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NEW YORK (AP) — USA Rugby has decided to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because its financial woes have been exacerbated by the coronavirus shutdown.
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DUBLIN (AP) — World Rugby has postponed the final rounds of the men's and women's world sevens series and canceled the men's under-20 world championship in response to the coronavirus...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — New Zealand scored while Australia was reduced to five men Sunday to secure a 17-14 comeback win in the final of the Canada Sevens, its third title of the World...
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Sakoyisa Makata scored in extra time as South Africa rallied to defeat Fiji 29-24 in the final of the Los Angeles leg of the Rugby Sevens World Series.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Carlin Isles and Perry Baker reached milestones, but it ended up being a frustrating Saturday for the United States after pool play at the Los Angeles leg of the World Rugby...
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The World Rugby Sevens Series and the U.S. Eagles are back in Los Angeles for the first time in 14 years in much different shape.
SYDNEY (AP) — Olympic champion Fiji edged South Africa 12-10 in a final played in testing conditions Sunday to win the Sydney leg of the Rugby Sevens World Series.
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand beat France 27-5 Sunday to win the home leg of the World Rugby Sevens series, extending its series lead and its favoritism for the Olympic tournament later...
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — England shocked three-time world champion South Africa 21-19 to remain unbeaten after the first day of pool play Saturday at the New Zealand leg of the World Rugby...
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — New Zealand repaid South Africa by winning the Cape Town Sevens rugby final 7-5 on Sunday, a week after it was blanked by the South Africans in the Dubai...
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa blasted into the quarterfinals of its home Cape Town Sevens by knocking off 2018 finalists Fiji and the United States on Saturday.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — England and Samoa, semifinalists in the world sevens rugby series less than a week ago, lost their opening matches at the Cape Town Sevens on Friday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — New Zealand was blanked in a final for the first time in 19 years when South Africa won their Dubai Sevens decider 15-0 on Saturday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World series champion Fiji failed to reach the Dubai Sevens quarterfinals for the first time after losing out to France and Argentina on points difference on...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Fiji began a rugby sevens season that culminates with the defense of its Olympics title by holding off Tokyo Games host team Japan 24-17 to open the Dubai Sevens...
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — South Korea produced back-to-back extra-time wins over China and Hong Kong to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in the men’s rugby sevens competition.
TOKYO (AP) — Cape Town has been awarded the 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens, the first time the tournament will be staged in Africa.
Cape Town Stadium, the 55,000-seat venue built for the 2010...
TOKYO (AP) — Fiji captain Leone Nakarawa has made the transition from 15-a-side to rugby sevens to pick up an Olympic gold medal and now he's back again in the traditional format aiming to take...
LIMA, Peru (AP) — They call them Cool Runnings on grass and they dream of their own Hollywood Olympic story.
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PARIS (AP) — Fiji clinched the world rugby sevens series when it beat nearest rival the United States 33-14 in the Paris Sevens semifinals on Sunday.
PARIS (AP) — Fiji and the United States are taking the race to the world rugby sevens series title to the last day after both reached the Paris Sevens quarterfinals unbeaten on...
LONDON (AP) — Fiji successfully defended the London Sevens title at Twickenham on Sunday and took over as the sevens rugby world series leader with a round to go.
KITAKYUSHU, Japan (AP) — Canada defeated England 7-5 to win the Kitakyushu Sevens title on Sunday in the lowest scoring final in World Rugby Women's Sevens Series history.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Selvyn Davids kicked a penalty with seconds left on the clock to cap an astonishing rally by South Africa who beat Fiji 20-19 Sunday in the final of the Singapore Rugby...
HONG KONG (AP) — Fiji extended its record winning run in Hong Kong Sevens rugby to a fifth successive title after beating France 21-7 in the final on Sunday.
HONG KONG (AP) — England winger Dan Norton became the leading try scorer in the history of the Hong Kong Sevens, helping his team beat Wales 36-19 Friday at the format's most storied...
TOKYO (AP) — Continental qualifiers for the rugby sevens competition at the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in June.
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Defending series champion South Africa beat a resurgent France 21-12 in the final of the Vancouver Sevens on Sunday to claim its first title of the season in the...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Pinkleman scored two tries as the United States beat Samoa 27-0 on Sunday to defend its Las Vegas Sevens title and move clear atop the standings in the World Rugby Sevens...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Series co-leaders New Zealand and the United States advanced to a semifinal against each other in the USA Sevens tournament and will be joined by Samoa and Argentina in the final...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Series co-leaders New Zealand won their opening matches at the men's USA Sevens while the host Americans had a last-minute upset loss to Argentina after winning their opening...
SYDNEY (AP) — New Zealand moved into a tie for first place in the sevens rugby world series after beating the United States 21-5 in the Sydney Sevens final on Sunday.
