On behalf of the European University Sports Association, it is with our deepest regret to inform you that the European Universities Rugby 7s Championship 2019 will not be taking place.
In 2019, the European Universities Rugby 7s Championship was due to take place in Orleans, France, through the support of the French Federation of University Sports (FFSU), Orleans University, local authorities and event partners. This group of partners have been planning relentlessly since the attribution, which was expected to be another great edition of the event.
Following the opening of registrations for the event in December 2018, EUSA is deeply saddened to report a lower than expected number of teams interested in the event. EUSA and the local organising committee have worked hard to raise the profile of the event, promoting its promising organisation and encouraging all our member national university sport associations to participate.
So that the integrity of the competition, event partners and other key stakeholders is not compromised, a joint decision was taken that the European Universities Rugby 7s Championship 2019 will not take place. We stress that this decision has not been taken lightly.