Pools for the highly anticipated NYC Sevens tournament have been revealed, setting the stage for a spectacular showcase of world-class rugby sevens action.
This prestigious event, under the sanction of USA Rugby, will bring together eight of the globe’s top-ranked teams, captivating the hearts of 25,000 passionate fans at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. With a staggering one million USD prize awaiting the triumphant team, the stakes have never been higher in the world of rugby sevens.
Kenya 7s in Pool Red
The RED pool promises an intense battle among powerhouses as New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and Kenya 7s find themselves pitted against each other. These rugby nations boast rich histories and a remarkable talent pool, making this group a potential minefield for any team looking to claim the top prize. The clash of titans in this pool alone will undoubtedly keep spectators on the edge of their seats throughout the tournament.
Equally captivating, the BLUE pool comprises Fiji, France, Ireland, and the USA. With Fiji’s exhilarating style of play, France’s flair, Ireland’s tactical prowess, and the home advantage for the United States team, this pool promises an array of thrilling matches. The players from these nations will be fueled by their desire to make their mark on the world stage and seize the coveted championship title.
The winners of each pool will compete in the final for the overall title.
The second-placed teams will compete in the bronze medal match while third-placed teams will fight for the plate title with the bowl final comprising the fourth-placed teams in each pool.
As the world’s finest rugby sevens players converge on Red Bull Arena, the atmosphere is expected to reach unprecedented levels of excitement and anticipation. The venue, known for its electrifying ambience, will undoubtedly provide the perfect backdrop for the drama and skill that will unfold on July 15.
The NYC Sevens is not only a celebration of the sport but also a significant milestone in its history, as it offers the richest prize ever presented in a rugby sevens tournament. The staggering one million USD purse is a testament to the growing popularity and global appeal of this exhilarating variant of rugby. It serves as a compelling incentive for the participating teams to showcase their exceptional talent and battle fiercely for glory.
NYC Sevens Pools
RED: New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Kenya
BLUE: Fiji, France, Ireland, USA