Rugby Sevens is a unique, fast-paced, modified version of the 15-a-side game that allows for a quick outcome, finishing in just 14 minutes of play.Since the game’s inclusion into the Summer Olympic Games and making it’s official Olympic debut at Rio in 2016, there has been a sky rocketing increase of players and development statewide.
NSW Rugby holds a State Championship for Sevens in the U13, U15 and U17 age groups for Boys and Girls in October each year. From this tournament, players are then selected into NSW Youth (U17) teams in girls and boys to compete in the National Championships held each year in late November / early December.For Men and Women Opens age groups, NSW Sevens teams are selected from various tournaments across the state to compete in the National Championships held each year in late November / early December.For more information about State 7s pathways
Sevens tournaments are played all throughout NSW with a mix of club and invitational teams competing at the various events. Sevens tournaments are held outside the XVs season, which span from October through to March the following year.
NSW Rugby also run a Beach 5s rugby event on the sand each year under the World rugby Beach 5s laws – this is a tackle event on the beach with 5 a side and is a great event in keeping with the party atmosphere associated with Sevens.
With the rise in popularity of Sevens, particularly with Girls, there are a number of regular competitions for Sevens across NSW. The largest of which is the SJRU Girls Sevens, which has over 500 girls competing each week.Outside of the SJRU tournament, there are a number of competitions in regional areas that you can be a part of.To find out more about how to play Sevens in your area