RFU considering axing England Sevens for GB team

By Chris Jones

BBC rugby union correspondent

England won a bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Rugby Soccer Union is interested on scrapping the England Sevens crew in favour of a Immense Britain aspect thanks to its monetary considerations.

The RFU is in the center of rate-chopping thanks to decrease than expected revenues, leading to bigger than 60 workers being made redundant in 2018.

One resolution is to mix with Wales and Scotland to map a GB aspect on a permanent foundation, as per the Olympics.

“The sevens programme is one option we’re having a peek at,” a spokeswoman mentioned.

“Challenging to a Team GB model is brilliant on condition that sevens is an Olympic sport.”

Any replace would beget an impact on the males’s and females’s teams.

“Now we beget been very determined for some time that we beget now to slit funds in 2019-2020 as our revenues beget not risen based entirely on our fashioned forecasts,” the spokeswoman added.

“There are a huge vary of choices below discussion across the legit sport, the community sport, and our fashioned overheads.

“Any budget cuts in 2019-2020 approach after years of story funding in the legit and community sport.”

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