All you need to know about Rugby 7s

A traditional rugby union consists of 80 minutes of laboured grunts and groans. In rugby sevens the match consists of two halves of seven minutes with a one-minute half-time break. It's fast, fluid, and exciting and entails that rugby sevens tournaments can be completed in a day or a weekend.

Rules and Regulations of Rugby 7 s

The rugby sevens scoring system reflects that of rugby union and there is usually an abundance of tries in sevens matches, because their are a lot less defenders and a lot more field. Three forwards, one scrum half and three backs constitute a sevens team and only three players from each team lock horns for the scrums. Backs are usually regarded as more suitable for rugby sevens because of the high-paced nature of the game, and yellow cards entail a two minute suspension instead of the usual ten.

Rugby sevens tournaments

Seven tournaments are much more fun and relaxed than the often tense and dour 80 minute slog of a rugby union affair on a wet and windy miserable Saturday afternoon. Rugby sevens are usually held at the end or beginning of the rugby season and offer teams the chance to win a cup, plate, bowl, or shield. Fans reflect the celebratory and carnival mood by sporting fancy dress and perhaps drinking more than usual. Rugby sevens is played at the Commonwealth Games, and international competitions include the IRB Sevens World Series and the Rugby World Cup Sevens. Rugby sevens will make its Olympic debut at the 2016 games.

History of Rugby sevens

Rugby sevens originated in Scotland and was originally conceived by butchers Ned Haig and David Sanderson. its popularity has spread to such far flung corners of the globe as Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific, where it is immensely popular. Although rugby 7 s has proved immensely popular, detractors are worried it is divorcing itself from the 15 man game rather than just being viewed as a development tool, where legends of the game such as Jonah Lomu can refine their running and passing skills.

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