By Jamie Arrowsmith 27/06 Updated: 27/06 12:07
A NEWLY formed Warwickshire seven-a-side league kicks-off at Old Laurentians’ Fenley Field on Saturday.
The abbreviated form of rugby union offers a fast and thrilling alternative to the winter game and is ideally suited to the harder, faster ground conditions of summer.
Five teams will take part in the league with OLs tackling Broadstreet, Barkers Butts, Earlsdon and Old Coventrians.
Each club will host a round of the league over the coming weeks with the champions being the club with the best record over the five rounds.
OLs will head into the competition with ambitions of winning it, as the club’s sevens squad - OL Racing Snakes - is fast establishing a reputation as the one to look out for on the sevens circuit across the Midlands.
Inspired, organised and led by Mark Todd, only once in the last two years has the team failed to reach a final of the competitions it has entered.
Last year the squad won the Barkers Butts Sevens before going back to the Coventry club this year to claim the crown at their 10s tournament.
They were just shaded out at the Alcester tournament to finish as runners-up and have since won the Bowl competition at the strong Milton Keynes tournament.
Play begins at 12.45pm on Saturday and with each club playing the other four there will be a total of ten games, each played over two halves of seven minutes.
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