Sale Sharks are hosting a running rugby extravaganza when the JP Morgan Asset Management Sevens arrive at Edgeley Park on Friday 20th July (7.30 p.m.)
The home side are joined by Leicester Tigers, Northampton Saints and Premiership new boys London Welsh as they seek to emulate last year’s achievement by progressing to the Finals night at Bath on August 3rd.
Sharks will again be coached by Pete Anglesea, who commented, “Sevens Rugby has an important role to play in our club.We have a number of players, of various ages, with international and Commonwealth Games experience of the short-sided game.”
Jordan Davies is hoping to appear in the tournament for the third year in a row.The centre, who enriched his matchday experience with a spell at Leeds Carnegie last season, said, “It was a good night at Edgeley Park last July. Sevens is ‘Running Rugby’ in its truest sense.You’ve got to take the tackles and keep the ball.”
Henry Thomas made his first appearance as a Sale Shark in the JP Morgan Sevens two years ago. The mobile tighthead prop, recently included in the England Saxons squad, said, “I love playing Sevens. I played through my days at Millfield School, and was included in the JP Morgan squad when I joined the club. Sevens helps develop passing skills, spatial awareness and defence, all transferable to the fifteen-a-side game.”
The Sevens will also be the last rugby at Edgeley Park before Sale Sharks make the move to Salford City Stadium and the club are expecting a bumper crowd to say goodbye to the ground where they played for nine years.
Don’t miss out on the action. Book your tickets now using the Sale Sharks ticketing website or by calling the club’s ticket office on 08444 994 994 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm).
Remember that if you are a 2012/13 Sale Sharks season ticket holder, you receive two free tickets to this event. Call the ticket office to receive your free tickets in the post.
Keep up with the action through the Official Sale Sharks website match reports, the @SaleSharksRugby Twitter account and the Sale Sharks Facebook page.
The J.P. Morgan Premiership Rugby Sevens kick off on Friday, 13 July at The Twickenham Stoop, with Harlequins playing in the first game against London Irish, with London Wasps and Saracens completing Pool A.
The third round of the J.P. Morgan Premiership Rugby Sevens will take place on Thursday 26 July and will be contested between Gloucester Rugby, Exeter Chiefs, Bath Rugby and Worcester Warriors. The Final will be staged on Friday 3 August at The Recreation Ground, Bath.