay Roster for July Internationals vs France, Argentina and Scotland (Americas Rugby News)

Poll Question

Women's U20 Pick'Em Time: USA vs. Canada?

USA
Canada

Yesterday's Poll Answer

Men's Internationals Pick'Em Time: Samoa vs. Spain?

82% of respondents voted for Samoa over Spain.