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  • WRU Make Urdd National Sevens Partner

    The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has made Urdd Gobaith Cymru its National Schools Sevens arm in order to further enhance the profile and delivery of Sevens rugby in Wales. The WRU will provide support for the Urdd’s Regional and National tournaments via its participation officers. The Union will also provide extra training for school teachers in the delivery of Sevens rugby. Urdd Sports director Gary Lewis said: “It’s fantastic to have the Welsh Rugby Union as a key partner in this way because...

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  • London Sevens Sells Out Saturday In Advance

    Tickets for the Saturday of the Marriott London Sevens have sold out ahead of the weekend for the first time in the event's history. 75,000 tickets have been sold for the first day of the weekend, with over 115,000 expected over the tournament. Seats are still available for the Sunday, when fans can see the finals action and the HSBC Sevens World Series winner crowned. Rugby Football Union Chief Commercial Officer Sophie Goldschmidt said: "Selling out Saturday with over a week to go until the Ma...

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  • Secure Trading Partner England Sevens

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced a four-year partnership with Secure Trading - specialists in online payment processing - to be front-of-shirt sponsor of the men’s and women’s senior England Sevens squads. Secure Trading’s support for rugby Sevens in England will extend to the RFU’s grassroots initiative ‘24/Sevens’ which launched in 2016. They will become the title sponsor of the community Sevens series which aims to continue to grow Sevens rugby and increase participati...

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  • Record Crowd at Twickenham

    A world record weekend crowd of more than 103,000 attended the two days of the Marriott London Sevens at Twickenham Stadium. The final leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series attracted 103,027 spectators, breaking last year’s Twickenham mark of 100,094. Day one of the tournament saw a single day record attendance of 60,050 and yesterday there were 42,977 supporters in the stadium. “Setting another world record at the Marriott London Sevens is a fantastic achievement and we’d like to say a big...

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  • DHL Backs World Sevens Series

    DHL, the official logistics partner of Rugby World Cup 2015, has underscored its commitment to the global game by extending its partnership with the men's and women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for another year. With Sevens generating greater attention around the world ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the 2015/16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is set to showcase the sports across 10 major international destinations. DHL's support will also include logistics provision for some of the team...

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  • World Rugby Announces Sevens and U20s Media Partners

    World Rugby has announced London-based agencies RDA TV and IEC in Sports as its official worldwide television sales arm for Sevens and the U20 Championship. The media rights distribution companies will partner to sell broadcast rights to the Sevens World Series, the Women’s Sevens Series and the U20 Championship for a two-year term. IEC has worked successfully in partnership with RDA on a range of rugby projects, such as the World Club Sevens 2014 and USA Rugby’s 2014 series, including the h...

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  • Capgemini Agree 6-Year Innovation Partnership With World Rugby

    World Rugby have announced that they have entered a “global innovation partnership” with research company Capgemini to help attract new fans to the sport through rugby Sevens. The six-year deal will see Capgemini become the official innovation partner for the World Rugby Sevens Series and the Rugby World Cup Sevens Series 2018 which will take place in San Francisco in July. World Rugby claim that rugby Sevens is a proven "fan-engager" thanks to its "innovative content and social media strate...

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  • Samurai Snap Up GB7s Opportunity

    Samurai Sportswear's close link to Sevens has provided them with a great opportunity to showcase their wares on the GB Sevens squads. Jumping into the gap left between national teamwear agreements and the BOA's adidas kit deal, the design team at Samurai Sportswear have created a range of kit which will be worn by GB Sevens men and women during their upcoming programme of preparation and competition before they leave for Brazil. For the men’s squad this includes the Rugby Europe Sevens Series...

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  • Intersport Elverys Become IRFU Official Retail And Sponsor 7s Shirts

    The IRFU and Intersport Elverys have announced a new partnership that will see the nationwide chain of sports stores become the official sports retailers to the IRFU for the next three years. Intersport Elverys have also been announced as the official sponsors of the Ireland Sevens teams. The new Sevens jersey was unveiled at Intersport Elverys' new state-of-the-art store in Dublin's Henry Street last week, the first to be designed in conjunction with Canterbury of New Zealand specifically for t...

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  • Women's Sevens Series Launched

    The International Rugby Board has announced the first ever IRB Women's Sevens World Series. The global series will feature rounds in UAE (Dubai), USA (Houston), China (Guangzhou) and Netherlands (Amsterdam). The system mirrors the men's Series, with each 12-team event featuring six core teams who will play across all four events and six teams who will be invited based on regional tournament rankings, reflecting the IRB's strategic aim to mix the top teams in the world with the best up and comin...

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