Fixtures For Makarska

Rugby Europe returns with the first instalment in Makarska, Croatia. The Men's were drawn in Pool C with Belgium, Lithuania and Spain. The Women's team were drawn in Pool C with Portugal, Italy and Poland.

The fixtures for both squads are as follows:

Mens:

Friday
Belgium (12:00pm BST)
Lithuania (5:10pm BST)

Saturday
Spain (12:22pm BST)

Womens:

Friday
Portugal (9:52am BST)
Italy (3:02pm BST)

Saturday
Poland (9:52am BST)

Squad Announcement for Makarska

The men's and women's squads have been named for the first Rugby Europe event in Makarska, Croatia.

Men's Squad:

1. Jamie Farndale
2. Api Bavadra
3. Marcus Kershaw
4. Tom Williams
5. Callum Carson
6. Ollie Monye
7. Max Pepper
8. Ben Turpin
9. Ollie Dawkins
10. Sunni Jardine
11. Femi Sofolarin
12. Jordan Edmunds


Women's Squad:

1. Celia Quansah
2. Abi Burton
3. Chantelle Miell
4. Georgie Lingham
5. Lisa Thomson
6. Alicia Maude
7. Shona Campbell
8. Emma Mundy
9. Eloise Hayward
10. Rhona Lloyd
11. Grace Crompton
12. Charlotte Woodman

Rosslyn Park University Sevens pathway to GB

Rosslyn Park University Sevens
Friday 7th June
Rosslyn Park RFC

GB7s recognises the importance of talent ID, pathways and connections with education institutions. 

We must build and maintain relationships with further and higher education establishments to identify, support and develop existing and new avenues for individuals to enter professional 7s.

The Rosslyn Park University Sevens on Friday 7th June allows the opportunity to witness high-level student 7s to uncover future GB7s talent.

Several current and former players have utilised university alongside professional rugby aspirations and commitments.

Not limited to:

•⁠  ⁠Harry Glover (Newcastle University)

•⁠  ⁠Alex Davis (Loughborough University)

•⁠  ⁠Tom Mitchell (Oxford University)

•⁠  ⁠Jamie Farndale (Cambridge University)

•⁠  ⁠Will Muir (Northumbria University)

GB7s announce ActiveOps as Official Analytics Partner

Great Britain Men’s & Women’s Rugby Sevens. (GB7s), today announces a strategic and global partnership with ActiveOps, leaders in providing AI-powered Decision Intelligence software for service operations. 

ActiveOps will serve as the Official Analytics Partner for GB7s from this weekend’s HSBC SVNS Grand Final in Madrid, all the key tournaments leading up to the 2024 Paris Olympics and all of HSBC SVNS 2024-2025 season across its eight locations worldwide.

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The SaaS company, with Decision Intelligence at its core, will have its logo on the back of the GB7s playing and training kits and will provide invaluable support to enhance the team’s performance, outreach and overall presence in the global sports community.

“We are delighted to welcome ActiveOps as our partner” said Joe Lydon, Performance Director at GB7s. “ActiveOps’ commitment to delivering operational excellence based on data-driven decision intelligence aligns seamlessly with our dedication to achieving success on and off the rugby field.

This represents a powerful partnership that will help us create a Data Pathway for future GB7s rugby talent and undoubtedly elevate our teams to new heights.”

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The partnership was created by Fit Management (FitMG). For more information, visit www.activeops.com/gb7

Press contact:

Paul Sherrell

paul@fitmg.co.uk

Fixtures For Madrid

The Men's were drawn in Pool A with Argentina, Australia and France. The Women's team were drawn in Pool A with New Zealand, USA and Canada.

The fixtures for both squads are as follows:

Mens:

Friday
Argentina (6:28pm BST)

Saturday
Australia (4:27pm BST)
France (7:55pm BST)

Womens:

Friday
New Zealand (5:42pm BST)

Saturday
USA (3:39pm BST)
Canada (7:11pm BST)

Results will be updated throughout the event here.

Squad Announcement for Madrid

The men's and women's squads have been named for the Madrid Sevens Series event May 31st - June 2nd.

Freddie Roddick returns for the first time this season. Jamie Barden and Jordan Edmunds also return to the squad.

Men's Squad:

1. Jordan Edmunds
4. Kaleem Barreto
5. Ross McCann
6. Harry Glover
8. Freddie Roddick
9. Morgan Williams
10. Robbie Fergusson (c)
11. Ethan Waddleton
12. Will Homer
14. Max McFarland
17. Jamie Barden
23. Api Bavadra
24. Charlton Kerr

Ellie Kildunne and Megan Jones join the squad. Captain Abbie Brown returns from injury.

