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Quest For Gold 7s To Take Place on June 25-26

The previously rumored Los Angeles Olympic Preparation tournament for Rugby 7s has been confirmed.  USA Rugby in conjunction with Anschutz Entertainment Group-Rugby Division will host the QUEST FOR GOLD 7s on June 25th and 26th.  2020 was a tough year for many across the globe and for many athletes who compete for their chance at Olympic Gold.  In the middle of the 2020 HSBC 7s Circuit, the COVID-19 Pandemic shut down the entire globe.  Many Nations that were qualified in various sports were unable to compete.  Many Athletes will head to Tokyo with only an abbreviated season. 

USA Rugby and AEG Rugby being able to host this event in Los Angeles to provide top competition is extremely important for both the Athletes and the American Rugby Fans that so often have supported the Eagles 7s teams across the globe.  It signifies a commitment towards competition and preparation for one of the sport's penultimate events.  

Both teams will have changed some over the last twelve months, but many are the same.  This event provided young squad members the chance to compete for one of 13 tickets to Tokyo.  It also signifies a moment as we push forward through the COVID-19 Pandemic.

-Aaron Castro

For Immediate Release-





USA Olympic preparatory event; “Quest For Gold Sevens” has confirmed participating

international men’s and women’s teams for June 25-26 tournament.

● Teams include the United States, Argentina, Japan, Kenya, Korea and Samoa across men’s

and women’s brackets.

● Quest for Gold Sevens set as final competition and send-off for both USA Men’s and Women’s

Sevens, ahead of departure for Tokyo Olympics.

● Fan tickets available for Saturday June 26 at; ticket pre-sale starts May

12 to HSBC LA Sevens past ticket buyers and USA Rugby Members and to the general public

on May 13.

● “Quest For Gold Sevens”, created and presented by AEG Rugby, in partnership with USA

Rugby & World Rugby, will take place at Dignity Health Sports Park.

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 12, 2021) – With the Tokyo Olympic Games quickly approaching, ‘Quest

For Gold Sevens' has confirmed international men’s and women’s teams to compete in an exhibition

tournament at Dignity Health Sports Park, June 25-26. With a majority of the participating teams

being regulars on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the exhibition sets a perfect stage for

 preOlympic trials ahead of the Tokyo Games. Similarly, following a challenging year for rugby and

international competition, ‘Quest For Gold Sevens’ acts as an open opportunity for USA fans to watch

and support the USA National Sevens Teams before taking flight to the world's biggest sport stage.

Limited tickets for Saturday June 26 elimination and final rounds will be available via pre-sale to

HSBC LA Sevens past ticket buyers and USA Rugby Members on Wednesday, May 12 and

subsequently available to the general public on Thursday, May 13.



United States                                United States

Argentina                                     Japan

Kenya                                           Kenya

Korea                                           TBD

Samoa                                          TBD

It is highly likely that additional Olympic, HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series teams or select sides will

be added to the lineup in the coming weeks, as teams finalize their pre-Olympic preparations.

USA Women’s Head Coach, Chris Brown noted, “It’s been great to get back at it after a well needed

recovery following Dubai. We have a lot of fundamental sharpening to do and a significant increase of

game discipline, a message coming from within the playing group, just as much as it is from me. I

have no doubt we will be moving and executing as needed to give a quality, brave performance in LA,

a perfect checkpoint tournament four weeks out from the games.”

USA Men’s Head Coach, Mike Friday added, “This is a fantastic opportunity for the players to put a

strong marker down for Olympic selection. It will form part of our final selection process and the

players will be eager to put their best foot forward. To have that opportunity in front of their family and

home support, is pretty special.”

Director of AEG Rugby, Dan Lyle said, “Our goal at AEG Rugby is to build an event that will replicate

the competition teams will face at the Olympic Games this summer and help both our Men’s and

Women’s USA Teams with optimal preparation before leaving for Tokyo. We have worked in

partnership with USA Rugby and World Rugby within COVID-19 guidelines to create this special

event, which we think will be a truly electric experience for all players, fans and partners as a

memorable send off to our Olympians. AEG Rugby is thrilled to be involved and to support the USA

and international teams, in all of their ‘quests for gold’.

Quest For Gold Sevens will be hosted at Dignity Health Sports Park, June 25-26, 2021. Friday pool

play will be behind closed doors to satisfy existing COVID-19 restrictions, with open fan attendance

for the elimination and final rounds on Saturday June 26. Adhering to safety standards, a limited

number of tickets will be available to the general public. AEG Rugby, USA Rugby, Dignity Health

Sports Park, Los Angeles County and the California Department of Public Health continue to work in

close contact to ensure event operations safely host all players, coaches, staff and visiting fans

during the entirety of their time in Los Angeles. Broadcast and live stream information will be available

to announce shortly.

Pre-sale information will be delivered directly to past ticket buyers of the HSBC LA Sevens and US

Rugby Membership and available to the general public on the USA Rugby website, Media accreditation applications will be available starting May 24.