Twickenham in Sevens coup

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:23
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England will take on Wales in a one-off sevens international staged immediately after Sunday's RBS 6 Nations contest between the countries.

England will take on Wales in a one-off Sevens international staged immediately after Sunday's RBS 6 Nations contest between the countries at Twickenham Stadium. 
 
The match showcasing the talents of the IRB Sevens World Series and Commonwealth Games rivals will be broadcast live after 5pm on Sunday, March 9. 
 
The teams have met twice this season, England winning 33-12 in Dubai in December and 21-7 in Wellington last month. 
 
With interest in sevens booming ahead of its inclusion in the Olympic Games, a primetime slot in the middle of the RBS 6 Nations will expose the stars of the shortened form of the game to a new audience.  
 
RFU Chief Commercial Officer Sophie Goldschmidt said: “We’re delighted to be able to showcase international sevens with England playing Wales on such a great stage in front of our fans.  
 
“Sevens is exciting, dynamic and reaches a growing global following as it heads towards its debut at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016. 
 
“Both teams on view at Twickenham Stadium take part in a thriving World Series, which concludes with the Marriott London Sevens on May 10-11, and will be heading for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year with medals in mind.” 
 
England Sevens Head Coach Simon Amor said: “The whole squad is looking forward to the chance of being a part of such a massive rugby occasion at Twickenham Stadium. 
 
“We get great support from the senior coaches and players, and our aim is to perform at a level that does them and the shirt proud as our players fight it out for places at the next two World Series tournaments in Tokyo and Hong Kong.” 
 
England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “Sevens is an important part of the England Rugby programme with an exciting future ahead in the build-up to the Commonwealth Games this summer and we’ll be wishing them well on Sunday. 
 
“England have a skilful and athletic squad and sevens is a great spectacle so I know our fans will enjoy watching them in what should be a great game against Wales.” 
 
Wales Sevens Head Coach Gareth Williams said, “This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of such a prestigious rugby occasion. It also provides an opportunity for a number of our development players to stake a claim for a place in the squad to travel to Tokyo and Hong Kong later this month.” 
 
England are fourth in the Sevens World Series standings after five of the nine events that make up the tour and preparing for the next two tournaments in Tokyo (March 22 and 23) and Hong Kong (March 28 and 30). 
 
The series then returns to the Northern Hemisphere to Glasgow (May 3 and 4) before its conclusion at the London Sevens (May 10 and 11), which attracted a record 113,000 crowd over two days at Twickenham Stadium last year. 
 
England are then in action in the Commonwealth Games Sevens staged in Glasgow on July 26 and 27. 
 
There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 27 April 2018
Hurricanes v Sunwolves 07h35 Wellington
Stormers v Rebels 13h00 Newlands
Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons 18h45 Welford Road
Sat, 28 April 2018
Reds v Lions 05h05 Suncorp Stadium
Blues v Jaguares 07h35 Eden Park
Brumbies v Crusaders 09h45 Canberra
Kings v Cheetahs 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks 14h00 Sandy Park
Worcester Warriors v Harlequins 14h00 Sixways
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
Connacht v Leinster 14h05 Sportsground
Dragons v Scarlets 14h05 Rodney Parade
Bulls v Highlanders 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Treviso v Zebre 16h00 Stadio Monigo
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys 16h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Munster v Ulster 16h35 Thomond Park
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Myreside
Sun, 29 April 2018
London Irish v Saracens 14h00 Madejski Stadium
Wasps v Northampton Saints 14h00 Ricoh Arena
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 22 April 2018
Racing Metro v Munster 27 | 22
Brumbies v Jaguares 20 | 25
Sat, 21 April 2018
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 36 | 15
Zebre v Ospreys 37 | 14
Sharks v Stormers 24 | 17
Leinster v Scarlets 38 | 16
Bulls v Rebels 28 | 10
Reds v Chiefs 12 | 36
Crusaders v Sunwolves 33 | 11
Fri, 20 April 2018
Waratahs v Lions 0 | 29
Blues v Highlanders 16 | 34
Sun, 15 April 2018
Saracens v Bath 41 | 6
London Irish v Exeter Chiefs 5 | 45
Sat, 14 April 2018
Leinster v Treviso 15 | 17
Kings v Cardiff Blues 12 | 45
SEVENS
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Pool 0
Team P W D L Pts
Spain Sevens 0 0 0 0 20
Papua New Guinea 0 1 0 0 1
South Korea 0 0 0 0 0
Pool 00
Team P W D L Pts
Uruguay 0 0 0 1 1
Pool 19
Team P W D L Pts
England Sevens 0 0 0 0 19
Pool 20
Team P W D L Pts
Uganda Sevens 0 0 0 0 2
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Fiji Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Canada Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Australia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
France Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
Argentina Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
United States Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool D
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Russia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool
Team P W D L Pts
Wales Sevens