Seattle hosting Rugby Sevens national championships
The USA Rugby Men’s and Women’s Sevens Championships will be played Saturday and Sunday at Starfire Sports in Tukwila.
Seattle Times staff reporter
Rugby will take over the Starfire Sports soccer complex this weekend for the USA Rugby Men’s and Women’s Sevens Championships.
Rugby sevens is a branch of the game with seven players on each side, who play two seven-minute halves split up by a one-minute halftime.
Seattle OPSB Rugby, which earned its sixth men’s club sevens championship last year, is hosting the event. It’s the third time in history a championship event has been held in Seattle, following the 1999 Club Sevens and 2012 Super League Final.
Seattle OPSB Rugby is now a branch of Saracens, an international rugby network based in London. The Seattle club is considered a favorite to win the men’s sevens title this year.
Sixteen men’s and 16 women’s teams will compete for the championships at Starfire. Play begins at 8 a.m. Saturday and goes until 8 p.m. On Sunday, it’s from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
One-day passes are available for $10, two-day passes for $15.
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The game will be televised by ESPN.