About Rugby Sevens

Seven-a-side rugby is a fast-paced abbreviated version of rugby union played by seven players per side (plus three reserves per match) in matches consisting of two seven-minute halves.  This quick, intense match format allows players to take part in several matches per day as part of tournaments held over the course of one, two, or three days.  Sevens rugby features lightning-fast breakaway runs, clever passing, deft kicks, and brutal tackling.  Sevens players must be fit, strong, tough, and smart.  Invented in 1883 in Scotland, sevens rugby is the version of rugby played at the Olympic Games and in amateur and professional tournaments all over the world.

For more on sevens rugby, see the links and videos below:

2011 USA Rugby Sevens Tournament:

2011 USA Rugby Collegiate Sevens Championship Final:

2011 USA Rugby Collegiate Sevens Invitational:

International Rugby Board Sevens World Series Rugby Highlights, November-December 2011: