The organisers of the long-awaited Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens have announced the 16 teams in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and the 12 teams in the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series which will be taking place on 3-5 December at The Sevens Stadium.
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The Dubai event is the first leg of the extended ten-leg HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series with Cape Town, Sydney, Singapore, Vancouver and Paris as new additions to the circuit and Wellington, Hong Kong and Las Vegas continuing on from the previous four-year Series, with the final round being played in London on 21-22 May 2016.
With the event achieving year-on-year record attendances, this year is set to be the biggest action-packed rugby festival Dubai has ever seen. Over 100,000 fans and 4,000 players, including some of the world’s best expected to compete as excitement for the Rio Olympic Games builds. An array of top-of-the-range international fifteens players will participate in this year’s tournament in a bid to realise their Olympic dream.
In addition, over 250 teams will be taking part in the Invitation Tournament attracting a number of international men and women players as well as under 19s, Emiratis, social and veteran teams. Brand new to this year’s Invitation Tournament is the launch of the Netball Tournament, with over 32 teams confirmed from the Gulf region battling it out on the Netball courts will make this the biggest Invitation Tournament to date.
As part of the celebration, a range of new and exciting concepts will be on offer at the festival to ensure the greatest three-day festival to date. Spectators are encouraged to come in fancy dress and enjoy all the entertainment on offer in the Rugby Village. With provisions made for families such as the dedicated dnata family stand, child care services and activities, the Rugby Sevens is a fantastic family day out.
Tickets for the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2015 can be purchased online at www.dubairugby7s.com or at selected Costa, MMI, Go Sport and dnata outlets, Bidi Bondi, The Sevens Stadium and Park n Shop.
Visitors to the event also have the option of reserving their seats. Reserved seating, premium seating and corporate hospitality packages are available through the official website.
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