Viewed by many as the most exciting form of the game, Rugby 7s will offer a fast-paced, high octane spectacle when it gets underway at Birmingham 2022!
A Quick Overview
Rugby 7s matches take place on a full-size rugby pitch. As the name suggests, it’s contested by seven players per team instead of 15, and consists of two halves of seven minutes each.
With more room to roam and little time to waste, the result is a version of the game that is shorter, faster and higher scoring, with a try scored on average every 70 seconds!
Other than these notable changes, the Game is played to the standard rules of Rugby.
Points are scored as follows:
- Try (Five Points) - A try is scored by running the ball to the end of your opponent’s half of the field and grounding it beyond the goal line.
- Conversion (Two Points) - After scoring a try, a team is given a free attempt to kick the ball over the crossbar and between the posts.
- Drop Goal (Three Points) - During open play, a player may attempt to kick the ball over the crossbar and between the posts.
- Penalty (Three Points) - Foul play will see an opponent given a free shot to kick the ball over the crossbar and between the posts.
Due to the short nature of Rugby 7s matches, the tournament will be played over the course of just three days at Birmingham 2022.
Rugby - Sevens Games History
Commonwealth Games Birmingham 20222
Olympic Summer Games Tokyo 20201 1
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 20182
Olympic Summer Games Rio 20161
Commonwealth Games Glasgow 20141
Commonwealth Games Delhi 20101
Commonwealth Games Melbourne 20061
Commonwealth Games Manchester 20021
Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur 19981