The most notable news in the rugby sevens category right now is the fact that ACT Brumbies are seeking redemption at the next World Cup which will be held in Twickenham later this weekend.
Invented in the Scottish borders of Melrose way back in 1883 and immensely popular as a sport throughout the world, Rugby Sevens is a fast paced version of the full version of the Rugby Union or Rugby League game and is considered to be even harder and tougher as a competitive sport compared to the other two codes of rugby.
The Newcastle Falcons may have lost in the final of the British and Irish Cup but according to Richard Mayhew, it will not be a deciding factor when the club takes on the challenge of the Bedford Blues in the Rugby Football Union Championship play-off final as they target an immediate return to the Aviva Premiership after just a season away from the English top flight.
The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 will see the debut of Rugby Sevens as an official sport in the Games and it is expected a decision as to where the events will be held will be made when the governing bodies meet next month. The venue for the hockey events for the Olympic Games will also be discussed, according Leonardo Gryner, the chief operating officer.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Welsh will be heading to play against the Exeter Chiefs as they look to secure an all important win so as to create a buffer between them and the drop zone, which they are perilously close to following last weekend’s narrow defeat at the hands of relegation threatened Sale Sharks.
And going into the match, Lyn Jones, the Director of Rugby of the club has made three changes for the trip, hoping to put an end to the slump that has seen them dragged into the relegation dog fight.