Sevens Rugby

Coaching panel confirmed for Great Britain Rugby Sevens for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Great Britain Rugby Sevens have confirmed their coaching panel for the upcoming 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo that will kick-off in July.
13 November 2019

Scots decision to pick exciting speedster Sofolarin a “no brainer”

Selecting Femi Sofolarin, who turned out for England in HSBC World Sevens Series last season, as part of the Scotland core squad for 2019/20 was a “no brainer”, according to new head coach Ciaran Beattie.
7 November 2019

Rugby X Preview: Inside the camps

Tuesday night will see the first ever edition of RugbyX take place at the O2 Arena in London. Both men and women will take part in the competition with sides from England, Argentina, France, Ireland, Argentina and the Barbarians taking part.
29 October 2019

Athlete Factory Sevens - Final Whistle

Following the end of play at the Athlete Factory International 7s competition, Joe Harvey caught up with winners Ireland as well as England and the USA.
28 October 2019

Ireland triumph at Athlete Factory 7s

The final weekend of October saw some of the best-known names in the Sevens Series come to Chester in what was a final chance to prove themselves prior to Dubai in just over a month.
28 October 2019

Athlete Factory Sevens - Weekend Preview

Chester will play host to some of the world’s best athletes this weekend with the Athlete Factory Sevens taking place to conclude October.
25 October 2019

An Instagram influencer and a Love Island winner - Harry McNulty talks Ireland Sevens

Harry McNulty chatted to TRU about Love Island, the growth of Ireland 7s and why playing on the World Series circuit often has its perks.
25 September 2019

England Sevens name squad for 2019/20 season

England Sevens head coach Simon Armor has confirmed 18-man squad for the upcoming 2019/20 season.
16 September 2019

Four teams unbeaten on opening day of Premiership Rugby 7s

Wasps, Bristol Bears, Exeter Chiefs and Saracens finished unbeaten on the opening day of the Premiership Rugby 7s played at Franklin's Gardens on Friday.
14 September 2019

‘England is a great place to coach’ but Hammond is enjoying Hong Kong life

Seven years after leaving Nottingham for pastures new in Hong Kong, Joe Harvey spoke with Craig Hammond about his career in England, his role with the Hong Kong National team and about his involvement with one of rugby union’s latest formats, Global Rapid Rugby
12 September 2019

We are really hopeful RugbyX will fly - Ben Ryan

Former Olympic gold medal-winning Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan is ready for his next venture as the Technical Director of RugbyX - a new format of the game which will take place at the O2 Arena next month.
11 September 2019

Trio of Scots out to help Tiger Rugby roar in the USA

Most male Scottish rugby players below the national squad level are currently putting in the hard yards as pre-season continues for the upcoming XV-a-side campaign.
22 August 2019

Harris excited by new venture as she reflects on her stellar rugby career

On the rugby pitch, Lauren Harris has had to tackle a lot of tough opponents over the years - and now she is looking to tackle another tough subject and break down some barriers as she launches her own clothing brand.
18 July 2019

Williams and Bradley take positives from Olympic qualifier

After competing in the Olympic qualifier last weekend, Joe Harvey caught up with Cambridge Director of Rugby Richie Williams and Sale FC’s Matt Bradley to discuss their experience with Hungary.
17 July 2019

Olympic Qualifiers: Colomiers: After the final whistle

After England secured Team GB’s spot at the 2020 Olympic Games, our man on the ground, Joe Harvey, talked to two of the key men from their victory in Colomiers, as well as one from runners-up France.
16 July 2019

Olympic Qualifiers: Day Two - England send Team GB to Tokyo

Great Britain will have a men’s side at next year’s Olympic Games in Japan as England won their qualifier in France over the weekend.
15 July 2019

GB Sevens set for 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after England win qualifying tournaments

Great Britain will feature in the 2020 Olympics next year in Tokyo after England won both the men's and women's qualifying tournaments in Kazan and Colomiers.
15 July 2019

Olympic Qualifiers: Day 1

Joe Harvey provides a roundup of the Men 7s Olympic Qualifier that was played in Colomiers.
14 July 2019

Olympic Qualifier Preview: Colomiers

With a place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the line in Colomiers, Talking Rugby Union will be in France for the event and with some of the World Series’ biggest names taking part, Joe Harvey has penned his preview ahead of this weekend’s action.
12 July 2019

Skeat Sevens set looking to kick on after summer success

Just over a week ago, Talking Rugby Union brought you the story of the England Universities sides that fought valiantly in the Nottinghamshire sunshine at the RFU National Finals.
10 July 2019