Rugby Sevens Tickets
Event: Rugby Sevens Series
Governing Body: World Rugby
Number of Cities: 10 for men, 8 for women
Notable Rugby Sevens Players: Charlotte Caslick, Jerry Tuwai, Brock Webster, Karen Paquin
Notable Rugby Sevens Teams: New Zealand, Scotland, Canada, Ireland
Rugby Sevens TicketsRugby was invented at a boarding school in England in the early 1800s. Standard Rugby Union matches feature 15 players per side and are 80 minutes long. Rugby Sevens is a different variation of the same sport. As the name suggests, this game features seven players per side. This version of rugby was developed in 1883 in Scotland. Sevens matches are divided into two seven-minute halves with the exception of finals matches, which feature two 10-minute halves. Sevens is often the way that rugby leagues develop new players for the future. Awareness and interest in the sport has grown since its addition to the Summer Olympics in 2016, as no form of rugby had been in the Olympics since 1924, the last year Rugby Union was on the program. All this attention has been a boon to the Sevens Series that takes place annually. Get tickets to the Rugby Sevens action near you at StubHub.
What is a Rugby Sevens game like?Rugby Sevens isn't quick just because the games are short, although that does help. Sevens is a fast-paced game. Rugby Sevens is designed to feature fast players and great teamwork in the form of effective passing. Most of the rules in Sevens are the same as in Rugby Union. For example, a try that makes it over the line is still worth seven points. However, there are also important differences. Scrums, or groups of players with interlocked arms, are less frequent, less important and feature fewer players. Another difference is that kicking is less important in Sevens than in Union.
How is Rugby Sevens organized?Rugby Sevens is mainly played at the international level. The New Zealand teams, the All Blacks (men) and Black Ferns (women), are not just great at Rugby Sevens, but their haka, or ceremonial dance, is also famous worldwide. In addition to international recognition, Rugby Sevens is starting to grow in popularity in the United States, like the growth of NCAA Rugby Sevens play. Athletic powerhouses like UCLA, Boston College and Notre Dame all have prominent Rugby Sevens programs.
What teams are involved in the Rugby Sevens Series?The popular HSBC Sevens Series features the national teams of several countries. Attendees of this series can see face-offs between teams like New Zealand(All Blacks), France (Les Bleus), Canada (Canucks or Les Rouges), USA (the Eagles) and South Africa (the Springboks). For the Men's Series, there are 15 core teams and one invitational team in each round. On the women's side, there are 11 core teams and one invitational team.
Where are Rugby Sevens matches played?Rugby Sevens is played in several series and leagues around the world. The most popular series, governed by World Rugby, is sponsored by HSBC. This Rugby Sevens series takes players all over the world, to venues like FMG Stadium Waikato in New Zealand and Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado. Other destinations for the Sevens Series have included Cape Town, South Africa, and Paris, France. Rugby Sevens will also once again be featured at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.
What are the top matchups this year for Rugby Sevens?World Rugby's Rugby Sevens series has a tournament style setup. Matchups for 2020 include Fiji versus Samoa (men) and USA versus Russia (women) in Hamilton, New Zealand. Because the Sevens Series is a tournament, later matchups aren't set in stone. Which teams face off against one another depends on what happens in the early rounds. Fans are encouraged to use tools on the World Rugby website to predict series results.
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