USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament Host Pep Rally

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Team USA and Coach Friday with the USA Sevens Dance Team.

(ISN) – LAS VEGAS – Earlier today, the USA Eagles rugby sevens team was greeted with cheers from devoted fans during the USA Sevens Team USA Pep Rally at the BLVD Plaza at Monte Carlo, in celebration of the USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament taking place at Sam Boyd Stadium Feb. 13 – 15.

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Lawrence Weekly awards Dan Lyle with a proclamation naming February 11, 2015 as Team USA Sevens Rugby Day.

The event kicked into gear with a performance by the Durango High School Drum Line. The pep rally began at 11:30 a.m. with Dan Lyle, United World Sports Executive Vice President, serving as the event host. Special guests included Monte Carlo General Manager, Patrick Miller and Oscar Goodman, chairman of the Las Vegas Host Committee, who welcomed the tournament back to Las Vegas and toasted to a team USA victory. Adding to the excitement of “Rugby Week,” Lawrence Weekly, Clark County commissioner and chairman of the board for the LVCVA, awarded USA Sevens with a proclamation naming February 11, 2015 as Team USA Sevens Rugby Day.

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Oscar Goodman welcomes back Dan Lyle and the USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament to Las Vegas.

Team USA Eagles players and Coach Friday joined Lyle on stage as rugby fanatics cheered to another great three-day tournament in Las Vegas. To wrap the event, the Durango High School Drum Line played as the team posed for pictures with fans.

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Durango High School Drum Line kicks off the Team USA Pep Rally at Monte Carlo.

USA Sevens Rugby Tournament officially gets underway with the Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremonies on Fremont Street Experience Thursday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. The rugby action starts at Sam Boyd Stadium Friday, Feb. 13 and runs through the weekend until a champion is crowned on Sunday, Feb. 15. Those in attendance will be immersed in a collision of cultures with costumed fans from the United States and 15 other countries, the USA Sevens International Fan Festival and 45 rugby matches.

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