Another regular visitor of the tournament and a big name within the UK 7s circuit. Based in Bristol, the Godfathers have not only won many titles but also raised thousands of pounds for the CLIC Sargent charity. Last year they qualified for the national final of the 24/Sevens Series in Bath and they are eager to repeat this success.
The Hunters have made their first appearance last year and are made up of university and schoolmates led by Hartpury students George Butt and Toby Eaton. A team with heaps of potential and a bright future ahead.
The Navy Stingrays are the development team of the Navy Sharks, who also entered today's competition. For some of the Stingrays, this will be their first run out on a 7s field and a great opportunity to test their skills as the team have only played one tournament previously.
A brand-new team on the circuit which will play their very first tournament today. Plenty of players from the former Bandits 7s team will line-up for Empire 7s. The Bandits won the Hartpury Cup in 2015 and made it to the final in 2016.