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Thursday Feb 13, 2014

CNN reports on the growth of Rugby Sevens in the USA and globally

CNN reports on the growth of Rugby Sevens in the USA and globally

This is a very interesting report from CNN as they head to Las Vegas to find out more about how rugby is growing in the USA. Rugby Sevens Worldwide speaks to local fans and players to see what they think of the sport and how it could possibly take off in a place that has traditional American sports firmly entrenched in the mindset and culture of the people.

It features interviews with Carlin Isles, USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville, USA head coach Matt Hawkins and former Fijian superstar Waisale Serevi.

It’s a long watch but very interesting, and quite amusing at times. This is actually part two and part one, which was 23 minutes long and set in Dubai, can be viewed on page two of this post.

Above is part one of CNN’s new segment called Rugby Sevens Worldwide. It centers around the Dubai Sevens and looks at the growth of the game globally as we build towards the Olympics in Rio in 2016. It features interviews with Lawrence Dallaglio, Jason Robinson and Cheryl Mcafee.


  •  tphillipsstl
    7:18 PM 31/03/2014

    AK, you suck. I'm an American and have been a great supporter and student of Rugby for nearly 20 years. I've done nothing but give to the game, so stick it.

  •  rufio
    9:04 PM 13/02/2014

    At the end of the day, life and sport, as much as would love to be about the passion and love for the GAME, is as much about money as the reason you get up to go to work every morning!! But having been to many different American sporting events, what i will say about the US fans, is they are MORE LOYAL and MORE PASSIONATE than almost any other fans iv met before EVER!! And i for one am VERY excited about growing Rugby GLOBALLY. Its a game for EVERYONE. Now grow up, before you get knocked back down!!

  • 5:54 PM 13/02/2014

    You have to laugh at the English commentators description of american football.

  • 5:53 PM 13/02/2014

    What an ignorant sweeping statement! The French would be considered to have somewhat more "culture" than most countries and yet the Rugby there is dominated by money. America is a vast continent, it's amazing how many people are ready to tar all the people from there with the same brush and at the same time claim to be more cultured! I say best of luck to them!

  •  cheyanqui
    5:06 PM 13/02/2014

    IRB in Dubai, FIFA in Qatar.. It's already about money.


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