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Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Final – All the stats for tonight

Wasps, Newcastle Falcons and Gloucester Rugby breezed into the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Final tonight but all eyes will be on one man at the Twickenham Stoop – Christian Wade.

The Wasps winger may have missed out on selection for the Rugby World Cup with England but he has already shown Stuart Lancaster what the Red Rose will be missing.

A host of players collected four tries apiece in the group stages but Wade was head and shoulders above with seven, including a hat-trick against Harlequins. And it would only be fitting if he were to score the 1,000th try in Premiership Rugby 7s history on Friday night – the tally currently stands at 980.

While Wade is the man to stop, Gloucester are the team to beat. The two-time reigning champions have now won a record 11 Premiership Rugby 7s matches on the bounce and they know that three more tonight will see them clinch a hat-trick of titles.

In Steph Reynolds, the Cherry & Whites have a free-scoring flyer of their own and the all-time record try-scorer in the competition with 18 tries.

Reynolds has played in six editions of the tournament but that is one fewer that teammate Gareth Evans, who has now played in a record seven – and that experience could be vital.

Despite Reynolds and Wade, however, it was Falcons who proved to be the most clinical qualifiers, equalling London Welsh's record of racking up a mammoth 19 tries in a qualifying event.

Newcastle have entered the competition five times and reached the finals on every occasion, lifting the trophy back in 2011.

Quins, on the other hand, have never made the final step and taken the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s trophy home despite reaching finals night five times. They will hope that home advantage tonight will see them take the first silverware of the season.

With Exeter Chiefs, Sale Sharks, Scarlets and Newport Gwent Dragons – last year's runners-up – all in scintillating form in the groups, we are certain to see an exciting evening of Singha Premiership Rugby 7s rugby in South West London tonight.

The 2014 final offered up 50 tries in one evening and with 163 tries to date already in the 2015 competition, expect the tries to come thick and fast at the Twickenham Stoop this evening.

The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series Final is at 6pm tonight, 28 August. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children on the gate at the Twickenham Stoop. Kick-off 6pm.

Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series Statistics

•    Someone will have the honour of scoring the 1,000th try in Premiership Rugby 7s history at the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series Final tonight, 28 August.  980 tries have been tallied to date at 5.8 tries per game.
•    The 2014 Premiership Rugby 7s Final saw 302 points and 50 tries.
•    Harlequins have qualified for their fifth final in six years.
•    Newcastle Falcons equalled London Welsh's record of scoring 19 tries in a qualifying event in their group this year on 22 August 2015.
•    Newcastle Falcons are the only English side with a 100% success rate in reaching the final each time they have participated (five occasions).
•    Gloucester Rugby, Wasps and Newcastle Falcons all qualified for tonight Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series Final with perfect played 3, won 3 records and gained a maximum 15 league points each.
•    Gloucester Rugby have won their last 11 Premiership Rugby 7s matches (a record) and are going for a third successive title. It is their fourth appearance in a row in the final.
•    This is the first time that Exeter Chiefs have played in the final since the inaugural year in 2010, and Wasps have not reached this stage since 2011.
•    Sale Sharks played in the first three Premiership Rugby 7s finals but this is the first time that they are back in the final since then.
•    Christian Wade scored a record seven tries in a single event in Group C of this year's Singha Premiership Rugby 7s on 21 August 2015 and scored the only hat trick so far this season, against Harlequins.
•    Sale Sharks' John O'Donnell scored the 6,000th point in Premiership Rugby 7s history against Leicester Tigers in game 5 at Kingston Park on 22 August 2015.
•    Steph Reynolds of Gloucester Rugby now has 18 career tries and 90 points from six events to top the scoring charts since the Premiership Rugby 7s Series began in each category.
•    Gloucester Rugby's Gareth Evans has now played in a record seven events.
•    The Welsh Regions participated for the first time last year. Dragons were eventually runners-up to Gloucester Rugby in 2014.

2015 Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Groups Results

Date Group Venue Games Points Tries Tries Per Game Man of the Round
15/8/15 A Cardiff 6 255 41 6.83 Elliot Frewen (Newport Gwent Dragons)
20/8/15 B Gloucester 6 215 35 5.83 Steph Reynolds (Gloucester Rugby)
21/8/15 C Coventry 6 273 43 7.17 Christian Wade (Wasps)
22/8/15 D Newcastle 6 274 44 7.33 Mark Robertson (Newcastle Falcons)
2015 Totals 34 1017 163 4.79  
GRAND TOTAL 2010 – 2015 168 6086 980 5.83  

Top Scorers in 2015 Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series Group Stages

7              Christian Wade (Wasps)
4              Keelan Giles (Ospreys)
4              Elliot Frewen (Newport Gwent Dragons)
4              Joe Marchant (Harlequins)
4              Gavin Lowe (Newcastle Falcons)
4              Jamie Farndale (Newcastle Falcons)
4              James Mitchell (Sale Sharks)

35           Christian Wade (Wasps)
34           James Mitchell (Sale Sharks)
33           Alex Lozowski (Wasps)
27           Luke Treharne (Scarlets)
26           Scott Wight (Newcastle Falcons)
24           Joe Marchant (Harlequins)
22           Gavin Lowe (Newcastle Falcons)

Statistics compiled by SFMS Limited

Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Finals Fixture Schedule:

1.            6pm – 6.20pm – Quarter-Final 1 – Newport Gwent Dragons v Sale Sharks
2.            6.25pm – 6.45pm – Quarter-Final 2 – Gloucester Rugby v Harlequins
3.            6.50pm – 7.10pm – Quarter-Final 3 – Wasps v Exeter Chiefs
4.            7.15pm – 7.35pm – Quarter-Final 4 – Newcastle Falcons v Scarlets
5.            7.40pm – 8.00pm – Plate Semi-Final – Loser Game 1 v Loser Game 2
6.            8.05pm – 8.25pm – Cup Semi-Final – Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2
7.            8.30pm – 8.50pm – Plate Semi-Final – Loser Game 3 v Loser Game 4
8.            8.55pm – 9.15pm – Cup Semi-Final – Winner Game 3 v Winner Game 4
9.            9.20pm – 9.40pm – Plate Final – Winner Game 5 v Winner Game 7
10.          9.45pm – 10.05pm – Cup Final – Winner Game 6 v Winner Game 8

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