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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.

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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.

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