New faces and old favourites will do battle in this year’s Super Sevens Series

9th January 2019

[2018 Winners, Samurai RFC]

The UK event – which will be staged across four venues in May and June this year – will be bigger than ever and the core teams in the expanded men’s series have been announced.

New core squads for 2019 will be Nigeria Exiles, Oxfam Crusaders, Speranza 22 and Lomaiviti with Stunts 7s retaining their place following their guest appearance at Ealing in 2018. At each leg of the series, 12 core sides plus four guest sides, including the host clubs, will compete.

This means that some former entrants will not be in the core series this year. IQ Rugby will be focusing on their home-based players, and Jamaica have a busy schedule in their regional championships, although it is hoped one or both may join as guests at some stage of the series…

Scimitar Storm are taking time out to restructure and strengthen their squad, while Wailers will also not be a part of the event.

Confirmed men’s core teams: Apache, British Army, BLK Hurricanes, British Students, Guildford Bears, Lomaiviti, Nigeria Exiles, Oxfam Crusaders, Ramblin Jesters, Samurai RFC (holders), Speranza, Stunts 7s.

The full schedule of guest teams will be announced in due course, along with the women’s series core teams. The women’s series will consist of six core squads and two guest sides, and teams will include Loughborough Lightning, Wooden Spoon Marauders and Nomad’s 7s.

The series begins at Bury St Edmunds on 5th May, moving on to Broadstreet on 18th May, Newbury on 15th June and finishes at Ealing on 29th June.

2nd June 2018

2nd Round Super Sevens Series

Whilst my co-founder Terry Sands jetted of to the Algarve 7s us mere mortals enjoyed our own sun-drenched Bounce Super Sevens Series 2nd leg at Maidenhead RFC.

Many coaches and managers commented that they thought this was one of the toughest rounds so far with everyone bringing their A game. Whilst some of the scores may look big every game was played at a very fast pace every game was hard fought.

The pool rounds went pretty well to form with the exception of pool C where Guildford Bears and a very physical Jamaica sent Wailers to the Plate Semi.

The quarter finals went to form with British Army, Samurai and Rambling Jesters progressing to the semi finals joined by Jamaica who had taken confidence from their pool games.

In the plate semi Scimitar Storm scraped past England IPF 28 -26 and they were joined by Wailers following a 29 – 12 win over Esher.

The cup semi finals saw Jamaica out muscled by the British Army 33 -17 and Rambling Jesters took advantage of two yellow cards for Samurai to progress to the final 19 – 17.

The play off games saw Apache beat IQ Rugby 19 – 5 and Guildford Bears won a close game with BLK Hurricanes 24 -19. In the Plate play off Esher notched up a win beating England IPF 33 -15 and Wailers went on to beat Scimitar Storm 26 – 7 in the Plate Final.

The competitiveness of the day carried right through to the final and it really could have gone either way however the British Army held out against a determined Rambling Jesters to take the Trophy 17 – 10.

We now move onto Chester on the 16th June where its all to play for.


19th June 2017


June 10th at Maidenhead turned out to be the sunshine 7s with clear skies and the 4G pitch producing yet another outstanding high-speed and high-scoring tournament with a few surprises and tense finishes.

Whilst some of the first-round pool games went to form, Scimitar Exiles got the better of England IPF and Jamaica came out on top against J9 Bears before coming down to earth against Jesters in the second round. Marauders squandered a 19-point lead to fall to Apache.

For the British Army, Barracudas and Irish Wolfhounds it was business as usual in the pool stages whilst Wailers had a bad day in the office progressing into the plate along with England IPF, Marauders and J9 Bears.

It was a close call in the first quarter final before the Army finally hung on to get past Apache, whilst Barracudas, Wolfhounds and Jesters dispatched Esher, Jamaica and Exiles respectively in the other quarters.

The first semi saw a clash of the Bury finalists which was drawn for most of the game before Barracudas finally got past the Army 19 – 7. The second semi was end-to-end stuff ending in a draw at full time but it was Jesters who scored the golden try in extra time to get past Wolfhounds and progress to the final.

