Franklin's Gardens to host new Singha Premiership Rugby 7s format

The 2017/18 season will kick off in spectacular style with the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s at Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton.

The home of Northampton Saints was chosen to host the first Olympic style version of the Premiership Rugby 7s on Friday 28 July and Saturday 29 July, with all 12 Premiership Rugby teams taking part across two days of action.

“We are excited about this new format and having – for the first time ever – all 12 Premiership Rugby clubs together over two days of rugby,” said Phil Winstanley, the Rugby Director of Premiership Rugby.

“It is particularly good news for fans who can enjoy a wonderful Festival of Rugby at a perfect venue that has outstanding facilities for players and spectators alike.

“We are looking forward to welcoming fans from all 12 clubs to the East Midlands.”

Teams will be split into four pools of three in the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s 2017, and they will play each other on a round-robin basis with the tournament splitting into Cup, Plate and Bowl competitions on the second day.

The draw for the event will be announced on Friday 7 July, when the Premiership Rugby fixtures announced for 2017/18.