ABOUT NEWPORT SEVENS
The event started in 1998 and has always been a favorite for teams all over New England and neighboring states. This year is shaping up to be the best one yet. Spots are filling up fast so please get your team entry in as soon as possible. We want to make sure that everyone enjoys the Newport summer 7s and that nobody misses out.
NEWPORT RUGBY HISTORY
Newport Rugby was founded in 1980. We have about 100 active members, and many more former players
or social members still affiliated with the club. Most players are between 21 and 40 in age
Most of our new recruits have never played Rugby before. We get a lot of guys who played football, and
their skills are a good match. We also get soccer players - Rugby is a game that rewards strength and speed. Learning Rugby is not hard - if you are physically fit and have an aggressive attitude, this game is for you. There really isn't a book that can teach you how to play, but come to practice and you'll learn the basics quickly. We have both A and B squads, both of which play every Saturday, so you'll get playing time right away as a rookie.
Rugby is an extremely rough game and just like football, injuries are common. Typical injuries are cuts and abrasions, pulled hamstrings, knee and shoulder injuries, bruises, black eyes, or concussions. You must have your own health insurance to play with Newport Rugby. Newport Rugby has liability insurance.