One of the optional sports of Napoli 2019: Rugby 7s is a faster and more spectacular variant of classic rugby. It is the second time that this programme has become part of the Summer Universiade, but there have already been several editions in the world university championships, demonstrating the growth of a discipline that also made its debut at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
|Competiton||Napoli (principale)||Ex Nato Stadium|
The only other presence of Rugby 7s in the Universiade programme was in 2013 in Kazan, again as an optional discipline with Italy winning in the women’s tournament and France in the men’s tournament. In Napoli 2019 there will be both tournaments with 16 participating teams, equally divided between men’s and women’s teams.