October 1, 2021 – With only 15 days until kick off, Rugby Americas North (RAN) is pleased to announce that Dallen Stanford will join its broadcast team for the upcoming Fireminds RAN Sevens October 16-17 in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.
Stanford represented USA on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series from 2007 – 2009. He was Team USA Captain at the 2013 World Maccabiah Games in Israel and 2015 World Maccabiah Games in Chile, winning a Gold Medal in 7s at both events.
Since then, he has been a professional broadcaster, working as a Lead Commentator on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, Sevens World cup 2018 in San Francisco, Rugby World cup 2019 in Japan, World Rugby Under-20 Championship 2019 in Argentina, Americas Rugby Championship and Major League Rugby.
𝗘𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗘𝗱𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗻!
Congrats to @SiviweSoyizwapi & the brilliant @blitzboks on 2 @canadasevens wins & @worldrugby7s Series title🏆#Canada7s #HSBC7s pic.twitter.com/pX27BDQzkr
— Dallen Stanford 🎙️ (@Dallen_Stanford) September 27, 2021
“On behalf of RAN, I would like to welcome Dallen to our commentary team for the upcoming Fireminds RAN Sevens 2021 to join myself and Gavin McLeavy to cover the two-day event at Meridian Fields,” said Bryan Kelly, RAN’s Communications Manager.
“In addition to being known as the King of One Liners, Dallen is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable rugby people in North America and he will bring a level of excitement and professionalism to the microphone.”
Joining Stanford on the broadcast will be Bryan Kelly Gavin McLeavy, who has worked nearly every RAN event in recent years and has a wealth of knowledge about rugby in North America and the Caribbean. McLeavy is also a passionate rugby coach, athlete agent and successful scout with ASM Scholarships.
The event marks the return to international competition for RAN since the COVID-19 pandemic began and acts as a qualifier for the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series next year.
The tournament schedule is set to be announced next week, while the entire event will be streamed live on RAN’s website.