National Schools Rugby Sevens


2013 Tournament Survey - Youth Girls Team Management & Player

2013 Tournament Survey - Schoolboys Team Management & Player

Mission Statement:

To provide Sevens as an alternative or additional Rugby Pathway.

  • To achieve growth in player participation rates
  • To identify school age players for the Sevens game
  • To increase exposure of Sevens Rugby to the public

 2013 National Schoolgirl Rugby Sevens Live Results and Ladder
 2013 National Schoolboy Rugby Sevens Live Results and Ladder


The attraction of playing the seven-a-side format lies in the fact that schools with limited rugby experience can compete quite successfully against more traditional rugby schools.

The core skills (i.e. catch & pass, evasion, track - tackle etc) in Sevens rugby are of greater significance with the specific rugby based skills (i.e. lineout and scrum) not being as important as in the 15-a-side game.

Overall, Sevens rugby appeals to a variety of schools from traditional rugby schools, to those schools which may have never played the game of Rugby union offering them a chance to take part in an exciting, fast and free flowing game.


With a multitude of demands on school time from other sports and academic pressures, it is imperative to provide opportunities to play rugby which involve minimum disruption to the school program.

With this in mind the format relies on a one day structure for tournaments, with each team that enters being offered at least three games in a pool/round robin format. Schools therefore receive a chance to play against a variety of schools and are kept active playing throughout the whole day.

2013 National Schools Rugby Sevens

National Schools Rugby Sevens results and ladders: Schoolgirls & Schoolboys

Additional information on the 2013 National Schools Rugby Sevens Tournament Manual page can be found here. 

Tournament & Accommodation Venues

Tournament - Bond University, 14 University Drive, Robina, Gold Coast, QLD

Accommodation - Tallebudgera Active Recreation Centre, 1525 Gold Coast Hwy, North Palm Beach QLD 4221 

Bond University is set on a 49.86 hectare campus at Robina on Queensland’s Gold Coast. On May 15, 1989, Bond University welcomed its first cohort of 322 students at its brand new, state-of-the-art campus. Lecture theatres, case study rooms and tutorial rooms are conveniently located in the University Centre building; several student restaurants, cafes and bars circle the lake; and on-campus accommodation is within easy walking distance of all university faculties.

The study facilities here are world-class, incorporating high-tech lecture theatres, the latest broadband and wifi computer connections, and libraries that are ranked among Australia’s best. Complementing these academic features, you’ll find a comprehensive selection of recreational and social outlets that encourage interaction between students outside the classroom.

Modeled on the traditions of the world’s most elite educational institutions, the vision for Australia’s first private, not-for-profit university was to provide an exclusive educational experience of the highest international standards, under the tutelage of the country’s leading academics.

The Tallebudgera Active Recreation Centre is located on the doorstep of the beautiful Palm Beach coastline at the Gold Coast. It is ideal for your sport and active recreation needs. It has outstanding residential and sporting facilities, including rugby ovals, aquatic centre and gymnasium.


Bond Uni - Satelite Google Map    PDF Campus Map

TARC - Satelite Google Map     PDF Site Map


Schoolgirls - Saturday 12th October

Schoolboys - Sunday 13th October


All residential based teams, players and team management will assemble at the tournament venue between 2:30 – 3:30pm; Schoolgirls on Friday 11th October and Schoolboys on Saturday 12th October. All these teams are to provide a management representative to attend the Tournament Briefing at 5.30pm sharp, on the same day as arrival, in the conference meeting room (next to the dining room). The Brisbane based schoolboy teams are to attend the briefing meeting on their respective match day; Sunday 13th October, at 8.00am sharp at the operations area on the side of the main oval at Bond University.



For the teams staying at Tallebudgera Active Recreation Centre departure from the Tournament will be after breakfast at 8.30am; for Schoolgirls on Sunday 13th October, and Schoolboys Monday 14th October whilst the Brisbane based teams and NSW based teams (involved in HSC on Monday 14th October) can depart post the Cup Final presentation (approx. 6.50pm) for Schoolgirls on Saturday 12th October and (approx. 6.00pm) Schoolboys on Sunday 13th October.

Match Day      

 Pool matches commence – 8:30am
 Pool matches conclude - 11:30pm
 Semi Final matches commence - 12:00pm
 Semi Final matches conclude - 1:30pm
 Playoffs commence – 1:30pm
 Plate Final – 2:00pm
 Cup Final - 4:42pm
 Pool matches commence – 9:00am
 Pool matches conclude - 11:00am
 Semi Final matches commence - 11:20am
 Semi Final matches conclude - 12:15pm
 Playoffs commence – 12:20pm
 Bowl Final – 1:30pm
 Plate Final – 1:50pm
 Cup Final - 4:42pm

Tournament Format

 View the player eligibility, championship rules, format and draw structure as well as further match scheduling details.

Tournament Invitations

ARU National Schools Rugby Sevens Tournament is for Open aged Schoolboy and Schoolgirl players from around the country. The Tournament represents the conclusion of the Individual State Union Tournaments with each state supplying winning teams into this finals day.

Nine Schoolgirl State representative teams will contest the Tournament ‘finals’ held at a TBC venue on the Gold Coast, on Saturday 12th October 2013. Two teams from Queensland, two teams from NSW, one from ACT, one from NT, one from SA, one from VIC and one from WA will be vying for ARU National Schoolgirl Rugby Sevens Cup and Plate honours.

Twelve Schoolboy teams will contest the Tournament ‘finals’ held at a TBC venue on the Gold Coast, on Sunday 13th October 2013. Three teams from Queensland, three teams from NSW, two from ACT, one from NT, one from VIC, one from SA and one from WA will be vying for ARU National Schoolboy Rugby Sevens Cup, Plate and Bowl honours.




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