“The Rugby Sevens player is the best athlete in the world” says Volcanoes Sevens coach Al Caravelli. “Players have to go full speed ahead for fourteen minutes, so the Sevens player is faster, has better endurance, and has an innate desire to push his body.”
This month the Philippines will field twelve such super athletes in search of national team glory. For the first time ever the Philippine Volcanoes will participate in the International Rugby Board Sevens World Cup in Moscow, Russia from June 28 to 30.
Rugby Sevens (seven-a-side) is the faster, quicker version of Rugby Union, which is usually played with fifteen players a side. The Sevens game prioritizes raw speed and quickness over physicality and brute strength.
Sevens Rugby is played on the same field as Fifteens, with only minor changes in the rules. Each match is fourteen minutes long, with two seven-minute halves.
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