In an attempt to guide more new and returning players into rugby, the RFU developed a new and attractive concept named XRugby7s. We believe it is a fantastic idea combining elements of traditional 7s with an easy route into the game.
A new format of rugby, which is big on enjoyment, and low on commitment. It’s a quicker game, with fewer players which can be played almost anywhere. It is contact rugby but not as you know it! Whether you’ve never played before, or you’re getting back into things, XRugby7s is the game for you.
This season, 7 Bamboos Rugby, will adopt the concept of XRugby7s for the first time at the annual SW7s Development Cup in June.
An amended version of Sevens aimed at new or returning players offering a simple to understand, easily adaptable version of the game with contact as a core element.
Sevens is an identified growth brand, is a global and Olympic game and provides a strong vehicle for the transition from non-contact into contact rugby.
• It is important that the development of Sevens is considered as part of a wider rugby growth strategy, which complements and links to the XV a side game and is fully aligned with the charter and values of the game.
• Designing a format which encourages longevity and flexibility is important. A key aim is to deepen engagement with rugby by increasing regularity.
• Insight shows that key attractions for potential players are the fitness and social elements along with a flexible approach to timing and delivery.
Download | Coaching Guide XRugby7s
Download | Poster XRugby7s
Website | RFU XRugby7s
XRugby is an initiative introduced by World Rugby, and is being used around the World as a flexible format. The game is 7-a-side, with reduced contact, and simplified laws. This fast-paced game is an innovative and exciting way for more players to be involved and suit specific rugby needs. Games are shorter in length compared to 15-a-side, and are played on half a standard sized rugby pitch. The introduction of the Max Zone negates the need for posts, meaning this game can be played anywhere!
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