The 2016 Super Series kicks off at Maidenhead RFC this Saturday 11th June
This is the 7th season of the premier Elite Sevens competition in the UK and this year the tournament reverts back to its earlier name and format of the original Super Sevens Series.

The aim of this tournament is to bring some of the best UK based 7s teams up against each other and provide a competitive standard of the highest order. They are not playing for prize money but for the chance to be seen as this season’s most consistent team and to achieve this they have to perform over three separate events in three separate locations.

The Series kicks off at Maidenhead RFC on June 11th before moving on to Broadstreet RFC on June 25th and finishing at Topsham RFC on July 10th with the final match of the final Leg taking place inside the Exeter Chief’s Ground at Sandy Park.

There are 10 core sides, which are made up of a group of established 7s teams unaffiliated to the 15 a side structure, who have established their elite presence over the years through winning major UK, European and worldwide 7s and 10s titles, together with sides representing current and ex-forces personnel and UK universities. Completing the variety on display are an England development side reflecting many of their signings for the season ahead, and Ireland, who are using this tournament to help prepare for entry onto the world stage in due course.

This season’s core sides are:

Army Reds
England IPF
Forces Exiles
GB Students
Irish Wolfhounds
Rambling Jesters
Red Wailers
Samurai Barracudas
Wooden Spoon Marauders


Two additional guest teams will take part in each leg. At Maidenhead these teams will be new boys on the block “The Rugby Agents” and the Jamaican national squad.

Many of the teams have open selection policies and the rules allow for up to 4 oversees players per squad, so as well as seeing some current England and Ireland players in action, you can expect to find many of the best players from across the globe as well as the best in the UK.

This promises to be an exciting and entertaining competition, and based on team performances so far this summer, there are no early favourites…so expect it to go to the wire!