England rugby 7s teams under threat as RFU faces cost cuts
March 8, 2019 5:11 am
England’s rugby 7s teams being axed as a cost-cutting measure as the nation’s governing body fears missing revenue targets ahead of the 2019-20 season.
According to CNN, the program was under threat with the Rugby Football Union forced to make savings of up to $13 million.
An RFU spokesperson told CNN that disbanding the 7s teams was being considered as one of the wide range of options to save funds.
The English side has been one of the strongest nations on the global 7s circuit
The side finished as runner-up in the 2016-17 season and lost in the final of last year’s World Cup in San Francisco.
Meanwhile, the England men’s 7s side leads Pool D alongside Argentina, Scotland and Japan in the Vancouver tournament which starts tomorrow.