A world record crowd of more than 54,000 fans attended the first day of the London Sevens at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday. The penultimate leg of the Sevens World Series attracted 54,357 spectators, the biggest crowd to attend a single day of the global series in its 12-year history.
The previous best of 50,000 was set on both days of the 2008 Dubai Sevens and a new record for a two-day tournament will be set if tomorrow 's crowd takes the combined figure at Twickenham Stadium past the 100,000 mark.
RFU Business Operations Director Paul Vaughan said: "The first day record is a testimony to the booming global popularity of sevens and to the hard work that goes into making the London Sevens such an enjoyable spectacle. "
"We hope a good second day will take a sevens weekend past the 100,000 mark for the first time which would be a magnificent achievement."