Tuesday Jul 11, 2023

Kelly Griffin & Dan Norton | Episode 7

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by former USA International Kelly Griffin and England legend Dan Norton for Episode 7 of The Rugby Sevens Rollercoaster.

Griffin captained Team USA at the Olympic Games in 2016, when rugby returned after a 92-year hiatus. She coached the Northern Loonies to their inaugural Women’s title in Premier Rugby Sevens history, winning the Memphis tournament in 2021. Since 2023, Griffin has been the Women’s Head Coach of the expansion franchise, the Golden State Retrievers, who were finalists at the Minneapolis event on June 17th.

Norton is the leading all-time try scorer on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series with 358 tries across 92 tournaments for England. He is a Silver medalist from the 2016 Olympic Games with Team GB. The superstar is part of the Northern Loonies campaign in the 2023 Premier Rugby Sevens series, debuting for them recently in Minneapolis.

Premier Rugby Sevens features 8 franchises with 16 teams in 2023 contesting five tournaments across the U.S. The season started on June 17 at Q2 Stadium (Austin, Texas) for the Eastern Conference Kickoff, then TCO Stadium (Minneapolis, Minnesota) hosted the Western Conference Kickoff on June 24. The Western Conference Finals are on July 15 at Paypal Park (San Jose, California) and the Eastern Conference Finals on July 23 at Highmark Stadium (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). The 2023 Championship will be played on August 6 at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., and will feature the top two teams from each Conference.

Results to date:

Eastern Conference Kickoff Winners | Southern Headliners (Women) + Texas Team (Men)

Western Conference Kickoff Winners | Northern Loonies (Women) + Rocky Mountain Experts (Men)

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