Fast, exciting and dynamic – join the scorching hot 7s revolution!
2016 RIO OLYMPICS: Rugby 7s
In 2016, Rugby 7s was played at the Olympics for the first time.
The Australian Women’s team, won the gold medal while the Australian Men’s 7s team also put in a commendable performance. Their combined success at international level has increased interest and participation in Rugby 7s.
ABOUT RUGBY 7s
Rugby 7s is a unique, faster, modified 15s rugby game that allows for a quick outcome finishing in just 14 minutes of play. Sydney Rugby Union has seen the number of players enjoying this game sky rocket in the last few years. The game originated in Scotland in 1883 and is now an Olympic sport, played in many countries around the world.
As the name implies, there are only 7 players per team on the field at any one time. The game is fast and exciting and played by all ages and abilities.
Following a series of ad hoc competitions run in conjunction with NSWRU Development staff in 2016, the decision has been made to run a competition in 2017 for both Girls and Boys in the U10s through to U18s age groups.
SATURDAY NIGHT SIZZLING 7S COMPETITION
The competition will be conducted on Saturday evenings during 2017 and is open to both girls and boys in the following age brackets;
- Under 10s – born 2007 and 2008
- Under 12s – born 2005 and 2006
- Under 14s – born 2003 and 2004
- Under 16s – born 2001 and 2002
- Under 18s – born 1999 and 2000
There will be 3 competitions with the following dates:
- Wave #1 – Boys & Girls 7s – February 18th to March 25th
- Wave #2 – Girls 7s only – April 29th to Jun 10th
- Wave #3 – Girls 7s only – July 22nd to September 2nd
- Mega Gala Day – Girls 7s only – September 9th
- Wave #3 – Boys 7s only – September 9th to September 23rd (3 Mega Gala Days)
VENUES & TIMING
Indicative timing of games will be between 5:00pm and 8:30pm under lights with a minimum of 2 games each Saturday night.
Clubs wishing to host would ideally have a minimum of two grounds available with lights.
Prior to Game 1 of each wave, all players will be required to register online via their local clubs.
Players can register for all three competitions or just one.
1 x competition $60.
3 x competitions $130 (saving of $50).
WAVE 3 – Girls 7s: Commences Saturday 22nd July
Round 1, Girls Northern Zone at Cliff Oval Wahroonga.
Round 1, Girls Western Zone at Latham Park, South Coogee
Girls 7s Mega Gala Day: Saturday 9th September
Queries can be directed to CAquilina@nswrugby.com.au
Clubs are invited to send in an Expression of Interest to participate in this competition.
Schools are also invited to enter teams into this Competition.