Samurai Rugby is one of the best invitational 7s teams in the world. We develop our players & coaches through a growth mindset, compete to win everything, & have a lot of fun. A transnational, non-profit club

Probably the best invitational 7s Team in the world

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Samurai Rugby Football Club was founded by Terry Sands in 1996, being inspired by the playing spirit and tenacity of the Japanese national rugby team in the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Samurai Rugby has gone on to become one of the best 7s clubs in the world. It operates on a purely invitational basis, usually creating a new squad of coaches and players for each tournament, with a win/loss ratio which is the envy of the sport.


Squads are usually a mix of professional and amateur players and coaches, but more especially a mix of nationalities with frequently at least five or six countries being represented. Players do not get paid for playing and being selected to play for Samurai Rugby is seen as an honour, even for professional players.

Damien Hudd

Played for Samurai RFC 2015-17


Nationality: Welsh

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Samurai Rugby are delighted to invite you to join our exclusive Club 25. Created to celebrate Samurai Rugby’s 25th year, membership of Club 25 is restricted to only 25 individuals. As well as explaining the benefits of joining Club 25, this prospectus explains a little more about Samurai Rugby and why it’s a unique phenomenon not just in international rugby but in elite sport.


With an exceptional club culture, access to elite rugby players and coaches globally, and the opportunity to become attached to the team as we compete in elite tournaments, we hope you’ll agree with us that Club 25 membership is a rare opportunity to get up and close and personal to one of the worlds fastest growing Olympic sports.


Number of Samurai players or coaches at the 2018 Commonwealth games


Samurai players and coaches on the 2020 World Series


Number of Countries Samurai players and coaches have capped for


Medal winners in the 2016 Olympics were Samurai players or coaches


Scott Wight

Player, Glasgow Warriors & Scotland 7s

Samurai for me has been a great asset to the sport in what it does across the world. It gives people opportunities that they would never otherwise have had, like playing overseas and meeting new people in 7s. It really brings all the values of rugby sevens under one roof.

Scott Curry

Player, NZ All Blacks 7s

I’m hugely grateful for the experiences Samurai gave me early in my career. Being able to travel the world and play 7s at a high level helped me develop, both as a player and a person. Getting the opportunity to play alongside players from other countries and then going on to play against them on the World Sevens Series is an awesome experience to share and one that wouldn’t be possible without Samurai.

Dan Norton

Player, England 7s

Samurai 7s helped springboard me into international sevens. They are an amateur team with a professional setup and have created a wonderful culture and legacy, both on and off the field, over the years.

Tim Walsh

Head Coach, Australia 7s

Without the opportunities Samurai gave me I would not be enjoying the 7s career I am now fortunate enough to be living. To play with the world’s best, to be coached by the world’s best and now to coach the world’s best delivered me an array of skills, experiences and deep understanding of 7s. The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. I have been a beneficiary of Samurai’s leadership.

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Contact Us

Mark Dean

Operations Director

T. 07901 855290


Keith Dewar

Communications & Brand Director

T. 07780 667777



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