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A lot has been happening on different fronts as women’s rugby in England hopes to catch up with other countries. Crowdfunding The big news from the world of Sevens broke on 15 September. The men and women members of England’s 7s squads have announced a crowdfunding campaign to replace the contracts that the RFU decided

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Two Sevens Signings

Deborah Fleming and Holly Aitchison become the first of the established England 7s stars to opt for a return to 15s. And who do they join? Saracens, of course. Only the best will do, though Deborah has every excuse – she is a long-term Saracen. She has been England’s first-choice flyer for several seasons. Let’s

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World Rugby 7s awards to be announced on 21 September

SBC World Rugby Sevens Series Award winners to be announced on 21 September Twenty-four winners to be announced across six men’s and women’s award categories Nine unions nominated across the men’s and women’s UL Mark of Excellence Award and Cigna Pressure Play Awards Fan voting opens for Cigna Pressure Play and UL Mark of Excellence

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Rugby sevens boosted by preparation investment ahead of Olympic Games

Funding boost of US$2.5 million to optimise teams’ Olympic preparations for Tokyo GamesHSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2021 contingency plans progressing towards a return to action in Hong Kong and Singapore in April 2021 Events in Hamilton and Sydney will not take place in 2021 Series, returning in 2022 Supplementary competition opportunities being developed at

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2021 HSBC New Zealand Sevens called off

All Blacks and Black Ferns Sevens remain focused on Olympic build up World Rugby working on abbreviated 2021 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Planning underway for Oceania invitational sevens tournament in early 2021 New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has reaffirmed its commitment to the All Blacks and Black Ferns Sevens Tokyo Olympic Games preparations after organisers

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Plans revised for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2021

Working group formed to review schedule for a safe, secure and impactful return to action Combined events in Dubai and Cape Town will not take place in 2021 Series Health and wellbeing of the rugby community and the wider public remains top priority New Zealand were awarded men’s and women’s titles as 2020 Series concluded

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Tokyo Olympic Games Rugby Sevens schedule confirmed

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organising committee and the International Olympic Committee have announced the revised competition schedule for the Tokyo Olympic Games which were postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the Opening Ceremony now set for 23 July 2021. In a reverse from the previous edition in Rio, the men’s

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Rugby Sevens stars #StayActive on Olympic Day

Rugby sevens players are joining forces with fellow Olympic athletes to encourage people all around the globe to ‘stay active’ as part of the annual Olympic Day commemorations on 23 June. Fiji’s inspirational star Meli Derenalagi has joined over twenty athletes from other Olympic sports to feature in the official Olympic Day workout video as

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