Sevens Rugby

Exeter's dominance and England shine - TRU's 2020 Rugby Review

With 2021 inbound, Joe Harvey takes a look at the 2020 calendar year as a difficult 12 months for rugby, and the world, comes to an end.
30 December 2020

Hong Kong Sevens postponed to November 2021

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of disruption all over the world, especially in terms of sports and other live events.
22 December 2020

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

Exclusive: Ben Harris on joining Saracens, culture and the Olympic dream

After playing in front of fans for the first time in nine months, Saracens’ Ben Harris spoke to Joe Harvey about the transition from sevens to 15s and targeting Tokyo 2021.
18 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: Tom Mitchell - The great opportunity of the World Tens Series

Ahead of the debut weekend in the World Ten Series in Bermuda, TRU’s Joe Harvey spoke to England Sevens captain and current London Royal, Tom Mitchell.
23 October 2020

Luke Treharne Exclusive – They have been pretty honest from the start

Following the news that the Wales Sevens programme would be shut down Luke Treharne spoke to TRU's Joe Harvey about the future.
29 September 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

Philip Burgess embracing new coaching opportunities as England 7s star begins new chapter

The redundancies made to the England sevens programme by the RFU is a story which has caused quite a stir over the last month or so, but former Cornish Pirates and Commonwealth Games medallist Philip Burgess has recently spoken about becoming Director of Rugby at Cranleigh School.
24 September 2020

Blitzboks celebrate 2020 season with silverware

South Africa Sevens were officially handed the silver medals after the remainder of the 2019/20 season was cancelled following the pandemic coronavirus.
15 September 2020

Exclusive: Alex Davis on the England Sevens start-up

As England’s Sevens stars begin to make a go of it on their own, Alex Davis spoke to TRU's Joe Harvey about how he and his teammates are preparing for the 2021 Olympics.
14 September 2020

Sydney and Hamilton rounds of World Rugby Sevens Series cancelled

World Rugby has confirmed that the Sydney and Hamilton legs of the World Sevens Series in January has been cancelled following the pandemic coronavirus.
1 September 2020

Wales suspend Sevens team for "foreseeable future"

The Welsh Rugby Union has announced that the Sevens team will be scrapped for the foreseeable future following the financial crisis created by the pandemic coronavirus.
29 August 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: 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

First round of Irish Sevens' Covid-19 testing returns zero positive result

The Irish Rugby is set to heading towards resumption after the men’s and women’s Irish Sevens squads produced zero positive result after the latest round of Covid-19 testing.
2 August 2020

New Zealand 7s awarded with Men's and Women's titles for 2020 season

New Zealand Men's and Women's 7s teams were awarded the titles for the World Rugby Sevens Series after the remainder of the tournament for 2020 season has been cancelled following the pandemic coronavirus.
30 June 2020

A Tribute to 'The Dreadlocked Assassin' - Cecil Afrika

Cecil Afrika announced his retirement from Rugby Sevens this week.
12 June 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

Sydney Gregson: Hopefully we can help as much as we can

Sydney Gregson was set to represent Great Britain at the Olympic Games this summer, but the England 7s star and her teammates are now turning a negative into a fantastic positive.
18 May 2020