The sport of 7's Rugby is popular among Commonwealth Games nations, and the majority of the teams competing are ranked among the world’s best. Rugby sevens, a lightning-paced version of the game of Rugby Union, is one of the core sports of the Commonwealth Games. 1998 was the first Commonwealth Games in which a Rugby 7s competition was held, and the sport has been included in all Games since. The first women's competition was held in 2018.
- There is a one gold medal on offer in each of the men's and women's events.
- The competition is based on the rules of the International Rugby Board (IRB) and with a format similar to that of all Rugby 7s World Series events.
- Teams will compete in four pools in a round-robin format. Performance within the pools will determine each team's progression through to the final rounds.
- New Zealand won the first four Rugby 7s tournaments at the Commonwealth Games, and in the process never lost a match. In 2014 they finished 2nd to South Africa.
- Until recently, Rugby 7s was the only male-only core sports at the Commonwealth Games. Boxing was also once a male-only sport too.
- For complete information about the sport of Rugby Union, go here.
- See the list of Commonwealth Games sports
- Rugby 7s has returned to the Olympic Games