The Premiership Rugby Singha Sevens comes to Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night and with Harlequins, Saracens and Gloucester having announced their squads, we take a look at ones to watch when sevens comes to the Saints.
Harlequins have named a youthful squad, captained by Calum Waters, but have valuable Sevens experience in winger Cameron Cowell, who first played for England in the 2014 FIRA Sevens. Cowell made his debut on the World Rugby World Sevens Series in Dubai in December 2015, helping his side finish as runners-up. Ahead of the final leg of the Sevens Series in London in May 2016, Cowell had a points aggregate of 109 across nine tournaments in 2015/16.
Saracens have also named a squad of young players with Tom Whiteley named as captain. Among the players named by the London club is Jarrard Hayler, who has played rugby for the Royal Navy where he was coached by Saracens flanker Kelly Brown. A back-row in the 15-a-side game, Hayler has been training at Saracens during pre-season alongside his Royal Navy team mate Dave Fairbrother. Prior to his time at Saracens, Hayler played for Plymouth Albion.
Gloucester, who won the Premiership Rugby Sevens Series in both 2013 and 2014, will be captained by their first-team scrum half Calum Braley. They have named some young players in their squad including Harry Randall who won the Under-20 World Championship with England in June, alongside Saints’ Harry Mallinder. Having switched allegiance from Wales, whom he captained at Under-16 level, Randall impressed for England at the World Championship, producing an eye-catching performance off the bench in the final.
With so many young players involved, who are all keen to make an impression for their clubs, the Premeirship Rugby Singha Sevens Series at Franklin’s Gardens is set to be an exciting evening of fast flowing rugby and plenty of tries.
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.