Rugby sevens is a variation of the standard rugby union in which teams are made up of seven players, instead of the usual 15, competing in shorter matches generally during summer months.
Sevens is popular with professional and amateur players throughout the world. Besides the many multi-sport events where games are held, such as the Olympics, international competitions such as HSBC Sevens World Series and the Rugby World Cup Sevens keep the energy going in this fast paced sport.
If you are interested in seeing a game, the HSBC Sevens World Series travels to nine cities in five continents, including Tokyo, where teams compete to be the Sevens World Champion. The 2015 Tokyo round will be held from April 4 to 5 at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Stadium as Round 7 of the HSBC Sevens World Series. With growing interest and great anticipation of Sevens Rugby that has been chosen as the new official Olympic sport at 2016 Rio de Janeiro, this year’s Tokyo Sevens is promised to be full of excitement and enthusiasm.
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