At the end of July, the Premiership Rugby season of 2017-18 will start in spectacular style at Franklin’s Gardens, with the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s. Wasps will start the match to defend their title at 6pm on 28 July, with the first match starting the 7s off with a bang – they will compete against former winners Newcastle Falcons.
Lee Blackett is the coach for the Wasps team, and when he was contacted for his view over the game, he said, “With the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series, the event has got a great start.”
Grand Prix Entertainment are be moving towards gaining a superior position in Professional Rugby 7s, with the acquisition of the AR7s. The rights that the organization has acquired include several tournaments being organized by them such as ‘Halloween Sevens‘ in the state of Florida.
Grand Prix Entertainment is a company based out of San Francisco, who announced their intention of consolidating the small-sided rugby market by acquiring American Rugby 7s. The already own the Grand Prix RFL.
The 2016 Rio Olympics gold medal winning men’s rugby team from Fiji received a rousing welcome on their return form Brazil. They received a hero’s welcome back when they touched down on home soil.
There were thousands of fans lined up in the streets of Nadi to catch a glimpse of the rugby sevens team that made their nation proud. These players have put Fiji on the Rugby sevens map.
The way the Rugby sevens event was embraced by the public and the media at the Rio Olympics is testimony to the fact that this sport must always be included in the Olympics.
There are many who are wondering as to why it took so long for this game to be an Olympic sport. The sport has the fittest and the most professional athletes competing and can easily be a crowd puller.
With the popularity of Rugby sevens touching a new high, after it was included as a main sport in the Rio Olympics, all eyes will now shift to Zimbabwe where the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens Championship tournament will be held next month. There is no doubt that this event will boost the growth of the women’s game in Zimbabwe.
The event will be held between September 17 and 18 at the Police Grounds in Zimbabwean capital and there will be eight teams from Africa are participating in the event. The teams are: South Africa, Madagascar, Tunisia, Namibia, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia, and of course, host Zimbabwe.
Damian McGrath, the coach of Samoa’s Rugby 7’s team, said that the team will be starting from scratch for the upcoming HSSBC World Sevens Series season.
This means that Samoa will be fielding a new team for the World Sevens. The Manu closed last season with a ninth place finish under new coach Damian McGrath. The squad played very well and had reached four quarterfinals out of the ten tournaments.