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AAAND we're off! The 2024 Nirvana Spa Super Sevens Series UK went off like a rocket! 🚀

Round 1: Thrilling Rugby Action at Farnham RFC

The Nirvana Spa Super Sevens Series UK launched its first round on May 11, 2024, at Farnham RFC, marking a day filled with high-octane rugby sevens. Established in 2009, this prestigious tournament continues to uplift rugby sevens in the UK, providing a premier platform for showcasing talent.

Morning Group Phase Highlights

The day began with electrifying matches. British Army triumphed over Rugby Deutschland 26-5, and Hong Kong China Rugby outplayed Esher Mavericks 34-19. Shogun RFC dominated Academic Barbarians 43-10, while Vaquita Fiji Warriors bested Apache 31-19.

The Elite Women’s division saw Vaquita Hammerhead 7's crushing Hong Kong China Rugby 52-5. A tense match between Savvy Panthers and BOOM Beavers ended in a 10-10 draw.

Midday Matches: Tight Contests and Dominant Performances

Shogun RFC women overpowered Brunel Trailfinders 31-10, and Hammerhead Sharks crushed Wooden Spoon Marauders 54-7. In Group D, Stunts defeated Esher Mavericks 42-7, while British Army narrowly edged Vaquita Hammerhead 7s 15-14.

Vaquita Hammerhead 7's women continued their dominance, defeating BOOM Beavers 24-17. Brunel Trailfinders secured a win over Wooden Spoon Marauders 22-12.

Afternoon Action: Knockout Phase Begins

The knockout phase intensified. British Army advanced with a 36-5 win over Stunts, and Rugby Deutschland upset Hong Kong China Rugby 17-5. Shogun RFC triumphed over Vaquita Hammerhead 7's 33-12 in the Women’s Cup semifinals, while Hammerhead Sharks defeated BOOM Beavers 33-14.

Evening Showdowns: Finals and Closing Battles

In the finals, Vaquita Hammerhead 7s won the Men’s Bowl Final 33-7 against Wooden Spoon Marauders. Brunel Trailfinders claimed the Women’s Plate Final, defeating Wooden Spoon Marauders 29-14.

The Women’s Cup Final saw Hammerhead Sharks narrowly beat Shogun RFC 21-14. Shogun RFC dominated Stunts in the Men’s Plate Final 41-5. The grand finale was a thrilling Men’s Cup Final where British Army edged out Apache 29-24.

Check out the standings at the end of Round 1 as these will affect the seeding and therfore the Groups for round 2!

Looking Ahead

With the first round complete, anticipation builds for the next rounds at Newbury RFC on June 8 and the grand finale at Bury St Edmunds RFC on June 22. The Nirvana Spa Super Sevens Series UK, with support from partners like Vaquita (apparel partner) and Wooden Spoon (charity partner), continues to elevate the rugby sevens scene, providing an exceptional platform for players, coaches, and fans alike.

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