While so many of the nation have been glued to all the football action with our British clubs doing so well this season, there are many of us who are more excited about England Rugby and the World Cup happening this year in Japan. While we wait in anticipation for that first game on 22nd Sept of England’s game against Tonga we can enjoy some fast paced thrills on the pitch at Twickenham this May. The London Sevens is one of the most fun days out to enjoy watching lots of games, plenty of running and drama with some spectacular tries. I grew up going to the rugby with my family and it was one of the best days out we all loved, the crowd is social and the atmosphere is so friendly. I can totally recommend you get your tickets for this weekend!
These players are seriously fit and I can say that first hand after attending a training session with them on the pitch at Twickenham. They were very polite and patient, as obviously my fitness levels were not quite up to scratch, but what an amazing experience to meet some of the players and speak to them about their training and nutrition.
Here are some insider pro tips on how to run fast from one of England’s most prolific try scorers Dan Norton. Remember these next time you are running for the bus and you’ll never be late ever again. Dan is a record holder for the most tries ever scored in rugby sevens. In Dubai 2019, he made rugby sevens history, reaching 300 career tries. Since then he has gone on to score a further 32 tries, taking his total to 332.
Watch Dan’s sprinting tips.
Rugby is for the girls too, so take some inspo from Holly here on her kicking skills. The fitness training is great for all of us!
The England Men Sevens compete in ten HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournaments per year (Dubai, Cape Town, Hamilton NZ, Sydney, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Paris). Full calendar here: https://www.world.rugby/sevens-series/calendar.
Additionally, they compete on the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series each summer which consists of three to four legs each year.
This year, they are competiting for qualification at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which will be the second time that rugby sevens has been represented at the Olympic Games (Rio 2016 was the first).
The HSBC London Sevens comes to Twickenham Stadium on the 25-26 May 2019, featuring top-class rugby, live music and a range of food and entertainment. For more information and to book tickets, visit www.englandrugby.com/tickets