A new US-based rugby sevens series is being launched in 2022, offering its 16 teams a share of a US$1 million prize pot, confirms SportsProMedia.
The newly-founded Rugby Football League (RFL), led by chief executive and World Rugby alumnus Philippe Bourdarias, has secured a US-based consortium to back its sevens series, which will kick off in Las Vegas in October 2022.
After the first event, featuring 12 international teams and four US franchises, the RFL will transition by 2026 to ultimately comprise of 16 domestic teams competing with select international sides across 17 tournaments.
The RFL is aiming to add four new teams and four new events per year between 2023 and 2026.
Announcing the new ‘Race Track Rugby’ sevens series, the RFL said that it will create a strong live betting proposition, working alongside leading technology companies to incorporate new innovations and gamification aspects.
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