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Hopley: Singha 7s can be a platform for young Saints

Travis PerkinsSponsored by Travis Perkins

Saints Senior Academy coach Mark Hopley says that the Singha 7s is a chance for Saints’ young players to make a name for themselves and increase their chances of first team selection next season. 

The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s will come to Franklin’s Gardens for the third night of the competition on Friday, July 29th, with all the Saints players looking to put in good performances in front of their home crowd.

In recent years, the Singha 7s has seen a number of young players at the club launch their Saints careers with impressive performances in the tournament, most notably Harry Mallinder and Teimana Harrison who are now first team regulars at the Gardens.

“We have a great record of guys who play 7s going on into the first team, like Teimana Harrison or Harry Mallinder, and that only shows these guys what they can do,” said Hopley, with preparations for the tournament due to get underway.

“Some of them have the ability to be in the first team very soon, so this is a big night.

“Everyone needs to be good at running, passing, tackling, the full works. Whoever puts that shirt on will be ready and it will be a night full of fun, entertainment and good rugby.”

It will be carnival time at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday, July 29th as Rio comes to the Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens Series! The Saints take on Saracens, Harlequins and Gloucester in an evening full of entertainment and fun, on and off the pitch. Book your tickets now at www.tinyurl.com/SaintsSevensHeaven.