The Singha Sevens returns to the Gardens next Friday, and with the tournament kicking off in Cardiff tonight, here are some facts about the tournament to get you ready for what’s set to be an exciting few weeks of sevens rugby.
- In the five Sevens Series' since 2011, there have been a total of 915 tries scored, averaging at 183 tries per year
- With nine tries to his name, all scored in last year’s tournament, Christian Wade has the most tries of any full international
- The most tries scored in a single series came courtesy of Gloucester’s Ian Clark in 2011 when the Cherry and Whites played London Wasps, Saracens and the Saints at Franklin’s Gardens
- Tom Collins is the Saints’ highest try scorer with six tries to his name since 2011
- Wasps’ Alex Lozowski has scored a total of 22 conversions since 2011, a series record
- In 2015, a total of 232 tries were scored across the entire tournament, the most number of tries to be scored in a single series
- There have been two Welsh sides in the Cup semi finals in each of the tournaments since the Welsh regions joined the competition in 2014, with Newport Gwent Dragons reaching the final both times
The Singha 7s provides a great opportunity for young players to showcase their talents, whilst giving supporters the chance to see rugby stars of the future in action. Players such as Saints stars Tom Collins, Teimana Harrison and Harry Mallinder have all gone on to establish themselves in the first team squad at the Gardens.
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.