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World rugby sevens championships to be held in UK for the first time

With all the attention focused on Wales battling it out to be champions on the rugby field for the six nations trophy, Swansea University has announced that they are set to host the exciting FISU World University Championship for Rugby Sevens, the first time that the competition will be held in the UK!

The FISU World University Championship for Rugby Sevens will take place at the world class Swansea University International Sports Village from the 6 to 9 July 2016. It is the first time that the tournament has taken place on UK soil. The event takes place every two years and involves both men and ladies teams competing for the trophy.

This year’s 7th edition of the World University Rugby 7s Championship will see up to 28 teams from across globe enter the competition and will be a rare showcase of some of the world’s finest rugby 7s talent on an international stage. 

As a team training base during the Rugby World Cup 2015, the Swansea University  International Sports Village’s high calibre facilities are no stranger to international teams, utilised by the Canada, Fiji and New Zealand national rugby teams amongst a range of other distinguished sporting teams and athletes. Also, having played host to the 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships and European Touch Rugby Championships, Swansea University has an outstanding reputation for delivering international sporting events and for producing some notable players and coaches including Alun Wyn Jones, Wales International Rugby player and Ospreys and Robert Howley, Wales International Rugby player and currently Wales team assistant coach.

Go to the Swansea University website for more on this story.