Spring 7s – 2022
With the Winter Rugby 15’s season coming to a close Sydney Juniors have confirmed that The Spring 7s will be run again this year, and we are looking to field teams across Various age groups with Junior Boys and Girls teams.
What is Rugby 7s
Rugby 7’s is fast paced game played on a Full Rugby Field. You may have seen our Australian Men and Women take to the filed at international levels with the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and World series. Rugby 7’s especially for the Girls and women’s teams is one of the worlds fast-growing sports.
The game of sevens rugby itself is fast, exciting, and dynamic played by only 7 players on each side with each half played for only 7 minutes. With players enjoying extra space to work in, individual flare and fancy footwork gave life to a new version of running rugby where more tries were scored and skill, timing and agility were key.
Rugby commentators have said that there’s no reason why Australia can’t become as successful at the Olympics in sevens rugby as it has been in the Rugby World Cup tournaments. The chance of being an Olympian – and, hopefully, a medal winner, will no doubt be spurring on a number of current professional rugby players.
Sevens is more than just a game, it’s a festival of rugby with the off field entertainment as impressive as on field there is no reason everyone can’t be involved!
The format for Rugby 7’s is different from the 15-a-side format, which includes:
• 7 players per team on field
• Tackle NOT Touch 7s
• Three player scrums instead of the regular eight.
• Five substitutes, with five interchanges
• Seven-minute halves
• Maximum of two minutes half-time
• All conversion attempts must be drop-kicked and taken within 30 seconds instead of having the option to place-kick
• Kick-offs: in sevens, the team which has just scored kicks off, rather than the conceding team.
• Players who receive a yellow card will be sidelined for only two minutes
Wakehurst will be entering teams for the SJRU Spring 7’s (tackle and not the touch7s) this is a great opportunity to further develop your child’s skills over the spring period and we hope to have boys and girls teams across multiple age groups as follows:-
• Open (U17/U18)
Based on a lot of club feedback regarding travel etc – SJRU have changed the format for this year and as such the Spring 7s will be a series of 3 “Gala Days” where teams will play more games per day but the tournaments will be each fortnight, these will be more full day events played on a Sundays.
• Sun 16th Oct (Girls)
• Sun 23rd Oct (Boys)
• Sun 30th Oct (Girls)
• Sun 6th Nov (Boys)
• Sun 13th Nov (Girls)
• Sun 20th Nov (Boys)
• Sun 27th Nov (Mixed Finals – Invitational)
Training Night(s) These will be confirmed once we have teams formed and each coaching group locked in.
31st august Group Training
7th September Training
14th September Training
21 st September Training
2 weeks for holidays
12th oct Training
19th oct Training
26th October Training
2nd November Training
9th November Training
16th November Training
23rd November Training (if we qualify for finals)
27th November Finals ( if we qualify)
Please click the link below and register your child playing for a Wakehurst team in the SJRU Spring 7s.
click here to download the registration guide
Coaching and leadership Group
Wakehurst Rugby Club is honoured to have secured 2 leading 7s caches and leaders to help us launch our spring 7s campaign
7s Head Coach – Phil Riddington
Phil joins Wakehurst to provide Rugby 7s specialist coaching skills, Phil has been involved in all levels of the game with a passion for growing the grassroots. in recent years he brings a wealth of knowledge and coaching skills to the club. Phil holds a masters in Ex Sc (strength and conditioning) with an undergraduate in Applied Science from Syd Uni Having worked for Sydney Academy of Sport for 10+ yrs as a sport scientist. Phil has been part of the high performance team at World Rugby – specifically Samoa for 2007 RWC and has previously coached and been involved at Manly Rugby as player and senior trainer for a number of years
Head of girls Rugby – Robynne Fu
Robynne has taken on the new role to head our Girls Rugby program, she is a new member this year of Wakehurst Rugby Club family and a current parent of one of our new U13’s XV’s players. Robynne started her rugby career with 7s and 10s touch rugby at high school and progressed with the U14’s to play 7s, 10s and 15s in juniors and played for Hong Kong Policewomen and University of Surrey in the UK (until injury caused early retirement). Robynne has played various positions including tight head prop and flanker. Robynne is passionate about the sport and says “Rugby union saved my mental health!” And now wants to offer the same opportunities to local girls interested in giving Rugby a try.
Still not sure about our 7s program please click the blue Button below to register Interest