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Press Release
February 14, 2024

Premier Rugby Sevens to Hold Two Open Tryouts in California


Nationwide search for America’s next professional rugby athletes continues in San Jose (Feb. 25) and Los Angeles (March 1)

(SAN JOSE / LOS ANGELES – Feb. 14, 2024)  Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the highest professional level of rugby sevens in the United States, will host Talent ID Trials in San Jose on Sunday, Feb. 25, and Los Angeles on Friday, March 1. The California tryouts will allow for club players and crossover athletes to make a future roster spot on one of the eight PR7s franchises and join many of the world’s best rugby sevens stars. Prior to the San Jose tryouts, PR7s will also host a Youth Rugby Clinic on the same day.

Players interested in trying out must be at least 18 and can sign up at Parents interested in registering their child for the youth clinic in San Jose (grades 1st to 12th) can sign up at

“California is known for producing talented, world-class athletes, both in and out of rugby,” said Berkeley- native Kelly Griffin, a 2016 Olympian and Head Coach of the women’s Golden State Retrievers. Griffin will be an evaluator at both tryouts.

Griffin continued, “The ID Trials are an opportunity for lesser-known athletes to put themselves on our radar and start their journey to become a top-tier rugby player. Whether you play rugby as your primary sport or have excelled in another sport and you are looking to crossover, I encourage you to sign up.”

San Jose details

Date: Sunday, Feb. 25 

Location: CEFCU Football Stadium, 1257 S 10th St, San Jose, CA 95112

Timeline: 9:30 a.m - Youth Clinic Registration 

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Youth Clinic 

10:45 a.m. - Men’s Registration

11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. - Men’s ID Trial

2:15 p.m. - Women’s Registration

2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. - Women’s ID Trial

Los Angeles details

Date: Friday, March 1

Location: Waller Stadium, Mira Costa High School, 1401 Artesia Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Timeline: 6:15 p.m. - Athlete registration

7 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Men’s and Women’s Trials happen simultaneously

PR7s have hosted 2024 Talent ID Trials in Pittsburgh and Kansas City. Last season’s tryouts attracted over 700 participants, resulting in 33 players joining the PR7s circuit and captivating fans at tournaments nationwide and audiences watching on FS1 and CBS Sports Network.

PR7s continues to pave the way for gender equity in American sports, having achieved significant milestones since its inception in 2021, including equal pay for male and female athletes, the introduction of a professional platform for women's rugby in North America, and the creation of the United Championship that combines men's and women's scores into a collective ranking.

About Premier Rugby Sevens

Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the highest professional level of rugby sevens in the United States and a proud partner of USA Rugby, is a revolutionary circuit showcasing the most electric men’s and women’s athletes on the planet. PR7s brings the global excitement of rugby through a fast-paced, high-scoring on-field experience, complemented by engaging fan festivals throughout North America. As a traveling circuit with a focus on North America, PR7s is the fastest, toughest, and most electrifying game on the planet and the first sports organization of its kind, with men’s and women’s teams competing under one umbrella with equal pay. To learn more about Premier Rugby Sevens, go to and follow the league on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Contact: Eric Nemeth

Premier Rugby Sevens

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