A Great Britain 7s team will now compete in the HSBC World Sevens Series next year.
Having competed on the HSBC World Sevens Series as England, Scotland and Wales in the past, a Great Britain team have been given the green light to compete on the COVID-dependent 2021 circuit.
The Rugby Football Union, Scottish Rugby Union and Welsh Rugby Union have confirmed they have secured funding for Great Britain Sevens teams for the 2021 season ahead of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The deal has been made possible by an innovative commercial partnership with The National Lottery.
The Men’s and Women’s GB Sevens teams will compete in the HSBC World Sevens Series in the build-up to next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo and then will continue for the climax of the 2021 season post-Tokyo.
The partnership means the GB Sevens teams have the perfect opportunity to build towards striking gold in the delayed Olympic Games.
With former men’s head coach Simon Amor now working with Eddie Jones as England attacking coach, a remodelled coaching staff will lead Great Britain towards the Games.