Rugby Sevens Positions

Sevens is a game that one can play in any position with reasonable success at the lower levels, but as you progress it becomes a lot more specialized.

Rugby sevens, also known as seven-a-side, Sevens or VIIs, is a variant of rugby union in which teams are made up of seven players, instead of the usual 15, with shorter matches. Rugby sevens is administered by the International Rugby Board (IRB), the body responsible for rugby union worldwide.

Rugby sevens positions are composed of three forwards and four backs. Scrums are composed of three players from each team. Because of the speedy nature of the game, sevens players are often backs or loose forwards in fifteens rugby.

Rugby Sevens Positions

Positions shown in Blue:

Forwards
1 – Prop
2 – Prop
4 – Hooker

Positions shown in Red:

Backs
3 – Scrum half
5 – Fly-half
6 – Centre
7 – Winger/fullback

Substitutes are like the 15-player game but with only 5 subs on the bench. Read more about Rugby Sevens

Some items here are also found in my previous articles on playing prop in sevens, playing hooker in sevens, playing scrumhalf in sevens, playing flyhalf in sevens, and playing center in sevens, and are important if reading this piece by itself. Sevens is a game that one can play in any position with reasonable success at the lower levels, but as you progress it becomes a lot more specialized. Read more…

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