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Updated: Feb 17, 2023

The TROPICAL 7s is happy to confirm that Unilink Sports returns as the official international university placement partner for the 2023 TROPICAL 7s, having previously partnered with the tournament for the first time in 2022.

Unilink Sports is a university placement service for rugby players that allows athletes to continue their playing career while earning a Bachelors or Masters degree in the United Kingdom or Europe. Unilink offers a free placement service that connects the rugby athlete with universities based on academic preferences. Unilink guides athletes through the application process and helps them match up with the most suitable programs for them.

The TROPICAL 7s encourages youth and collegiate athletes to explore post and advanced degree opportunities while continuing to play the sport and to understand the options available to them. UNILINK SPORTS provides opportunities to student-athletes who wish to play rugby & study in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and other countries within Europe. Students can study towards a Bachelors or Masters degree while playing rugby at one of many partner universities.

“We are thrilled to be renewing our partnership with Unilink Sports which provides a valuable service for players

wishing to progress their rugby careers while continuing their studies at an international University," TROPICAL 7s Executive Director John Siner said. "The TROPICAL 7s attracts talented players from across the Americas and we recognize we provide a unique opportunity to connect athletes, parents, and coaches with a variety of different rugby opportunities. We are happy to partner with Unilink Sports and help get the word out about their services.”

"Unilink Sports is proud to renew our partnership with the TROPICAL 7s Rugby Tournament," said Director of Student-Athlete Recruitment at Unilink Sports Peter Antoniades. "We recruit rugby players on behalf of our many partner universities located all over the UK & Europe. There are opportunities for both elite players as well as those new to rugby. We are looking forward to talking to players who are considering undergraduate or postgraduate study abroad and continuing to keep playing rugby in their advanced education. Look out for us at the tournament!”

TROPICAL 7s is one of the world's leading youth rugby tournaments, bringing school and university-age teams from around the world together for a once-in-a-lifetime rugby experience under the warm Florida sunshine.

To find out more, register your interest at or visit them at the Tampa Sportsplex during the 2023 Tropical 7s.

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