Dubai 7s – Everything about the big party!
- Created: Thursday, 22 May 2014 16:19
In the following 48 hours, at the coast of the United Arabic Emirates, roughly 2600 players will celebrate a huge 7s party in sunny 22o degrees. In other words it is the weekend of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens – now in its 44th year. Since 1987 the tournaments head sponsor are the Emirates Airlines, which lends the competition its name. The tournament is unique in its structure as Dubai is the only event where an HSBC Sevens World Series event and an IRB Women’s World Series tournament run side by side.
The captains of the four top seeded teams ahead of the Dubai 7s 2013: Tom Powell (England), Ed Jenkins (Australia), DJ Forbes (NZ) and Kyle Brown (SA)
Another exciting fact about the second tournament of the HSBC Sevens World Series is that beside 16 world class international male teams and 12 international female teams, there are open competitions for amateur teams as well. 13 different invitational tournaments ranging from elite teams to U18 boys sides will host 200 teams.