You would not be out of line by thinking that rugby sevens was a relatively new sport, this may have something to do with the fact that it is only just now being recognised as an Olympic sport and will make its debut in the 2016 Summer Olympics. However the sport was initially conceived in 1883 by Ned Haig and David Sanderson, who were butchers from our very Melrose in Scotland.
The name rugby sevens comes from the way in which it is played. Rugby Sevens is a variant of rugby union consisting of seven players on each team, playing for seven minutes each half. With this arrangement on a full sized rugby pitch it almost guarantees that each game will be played at a fast and furious pace thus making this a very exciting, action packed sport and hence the reason of it’s growth in popularity.
The main notable international competitions include the HSBC Sevens World Series and the Rugby World Cup Sevens. However rugby sevens has made a big impact at multi sport events including the Commonwealth Games and this was no exceptions when it was well welcomed when Glasgow hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Part of HSBC Sevens World Series leg is the Emirates Airlines Rugby 7s event which is hosted in Glasgow’s Scotstoun Stadium. This is a weekend long event which allows for several matches being played in a single day. Anybody who has attended this event will know that the emphasis is on fun. Not only is there great rugby to be watched but there is also live music and also the ever popular fancy dress where you see rugby fans from around the world try to outdo each other in the most outlandish costumes. All this makes the Emirates Airlines Rugby 7s event ideal for the whole family to enjoy.
Hotel In Glasgow Rugby Sevens
If you are planning on attending the Rugby Sevens in Glasgow, the Belhaven Hotel is just a 10 minute taxi drive away from the stadium. We are more than happy to arrange a taxi service service to and from the stadium. Simply let us know your pick up and drop off times at check in and we will take care of the rest. However it can be walked in under an hour!