New Zealand and Fiji have shared victories in the first four legs of the series, but the Kiwis are tied on points at the top with the U.S., which has reached all four finals.
Vilimoni Koroi set up Regan Ware for the opening try by New Zealand, and Ware helped Sam Dickson score the second to lead 14-0 at halftime.
SYDNEY (AP) — Series co-leaders Fiji and the United States are into the men's quarterfinals of the Sydney Sevens on the IRB world series.
In the last pool match on Saturday, Fiji beat Pacific Island rivals Samoa 22-12 to advance to the final eight and a quarterfinal Sunday against Australia. Fiji won the Olympic gold medal in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Australia won the Sydney title last year.
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fiji beat the United States 38-0 to win the New Zealand leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series on Sunday, defending its title and consigning the Americans to their third straight loss in a tournament final.
The win was Fiji's second in consecutive tournaments this season after it took the Cape Town leg of the series and lifts it level on points with the United States atop the series table.
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fiji, the United States, South Africa and New Zealand topped their pools with unbeaten records Saturday after the first day of the New Zealand leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series.
Defending world champions South Africa will play Samoa, World Series leaders the United States will play Scotland, Fiji will play Canada and New Zealand will play Australia in Sunday's quarterfinals.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Fiji capitalized on mistake after mistake by the United States to win the Cape Town World Rugby Sevens 29-15 on Sunday, sending the Americans to a second straight defeat in a final at the start of the season.
The upside for the U.S. is that it leads the series standings by a point from New Zealand.
Fiji had already scored four tries to go 22-0 up before the U.S. could respond and the Fijians clinched their first title in South Africa since 2005.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — New Zealand scored in the left corner more than a minute after the fulltime hooter to beat host South Africa 26-21 Saturday and scrape through to the quarterfinals at the Cape Town World Rugby Sevens.
The early series leader was in danger of missing the cup quarterfinals for the first time ever before a thrilling finish to pool play on the first day.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — New Zealand won the Dubai Sevens rugby title a record-tying sixth time after beating first-time finalist the United States 21-5 on Saturday.
The Kiwis easily beat the Eagles on Friday in pool play, but the final was in the balance until two minutes to go, when Andrew Knewstubb's second conversion to Dylan Collier's brazen try gave the Kiwis a safe 14-5 lead.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Defending champion South Africa lost to Argentina 17-12 in a thriller and still progressed to the Dubai Sevens rugby quarterfinals on Friday.
South Africa blew a 12-0 lead, and conceded late penalties as Argentina rallied to trail by two. Conrado Roura appeared to score the match-winning try for Argentina with a minute left, but video showed he dropped the ball in Werner Kok's try-saving tackle.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A player for Samoa's national rugby team has been ordered released from a San Francisco jail but he cannot leave the country pending trial on charges that he attacked players from Wales.
The San Francisco Examiner reports San Francisco Superior Court Judge Stephen Murphy ordered Gordon Langkilde's release from jail on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New Zealand winger Akuila Rokolisoa took the offload from Trael Joass and split two English defenders. Seconds later he was somersaulting over the tryline with the ball, but he might as well have been carrying the Melrose Cup.
New Zealand rolled past England 33-12 on Sunday with a performance that featured speed, strength and a stout defense to repeat as Rugby World Cup Sevens champions and become the first three-time winner of the tournament.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Black Ferns stood shoulder to shoulder Saturday as their national anthem played and day turned to dusk by the San Francisco Bay. About 30 minutes later they stood shoulder to shoulder again, this time atop a podium with gold medals draped around their necks.
The final was one-way traffic as New Zealand blanked France 29-0 and became the first country to repeat as Women's Rugby World Cup Sevens champions.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — English captain Tom Mitchell found some space on the pitch about 30 meters away from the try line. He glanced to his left and saw a big patch of open field so he lofted a high kick toward the sideline.
Phil Burgess did the rest.
The English flanker caught the ball at full pace and outran a diving defender before touching down to secure a 24-19 sudden-death win in extra-time against host United States in the Rugby World Cup Sevens quarterfinals on Saturday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The new knockout format didn't claim any major upset victims during the first day of the Rugby World Cup Sevens on Friday.
The 24-team men's field has been reduced to quarterfinalists while the 16-team women's tournament will be decided among New Zealand, Australia, the United States and France on Saturday.
The path to the Rugby World Cup Sevens title is the shortest ever.
Then again, the path out of contention is the shortest ever, too.
A new format for the seventh championship starting on Friday in San Francisco has dumped pool play and gone straight to knockout rounds, seemingly to appeal to a perceived shorter attention span of American fans.
World Rugby has called the change exciting and innovative. Others see the immediate pressure as brutal.