England IPF went on to beat Marauders in the plate final before Jesters took on a Barracudas team that had a real Barbarian-style player selection, with five different nationalities represented. We all enjoyed what turned out to be a scintillating final with Barracudas scoring in almost the last play of the game to take the trophy 12 – 7.

The Player of the Tournament went to Naca Kinikinilau of Jesters.

We now move on to Worcester Six Ways on 1st July.

9th June 2017


As the iPro Sport Super Sevens Series moves to Maidenhead for round 2, the Army head the table with Samurai Barracudas following in second place. There is no doubt that round 2 is massively important as teams jockey for position to ensure they are well placed to compete for the coveted SSS title. An in form Army side will be difficult to beat as will Ireland who have a full IQ programme in place as they work towards RWC 7s and the next Olympics.

The Samurai Barracudas team will be Captained by Luke Crocker knowing full well that a good performance is needed to keep them in the hunt. The Barracudas team selected for Maidenhead will include no less than 7 new caps to the #SamuraiFamily who will undoubtedly all cherish the opportunity to impress. John Brake will once again coach the team fresh from the teams runner up position at Bury St Edmunds.

Barracudas team selection:

22nd May 2017


The sunshine and 3500 spectators made their way to Bury St Edmunds RFC for the first leg of the 2017 iPro Super Sevens Series which produced some of highest quality 7s ever seen outside of the IRB Series.

With International sides represented by England IPF, Irish Wolfhounds, France and Jamaica alongside Premiership sides from Northampton Saints and Worcester Warriors the challenge was on for the top invitational sides in the country, however it after some outstanding rugby in the pool section it was British Army Reds and Samurai Barracudas the emerged from the knock out sections to advance to the Cup Final.

Whilst Samurai had played their usual high standard attacking game the Army side had had a slow start to the tournament but improved throughout the day saving their best till last with an emphatic victory in the final running out 36 – 5 winners over a battling Samurai side.

The series now moves onto Maidenhead RFC on Saturday 10th June where the 4G pitch guarantees another fast-paced exiting event. First game kicks off at 10.30 or arrive early to watch the British Lions as they take on Crusaders in New Zealand.

2nd May 2017


IP2543 - iPro Sport Super Sevens 2017 Composite Logo-01With less than a week to go before the opening leg of the 2017 Series at Bury St Edmunds on Sunday 7th May, we are delighted to announce that iPro Sport have joined the Super Sevens Series as Headline Sponsors.

iPro Sport are fast becoming the leading supplier of Isotonic Sports Drinks to the world of sport. From professional athletes to grass-root clubs and universities, iPro Sport is the natural choice of hydration drink in the UK and across the globe.

Sophie Christy, Commercial Director of iPro Sport, said:

“We are thrilled to be teaming up with the 2017 Super Sevens Series; the premier showcase of Elite Invitational Rugby 7s with representative teams from England, Ireland, Jamaica and the British Army competing against some of the best  invitational sides around.

We are extremely committed to educating sports people on the health and performance benefits of our products. To be chosen as the Preferred Hydration Drink of the 2017 Super Sevens Series and the Hydration Drink of choice of the players further demonstrates that sports people are becoming more aware of what they should be hydrating their bodies with to maintain peak performance and aid recovery.”

Terry Sands, Co Founder of Super Sevens Series UK Commented:

“The Super Sevens Series (SSS) was created to provide a platform to showcase the best in Elite and Development Sevens across the country so we are delighted to welcome iPro Sport on board which underwrites our values and commitments to player welfare. Sevens is physically demanding sport and at SSS we strive to deliver the best tournament and support facilities outside of the IRB Tour along side key strategic Partners such as iPro Sport.”

You can enjoy the iPro Sport Super Sevens Series Experience at the following venues:

bluedot Bury St Edmunds RUFC – Sunday 7th May
bluedot Maidenhead RUFC – Saturday 10th June
bluedot Worcester RFC (Sixways)- Saturday 1st July
bluedot Bath RFC (The Rec) – Saturday 29th July