Ultimate Rugby 7s

Ultimate Rugby 7s National Training Academy

Last weekend, two pupils from RHS took part in the first 2018 training session of Ultimate Rugby Sevens (UR7s) National Academy at Newbury RFC in Berkshire.

Max P and Joel S were originally spotted playing at the 2017 UR7s National Championship for their club side Colchester RFC. Invites to join the academy soon followed with a residential at Epsom College last summer followed by a schedule of training days and tournaments for the 2017/18 season. UR7s bring boys from U13 to U18 together from all across the country and each training session is hosted at a different rugby club.

Coaches on the session included:

  • Luke Treharne, current Wales 7s Captain
  • Chris Knight, Wales 7s
  • Will Wilson, former UR7s National Academy captain, Oxford Blue, England Students and Junior Commonwealth Games. Will has recently signed for Wasps
  • Jak Rossiter, England Students & GB Student 7s & Apache Elite
  • Jordan Ainslie, England 7s Academy
  • Sam Edgerley, England 7s, London Irish, Oxford Blue
  • Joe Byrnes, UR7s Junior Academy Manager
  • With strong connections to England and Wales Sevens as well as the top sevens invitational teams in the UK and International Sevens, the UR7s Academy has seen many boys go on to play at a high level in the game at home and abroad and talent also migrating to play the fifteen-a-side game.