AS FANS put the final touches to their safari outfits, the 12 captains and coaches taking part in the Marriott London Sevens at Twickenham Stadium this weekend launched the tournament at Barn Elms, Barnes on Wednesday.
The final leg of this season’s HSBC Sevens World Series, themed ‘Safari’, is set to be one of the world’s largest two day sevens tournament. Last year’s weekend attendance record of over 103,000 is set to be broken on May 11-12 with 110,000 expected over the weekend to enjoy the 850 minutes of fast top-class rugby action.
Australia will face South Africa, United States and France in Pool A on the opening day at Twickenham Stadium. Sunday sees the teams battle it out in the qualifying rounds, followed by semifinals and the Final Cup at 6:14pm.
The Women’s Invitational Tournament at the Marriott London Sevens sees England face France, Spain and Australia on day one of an eight-team event.
IRB Chairman, Bernard Lapasset, said: “The battle for core team places in London is set to be fiercely contested with all eight teams hugely competitive, having won through from their regions and also booked places at Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow. It is wonderful news for the fans as it guarantees even more quality and intensity at Twickenham.
Tickets are still available for fans to join the Australian Sevens on safari and roar them on at this year’s Marriott London Sevens, and can also be purchased from the ticket office on the day.
Throughout the weekend, the West Car Park will welcome fans from across the world when it opens its doors to the Game Reserve. Open for all fans to enjoy, there will be live music, interviews with players, picnic areas and plenty to eat and drink.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.rfu.com/londonsevens with weekend tickets from £45, individual days at £25 and kids £5 each day.
On 9 May for 24 hours ONLY tickets will be £17.50 for Sunday 12 May. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!
For the Marriott London Sevens match schedule click here.