Olympics

Team GB unveil squad for Tokyo Olympics

The Team GB Women's and Men's Sevens squads have been confirmed for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics to be played next month.
18 June 2021

Exclusive: Dan Norton on GB Sevens, his time with London Irish & doing the right thing

Sevens legend Dan Norton talks to Joe Harvey about life in the Team GB camp, playing for London Irish and making the right decisions as preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo continue.
8 June 2021

Nate Ebner Exclusive: “Rugby made me the way I am”

As his preparations for Tokyo 2020 continue, three-time Super Bowl winner and USA Sevens international Nate Ebner spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey as he hopes to make his second Olympic games.
31 May 2021

GB Sevens: Roques and Forrest’s notebooks full to bursting as big decisions edge closer

With both of Team GB's sevens teams playing their first tournament at St George’s Park over the weekend, Gary Heatly gathered some reaction from the coaches who will be leading their respective sides at the Tokyo Olympics.
18 May 2021

Alex Matthews Exclusive: “I used to be scared to make mistakes - now I play with a smile on my face”

Matthews has returned to the Sevens picture after a successful Six Nations campaign with England and she chatted to Gary Heatly about her ambitions for this summer in a format of the sport she once 'hated'.
14 May 2021

Alec Coombes Exclusive: “I went to the Hong Kong Sevens as a kid - now I want to play in the Olympics”

Preparations for the Olympics step up a notch this weekend as GB Sevens host an ‘International Rugby 7s’ tournament and Scotland's Alec Coombes will be one of many players looking to make an impression.
12 May 2021

Paddy Kelly Exclusive: “Sevens has reinvigorated me as a player”

The Scotland 7s star discusses his surprise at being named in Team GB's training squad as preparation for the Olympics Games in Tokyo begin to come into focus.
30 April 2021

Carlin Isles Exclusive: I had to be everything for myself

As his preparations for the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo continue, USA Sevens star Carlin Isles spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about his drive to be the best athlete possible and how he has motivated himself for most of his career.
20 April 2021

Jamie Farndale Exclusive: “It’s all I’ve thought about since missing out on Rio”

Setbacks in life can be hard to bounce back from, but they can also make you more determined and Jamie Farndale is hoping that is the case as he sets his sights on the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
3 March 2021

Can some of England’s Red Roses target double glory in 2021?

With the World Cup schedule announced and some positive news surrounding the Tokyo Olympics, it could be a highly successful year for some of England’s top players.
29 January 2021

England, Scotland and Wales to form combined GB Sevens for Tokyo Olympics

England, Wales and Scotland will combine for a GB Sevens team for the 2021 Olympics scheduled to be played in Tokyo.
22 December 2020

Megan Jones Exclusive: England Sevens giving back to the community with online fitness sessions

In an exclusive interview with Megan Jones, the England Sevens player explains how she and her teammates are using their skills as professional players to teach the next generation.
7 December 2020

Exclusive: England Sevens star Abi Burton on crowdfunding their Olympic dream and fighting for change

The England Sevens player discusses how she and her fellow colleagues are trying to raise funds to help with their Tokyo 2021 preparations, plus, she talks about her involvement with Looseheadz’s #ENOUGH campaign.
24 September 2020

Exclusive: Dan Norton – 'Finding Ways to Move Forwards'

Top try scorer in sevens history, Dan Norton spoke to TRU's Joe Harvey about recent cuts to England’s Sevens programme.
17 August 2020

Exclusive: Sydney Gregson on why her goals haven’t changed

Speaking to TRU, England Sevens player Sydney Gregson tells us why her goals remain the same despite RFU cutting their Sevens programme.
14 August 2020

Exclusive: Richard de Carpentier - It feels like the only people not supporting us are the RFU

In an exclusive interview with Talking Rugby Union, Richard de Carpentier spoke to TRU's Joe Harvey about recent events surrounding the future of England’s Sevens programme.
11 August 2020

Exclusive: Phil Burgess - I had prepared myself to leave at this point

Speaking exclusively to Talking Rugby Union, England Sevens player Phil Burgess discusses the situation he and his England teammates find themselves in less than a year from Tokyo 2021.
29 July 2020

‘Afterwards it felt like I had played in a World Series sevens event!’

During his playing days, Mark Robertson was always someone who liked to push himself - and that trend has continued into his coaching life and led to a recent charity challenge.
28 May 2020

Scottish women in GB Sevens squad “on merit” and must strive for Olympics

Having six Scottish women selected in the Great Britain Sevens wider group which is training for the Olympics has given the national XV’s squad a massive boost after a disruptive few weeks.
5 March 2020

World Sevens Series Preview: Los Angeles

It has been nearly a month since the last leg of the Sevens World Series. Last time it was Sydney and this weekend we will see this leg of the men’s World Series take place in Los Angeles, California.
28 February 2020