World-class rugby 7s.
For the seventh year running, Glendale’s RugbyTown 7s tournament will attract top rugby competition from around the planet. Not only will domestic and international clubs bring their best talent to RugbyTown USA in August, representative teams from all five branches of the US Military, as well as from the British Army and Royal Armoured Corps will gearing up for fast-paced sevens rugby action.
The popularity of RugbyTown’s signature annual event should come as no surprise, particularly as the city’s professional team, the Glendale Raptors, made their explosive debut in Major League Rugby during their inaugural season in 2018. Glendale’s extended rugby programming, which includes amateur club play, a Women’s Premier League team, and Glendale Youth Rugby, makes clear that the city remains committed to providing players and coaches a pathway to professional play, and to growing the sport in the United States.
Destination RugbyTown USA.
Tournament pool play on Friday, additional pool and knockout play on Saturday, and semi‐finals and championship matches on Sunday add to the anticipation and the festival atmosphere. As in years past, adding to that atmosphere is Glendale’s annual beer festival, hosted by Infinity Park. Taking place over two days in 2018 (Friday August 24 and Saturday August 25), the event features twenty local breweries along with distilleries and some hard ciders. Beer and rugby – better together!
This August, the RugbyTown Sevens Tournament will once again show that the world plays rugby in Glendale.
Photos by Justin Purdy and Travis Prior