(MEMPHIS, Oct. 1, 2021) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the all-new professional rugby league launching on Fox Sports on Saturday, Oct. 9, announced that Campbell Clinic has been named the “Official Medical Provider” of the new league. Campbell Clinic will provide medical needs, physicians, and athletic trainers in Memphis during event week leading up to The PR7s Inaugural Championship. Over 130 players and coaches will ascend on Memphis starting on Sunday, Oct. 3. The championship tournament will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9 at AutoZone Park.
“We are proud to serve as the official medical provider for PR7s Inaugural Championship game”, says Dr. Frederick Azar, Chief of Staff for Campbell Clinic. “In addition, we’ll be offering our world-glass sports medicine expertise to participating PR7s athletes during tournament week.”
The inaugural event will be available via FoxSports.com and the Fox Sports app from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT and live on FS2 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. CDT. Tickets to see the event live are still available at PRSevens.com/tickets. PR7s promises to provide equal pay under one league umbrella and will adopt a touring format in cities across the U.S. and Canada.
The league’s first player signings featured several stars from both the Men’s and Women’s U.S. Olympic Rugby Sevens Teams, including Perry Baker, Danny Barrett, Abby Gustaitis, Carlin Isles, Alev Kelter, Kristi Kirshe, Folau Niua, Naya Tapper, Stephen Tomasin, and Kevon Williams.
PR7s will feature six men’s teams and four women’s teams that will play multiple games in one location on a single day. Team brands include the Loonies, who will hail from the North, including Canada. The Team will represent Texas and the plains. The Loggerheads will associate with Cascadia. The Locals will ride with the New Yorkers. The Experts will emerge from the Mountain West. And the Headliners will identify with the Midsouth.
About Campbell Clinic
Founded by the late Willis C. Campbell, M.D. in 1909, Campbell Clinic is world-renowned for its clinical excellence. With office locations in Germantown, TN; Collierville, TN; Memphis, TN; and Southaven MS, Campbell Clinic is an industry leader in orthopedic medicine, surgery, teaching and research. For more information, call 901-759-3111. or visit campbellclinic.com.
About Premier Rugby Sevens
Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) is a groundbreaking professional sports league in North America. Scheduled to debut in the Fall of 2021, PR7s is the first league of its kind with both women’s teams and men’s teams under one umbrella with equal pay. With a focus on accessibility and entertaining content for fans, the league will showcase the electrifying sport of rugby sevens through a single-day touring format in cities across the United States and Canada. The PR7s Inaugural Championship will take place in Memphis on Oct. 9 and will be available via FOX Sports in the U.S. and TSN in Canada. To learn more about Premier Rugby Sevens, go to PRSevens.com and follow the league on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.