RugbyX is the new, World Rugby approved 5v5 format of rugby which launched in October 2019. Two years after initial conception, ten leading international men’s and women’s sevens teams competed in the inaugural event at London’s O2 arena. Groundbreaking technology led to the creation of a temporary 4G pitch which could be installed into The O2 in under 6 hours - opening up indoor arenas as new venues for rugby. Whilst law variations in RugbyX such as quick throws replacing line-outs have led to fast, simple gameplay, attracting new, younger audiences and participants to the sport. Find out more about the journey of RugbyX below.
DEVELOPED A TEMPORARY REG 22 PITCH
RUGBYX LAW VARIATIONS TRIALED AT THE LENSBURY
The England Sevens team took part in a behind closed door first trial of RugbyX.
FIRST PITCH INSTALL AT THE O2, LONDON
WORLD RUGBY & RFU APPROVE RULES
THE INAGURAL EVENT TAKES PLACE
“LOVED THE FIRST EDITION OF RUGBYX, ESPECIALLY SEEING ALL THE CROWD AND PLAYERS HAVING SO MUCH FUN. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IT EVOLVE AND GROW.”