In 1883, a couple of butchers named Ned Haig and David Sanderson from Melrose, Scotland were brain storming ideas of how to raise money for their Rugby team, Melrose RFC. As they scratched their heads, an idea arose that would one day impact the lives of millions! The two men thought to hold a tournament where instead of playing Rugby for 80 minutes with 15 guys on each side, they would play for 7 minutes with two halves, with 7 guys on each side.
As time went on, Rugby 7s continued to grow each year, and in 2016 it was named an Olympic sport! They will feature in the Olympics for the second time ever in 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
FIJI v Great Britain in first ever Rugby 7s Olympic Cup Final