Women's Squad:

2. Abbie Brown (c)
6. Lauren Torley
7. Emma Uren
9. Isla Norman-Bell
10. Megan Jones
11. Jasmine Joyce
12. Amy Wilson Hardy
13. Ellie Boatman
15. Ellie Kildunne
16. Rhona Lloyd
18. Kayleigh Powell
22. Jade Shekells
23. Heather Cowell

Ross McCann signs for Edinburgh Rugby

GB Sevens is proud to announce Ross McCann will join Edinburgh Rugby on a two-year deal this summer.

McCann is currently targeting a second shot at Olympic glory having featured in the GB Sevens team that finished fourth in Tokyo 2020.

GB Sevens head coach Tony Roques has said: "We’re really happy for Ross, he’s been an integral part of the GB program during his time here."

"Ross still has an important part to play for the remainder of the season, we would like to thank him for his time at GB Sevens and wish him well for the next chapter in his career. "

In the XV-a-side game, McCann features primarily on the wing, although performed admirably at outside-centre in the Scotland U20 side that finished fifth in the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship.

Growing up in the capital city in a sporting family – brothers Ali and Lewis play football for Preston North End and Dunfermline Athletic – McCann came through the ranks at Royal High School and club sides Stewart’s Melville and Melrose.

His most memorable outing in black and yellow came when he scored four tries in the 2018 Scottish Cup final win over Stirling County at Scottish Gas Murrayfield to seal a league and cup double, coached then by Rob Chrystie, now Edinburgh Rugby Skills and Attack Coach.

McCann then became Edinburgh Rugby player #1323 in the club’s opening victory over Dragons at Rodney Parade earlier this season, before returning to this season’s SVNS campaign – competing in six of seven tournaments thus far – and earning a call-up to Scotland's 2023 Six Nations squad, further whetting his appetite for a formal return to the XV-a-side game.

He said: “It's a dream come true to sign a permanent deal with Edinburgh Rugby. I've always wanted to play for my hometown club, and now I finally get the chance to do that.

"Edinburgh is home for me. I went to school here and rugby wise, it’s where it all began for me. So to be able to sign here and pull on that Edinburgh jersey in front of my family and friends will be an incredible feeling. I can't wait to get stuck in and show everyone what I can do."

"There's a real sense of pride in representing your hometown club and I'm determined to give everything I've got for Edinburgh Rugby. It's a special place to play and I'm excited to be a part of it for the next two years."

Edinburgh Rugby Head Coach, Sean Everitt, said: “We're delighted to have brought Ross in on a permanent deal. He's a talented winger who is always looking to get involved in the game, and he's not afraid to take on his opposite number. He's also got a great attitude and is always willing to learn and improve.

“We're excited to see what Ross can achieve in an Edinburgh Rugby jersey. He brings with him a wealth of experience from the sevens circuit and we're confident he can develop into a real asset for the team."

New Squad Additions

Fresh from winning the Guinness Women's Six Nations Grand Slam with the Red Roses, we are delighted to announce Ellie Kildunne and Megan Jones have joined up with the GB Rugby Sevens squad for the Madrid SVNS event and the Olympic games in Paris.

Fixtures For Singapore

The Men's were drawn in Pool C with Ireland, Fiji and USA. The Women's team were drawn in Pool C with Fiji, Australia and Brazil.

The fixtures for both squads are as follows:

Mens:

Friday
Ireland (6:36am BST)
Fiji (11:30am BST)

Saturday
USA (6:15am BST)

Womens:

Satuday
Fiji (5:28am BST)
Australia (11:05am BST)

Sunday
Brazil (5:28am BST)

Results will be updated throughout the event here.

Squad Announcement for Singapore

The men's and women's squads have been named for the Singapore Sevens Series event 03 - 05 May.

Jamie Farndale and Api Bavadra return to the men's squad.

Men's Squad:

3. Alex Davis
4. Kaleem Barreto
5. Ross McCann
6. Harry Glover
7. Jamie Farndale
9. Morgan Williams
10. Robbie Fergusson (c)
11. Ethan Waddleton
12. Will Homer
14. Max McFarland
15. Tom Emery
23. Api Bavadra
24. Charlton Kerr

Jasmine Joyce & Rhona Lloyd also return to the women's squad.

Women's Squad:

1. Lisa Thomson
4. Grace Crompton
5. Shona Campbell
6. Lauren Torley
7. Emma Uren (c)
9. Isla Norman-Bell
11. Jasmine Joyce
12. Amy Wilson Hardy
13. Ellie Boatman
16. Rhona Lloyd
18. Kayleigh Powell
22. Jade Shekells
23. Heather Cowell