Nothing like playing a winter sport like rugby on an 85 degree day. Why not make it sevens just in case you weren’t warm enough. I strolled across to see some of the rugby later in the afternoon. Having been a rugby fan for many years, I thought I would see how the play was going.
Sevens is a trickier version of the game since it is a lot faster and it requires handling to be very slick. I don’t know the pedigree of the players I was watching but I wouldn’t be surprised if the heat was affecting their game.
A Scottish winter and an Illinois summer are very different climates in which to be playing. The ground was certainly wet underfoot after the recent rain but the temperature was high and the humidity higher so I think something as energetic as sevens was a stretch. However, they still played hard and followed the rugby tradition of trying to harm your opponent at every opportunity.