World Class Women’s Rugby comes to Infinity Park

Serevi RugbyTown Sevens tournament set for Aug. 17-18

USA women Eagles will compete for the Women’s Nation Cup, Aug. 10. Courtesy photo

USA women Eagles will compete for the Women’s Nation Cup, Aug. 10.
Courtesy photo

 

Thee final round of the Women’s Nation Cup will take place at Infinity Park on Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. bringing world class women’s rugby to RugbyTown USA.

USA, Canada, England, and South Africa will all be competing for the champion title. The event is an international senior (highest level) women’s tournament played in round robin format with finals to determine placement.

With USA Eagles team roster already announced on www.usarugby.org/nations-cup, Glendale is looking forward to seeing representation from their women’s team as Sarah Chobot, Kittery Wagner, and Sarah Wilson prepare to take the field to play. “I’m excited for the opportunity to represent the United States at this years Nations Cup. I think it’ll be a great competition to cap our summer off playing Canada, England, and South Africa. I’m looking forward to the challenge the other teams will bring,” said Raptors Prop, Sarah Wilson.

Although the Eagles have already qualified for the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup in Paris, France, the Nations Cup will serve as the final set of international fixtures for the tea. Pool matches took place at The University of Northern Colorado in Greeley on July 30, Aug. 3 and 7. Records from that round robin will determine which teams play for third and which play for first on Aug. 10 at Infinity Park. This will be a critical series of matches for all four teams.

The following weekend, Infinity Park will welcome 17 teams from around the world to participate in the Second Annual Serevi RugbyTown Sevens tournament. The teams will compete on Aug. 17 and 18 for $10,000 and a spot in the Fiji Coral Sevens tournament later in the fall.

The Serevi Rugbytown Sevens will present the seven-man format of the game to rugby fans at Infinity Park. A 7s rugby match is played to the final score in just 15 minutes with seven players on each side. 7s rugby is not as technically complex as the 15-man format, making it easier to follow for newcomers to the game — be they fans or players.

“We are honored to be hosting the Serevi Rugbytown Sevens at Infinity Park again in 2013,” said Glendale Mayor Mike Dunafon. “Showcasing this international tournament and joining forces with Waisale Serevi and his organization for future events and programs that contribute to community game development is what Rugbytown USA is all about.”

 Additionally, ESPN Denver will be hosting the Inaugural ESPN Denver Beerfest, on the Festival Plaza from 3 – 8 p.m. on Aug. 17. The festival will showcase Colorado’s premier breweries, along with local restaurants, food trucks, and specialty shops.

For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, visit www.infinityparkatglendale.com.

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