Aviva Premiership side the Worcester Warriors has named a very strong squad for their upcoming Rugby 7s assignment. The Warriors will be heading into the regional heat of the JP Morgan Premiership Rugby 7s scheduled to be held on Thursday, the 26th of July in bullish mood after Richard Hill, the head coach of the team named the strongest available squad at his disposal for the tournament.
David Lemi, the captain of the Samoan national rugby team as well as Josh Matavesi, a Fijian international, both of whom have been recruited in the summer by The Warriors have made it to the squad.
Fiji ran out 35-28 victors in the Hong Kong Sevens final over New Zealand to secure the title, having defeated England in the semi finals.
The final was just what would be expected from two of the most entertaining sides in the world game. It was played at a high level of intensity, was incredibly competitive and highly physical. The game was played with such competitiveness that New Zealand were reduced to 6 men after a yellow card to their double try scorer, Mark Jackman and the game ended with a punch up between all the players.
The rugby sevens series at Tokyo was won by Australia for the first time. Australia had previously not done very impressively in the rugby sevens matches. The rugby sevens matches are played at various venues for over nine rounds. Until now the best performance by the Australian rugby sevens side was a fourth place end at the Gold Coast.
The draws for the much anticipated HSBC Hong Kong Rugby Sevens has been declared and the round six of the World Series will be played from the twenty third of March till the Twenty fifth of March at the renowned Hong Kong stadium.
New Zealand rose to joint top spot in the World Series rankings with victory in a close fought final of the South African Sevens tournament.
The All Blacks saw of the hosts in a nail biting 31-26 victory in the final and join Fiji at the top of the Tour rankings on 51 points after the first three events.