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So 7s popularity seems to be on quite an upward curve at the moment, almost all of which is attributable to it's Olympic inclusion.
As a rugby fan I am delighted to see it gain that sort of a platform.

But...

...it's a bit dull isn't it?

I have tried to get into it for a while but to no avail.
I find it to be boring in the same way that I find league to be*... in that there is no dynamic, there is very little build-up and release of tension.

Amirite?


*I don't mind league, but rarely do I find myself watching an entire half, let alone a whole match.
 

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I'm not sure I'm delighted to see it gain a platform. How many countries will be now be aiming to build 7s sides rather than 15s side? How many 15s stars will decide to leave the game for a year to try and gain a gold medal?

It could be an excellent tool for spreading the game. It could also outgrow its parent and shove the superior game into the shade. I hope the IRB have a plan for translating 7s take-up to the full game.

And yes, I find it pretty boring tbh. A game or two is alright, but it lacks the ebb and flow.
 

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Yeah, gets very samey after a while.
I tend to only watch the 2nd day of the World Series weekends (the quarters/semis etc.)
 

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Can't stand it. Zero intensity and as with many of these sports that run this kind of world series thing, there never seems to be anything on the line in a single game. The fact that there's so much space about means that it's as much a contest of athleticism as it is skill.

Never caught on over here and I can't say it's any loss.
 
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