7s returns to Kingsholm in August
Kingsholm will host the first stage of the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series
Premiership Rugby officially announced the structure of this year’s Premiership Rugby 7s series. The competition now sponsored by Singha Beer will kick off at Gloucester Rugby on Thursday 20 August with the Final eight days later at the Twickenham Stoop.
The only 7s competition involving all 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs will also be staged at the Ricoh Arena and Kingston Park and will be shown live on BT Sport
Rugby Director at Premiership Rugby, Phil Winstanley said that "since the series started in 2010, it has become a significant date in the rugby calendar".
"A year before rugby returns to the Olympics is crucial that Premiership Rugby continues to lead the way when it comes to club 7s. This will be an important competition and will start a run-in to the Olympic Games when rugby will be firmly in the world spotlight."
Ollie Morgan, in charge of the Gloucester Rugby 7s team is also looking forward to the event in the summer: "We were delighted to lift the Premiership Rugby 7s trophy last summer, kicking the season off with the first silverware, and we are looking forward to defending our title this summer".
The former Gloucester player sees great development opportunities in the smaller version of rugby, especially with regards to the younger players.
Thursday 20 August - Kingsholm, Gloucester
Friday 21 August - Ricoh Stadium, Coventry
Saturday, 22 August - Kingston Park, Newcastle
Friday 28 August, Twickenham Stoop