TV cameras go behind scenes with England Sevens
Issued by Simon Mills
England Sevens Head Coach Ben Ryan directs operations at Hong Kong Stadium
England Sevens fans will get an unprecedented behind-the-scenes view of the team in this week’s edition of Total Rugby, the IRB's official magazine show that airs in 168 countries worldwide.
The cameras were with the team throughout the build-up and in competition at last week’s Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.
The half-hour programme is broadcast for the first time on SkySports2 at 5.30pm today, Wednesday, March 28, and will be available to view on RFU.com from Friday, March 30.
“Total Rugby were thrilled to be given complete behind-the-scenes access to the England Sevens team by Head Coach Ben Ryan and the Rugby Football Union,”
said Series Producer Martin Cross from Engage Sports Media.
“It’s a brave decision for any sport to make but we hope that it gives real insight into the lives of these elite athletes and the pressures they face playing in the HSBC Sevens World Series.”
England Sevens are now in Tokyo for this weekend’s seventh leg of the World Series after being beaten by eventual champions Fiji at the semi final stage in Hong Kong.
“We couldn’t quite give the show the ending we wanted but working with Total Rugby was a positive experience for us all,” said Head Coach Ryan.
“We’re privileged to have thousands of supporters who get behind us all around the world and we hope that this will give them a unique view of what we do and how we aspire to be the best.”
Tickets are now available for the Marriott London Sevens weekend on May 12 and 13 2012, with weekend passes starting from £30, single day tickets from £18 and kids tickets at £5 each day. Throughout the month of March all category 2 weekend tickets are available for just £20. (Tickets are subject to availability and booking fees apply).