LIFE’S A BEACH AS WORLD’S BIGGEST RUGBY PARTY RETURNS TO LONDON
Sun, sand and Sevens will be the name of the game when Twickenham Stadium opens its doors to the world’s finest rugby talent on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May, as the Emirates Airline London Sevens returns for 2011.
Last year’s superhero-themed event saw almost 80,000 fans flood through the gates over a sun-drenched two days, and organisers are aiming to break the 100,000 barrier for the beach-themed 2011 event. Fans are urged to dig out the flip-flops and sombreros and enjoy the weekend in style.
On the pitch, 16 international teams including England, South Africa, New Zealand, Fiji, Argentina, Australia, France, Canada, USA and Wales will be part of a feast of high-octane rugby as they fight it out for points in the HSBC Sevens World Series, a competition that pits the finest national sevens sides on the planet against each other across eight different tournaments.
England sit on top of the standings after a strong start to the current series, and coach Ben Ryan said: “I'm really pleased with the start we’ve made to HSBC Sevens World Series in Dubai and South Africa and now we're looking to build on those performances before we arrive at what will be a great Emirates Airline London Sevens at Twickenham Stadium in May. The party atmosphere always guarantees that it’s one of the highlights of the season.”
Tickets are available from just £15 for adults and £10 for juniors from www.rfu.com/londonsevens or by calling 0844 847 2492. To find out more about the tournament and to get behind the England team check out www.facebook.com/LondonSevens
Added by nparm on February 14, 2011