England players launch Mitsubishi Motors Exeter Sevens

  • Competition to take place from 15-16 July
  • Tickets now on sale here

England Sevens players Tom Bowen and Charlton Kerr were on hand to launch the Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s which returns this year from 15-16 July. 

The two players were joined by Academy player Calum Sirker as well as Exeter's Deputy Lord Mayor and a host of local rugby clubs to launch the competition. 

The Exeter round will be the final stage of the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series 2017 that kicks off in Russia on Saturday, 3 June then moves to Poland from 10 - 11 June.

“It was great to meet the Exeter locals today and see their excitement ahead of the Mitsubishi Motors Exeter Sevens this summer," said England Sevens player Tom Bowen. 

“It’s a great tournament and a brilliant experience playing different teams on the European circuit."

This year, clubs from the local area have been assigned an adopted nation to support and welcome to Exeter ahead of their involvement in the tournament. 

“It’s more than just the on-field rugby, it’s about community and through the ‘adopt a nation’ campaign, it gives the Exeter community an opportunity to rub shoulders with the elite rugby players throughout Europe," said Director of Professional Rugby at the RFU, Nigel Melville. 

Tony Rowe, CEO of Exeter Chiefs said he was looking forward to welcoming the tournament once again. "Mitsubishi Motors Exeter Sevens has become one of the highlights of Exeter’s sporting calendar, reinforcing its place as the sporting capital of the South West."