The BelSevens took the bronze medal after a solid tournament in Makarska, Croatia, while the MenSevens landed in 8th place.

The BelSevens had just returned from an intense World Series tournament in Madrid when they gathered again at Brussels Airport to leave for Makarska, Croatia. The MenSevens, on the other hand, were heading towards their first big challenge with new head coach Jeff Williams.

The BelSevens found themselves in Pool B with Spain, Germany, and Ukraine. After beating Germany and Ukraine fairly easily, the BelSevens faced a solid Spanish team. A very tight game resulted in a 14-10 score in favor of Spain, leaving Belgium second in Pool B.
A very focused and energetic Belgian side defeated Great Britain in the quarter-finals before facing their French neighbors for a spot in the final. After a tough first half, being down 5-14, they managed to regroup in the second half and came very close in the end. The French went on to lose the final against Poland, while the BelSevens redeemed themselves against Spain in the game for bronze. This was a very good reaction from the BelSevens after the disappointing result in Madrid one week prior.

The MenSevens, on the other hand, cruised flawlessly through the pool stage by beating Lithuania, Spain, and Great Britain. Three tight games, but always in their favor, made them first in Pool C, which meant playing Georgia in the quarter-finals. A very tough Georgian side got the best of them, and the game ended 7 to 12. With that loss, their shot at a medal slipped away.

Losses against Portugal and Great Britain in the qualifying games resulted in an 8th place finish. It was a disappointing result for a team with much more potential.


Both teams will get a chance to go for gold again in Hamburg for the second leg of the Championship Series from June 28th to June 30th. The top three teams will secure a spot for the 2025 Challenger Series, which will be the goal for both of our teams.




Rugby Belgium Launches National Women's XV Youth Teams


We are excited to announce the launch of national women's XV youth teams for young players in Belgium.


Our first opportunity to showcase our talent will be on June 1st, as our U16W and U18W teams take on the Netherlands in Den Bosch. Additionally, we will be facing the AURA selection league with our U18W team on the weekend of June 29-30.

Until the end of this season the ages concerned are: U18: 2006-2007, U16: 2008-2009, we welcome girls born in 2010 to attend the open trainings. This ensures exposure for participation the following season.

We kickstarted the process with a first open training with 54 girls present on Wednesday April 24th at the Nelson Mandela Stadium.

The program for this season is as follows:

- April 24th: Open training @stadium Nelson Mandela.

- May 8th: Open training @Kituro confirm your attendance

- May 15th: Training @stadium Nelson Mandela

- May 22nd: Training @stadium Nelson Mandela

- May 29th: Training @stadium Nelson Mandela


Furthermore, we are excited to introduce a broader program for U15 and U18 girls, which will be planned and communicated in the near future.


The Power Girl (PG = U15W and U18W) structure is evolving in three key areas:

- PG Festivals: As are ongoing: open to all young female players: focus participation, development and enjoyment.

- PG Championship: To be planned and communicated. Two tournaments will be held throughout the year to crown Belgian champions in the U15W and U18W categories. These tournaments will also serve as talent identification opportunities.

- PG Performance (National Team): We are organizing international matches for our U15W/U16W and U18W teams, with preparatory training sessions to ensure our teams are ready to compete at the highest level.
PG Performance will always be in touch with the adult staffs to ensure that the girls follow the Belgian pathway.


The staff for PG Performance consists of Marie Rutsaert, Gabriel Serbu, Bie Vanmeerbeek, Fanny Fromont. With one backs coach position still open as of now.

We are thrilled to embark on this journey and look forward to seeing the growth and success of women's rugby in Belgium.


Belgium Rugby is proud to announce the new title of the First Division Championship: The TVH Rugby League!
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Picture (from left to right): Lucas Sotteau (Black Devils), Thibaut André (Co-CEO Belgium Rugby), Dominiek Valcke (CEO TVH), Michiel Leysen (President Belgium Rugby), Wim Labie (President Rugby Vlaanderen), Cecile Blondiau (Belsevens)



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