This Saturday sees the 2022 Norwich 7s Festival kick off, a pure day and night of sporting celebration with Rugby, Touch Rugby, and Netball all taking place ahead of an evening of music, food, and drink.
NextGenXV will be live streaming all of the action on Pitch 1, which begins at 10am on Saturday, featuring the Men’s and Women’s Open competitions, plus the Men’s Social competition. You will be able to watch all the action unfold on our YouTube Channel or via the embedded link below.
For those games not on the live stream, fear not, you will still be able to keep up with all the action by using the Tournify App, which will give you all of the tables, fixtures, and results from all the different competitions. (Click here to visit Tournify: https://www.tournifyapp.com/live/norwichsevens22)
That includes the kick off to the Festival, which comes on Friday night in the form of the mixed Touch Rugby competition.
Following that the cameras will go live on Saturday at Norwich Rugby Club, and aside from the live action on Pitch 1 there will be a further SIX pitches with live rugby.
The Men’s and Women’s Open competitions each consist of three groups of four teams each, which you can see below, and the top two from each group plus the two best third placed sides will reach the quarter finals, the remaining four teams will head to the Bowl semi finals.
Men’s Open Groups
|Group A||Group B||Group C|
|UBB Development||British Army||Pringle Farm Pillagers|
|Norwich RFC||Dardanites||Oxfam Crusaders|
|Wise Monkeys||Midlands Mob||Samurai RFC Academy|
|Hammerheads||Bomber 7s||Speranza 22|
Women’s Open Groups
|Group A||Group B||Group C|
|Savvy Panthers||Hammerheads||British Army|
|Bury Foxes||UEA Wolfpack||Crusaders|
|Ipswich Scorpions||Chelmsford Blue Birds||Pringle Farm Pillagers|
|Shelford||Find Rugby Now||West Norfolk|
Over in the Men’s Social, there are four groups of five teams each, with the winners of those four groups, plus each of the runners up, all reaching the quarter finals.
Men’s Social Groups
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Find Rugby Now||Tawe Tornadoes||Rushden & Higham||Hammerhead Sharks|
|Ace of Spades||Holt RFC||Three Stallions||Old Greshamians|
|Romsey Royals||Phoenix 7s||Lakenham Hewett||Chelmsford Blue|
|London Exiles||Winnie Blues||Tiki Tourists||Saffron Slumdogs|
|99s||No Show||Norwich Rum’ns||UEA|
The Mixed Netball, meanwhile is a four team group that is followed by a semi final stage with top taking on fourth and second taking on third. Grizzlies, Phoenix Netball, Rushden & Higham, and Supernovas are the teams competing.
The live streaming schedule begins at 10am with UBB Development v Hammerheads in Group A of the Men’s Open, followed by Norwich RFC v Wise Monkeys in the same group. From there it is back to back Women’s Open games, with the schedule following a 2 Men’s Open games followed by 2 Women’s Open games format through to the break at 2pm.
After the break it is into the knockouts, beginning with the first Men’s Social Quarter final at 2.20pm. At 4.40pm comes the first of five finals, the Men’s Social final, which is followed by the Men’s Bowl Final, the Women’s Bowl Final, and then the Women’s Cup Final, with the final live game of the day being the Men’s Cup Final at 6pm.
Live Stream Schedule
10am UBB Development v Hammerheads (Men’s)
10.20am Norwich RFC v Wise Monkeys (Men’s)
10.40am Savvy Panthers v Shelford (Women’s)
11am Bury Foxes v Ipswich Scorpions (Women’s)
11.20am Bomber 7s v Dardanites (Men’s)
11.40am British Army v Midlands Mob (Men’s)
12pm Find Rugby Now v UEA Wolfpack (Women’s)
12.20pm Hammerheads v Chelmsford Blue Birds (Women’s)
12.40pm Samurai RFC Academy v Speranza 22 (Men’s)
1pm Oxfam Crusaders v Pringle Farm Pillagers (Men’s)
1.20pm Pringle Farm Pillagers v West Norfolk (Women’s)
1.40pm Crusaders v British Army (Women’s)
2.20pm Men’s Social QF 1
2.40pm Men’s Open QF 1
3pm Women’s Open QF 1
3.20pm Men’s Open Bowl SF 1
3.40pm Women’s Open Bowl SF 1
4pm Men’s Open SF 1
4.20pm Women’s Open SF 1
4.40pm Men’s Social Final
5pm Men’s Bowl Final
5.20pm Women’s Bowl Final
5.40pm Women’s Cup Final
6pm Men’s Cup Final