Rugby: HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens carnival to be held at Clarke Quay this Fri, Sat

The Singapore Sevens is the eighth of the 10-legged, eight-month competition.
The Singapore Sevens is the eighth of the 10-legged, eight-month competition.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - The return of the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens in April after a 10-year absence promises more than just world-class sporting action.

As part of its 'Rock Ruck and Rumble' theme, organisers Rugby Singapore will roll out a series of integrated experiences that includes a music concert and family-friendly fun zones for spectators at the National Stadium during the April 16-17 weekend.

An early taste of this theme will be on show this week on Friday and Saturday when a rugby carnival will be held at Clarke Quay's Fountain square from 5-11pm.

Besides a live DJ set, fans can meet Singapore's national men's rugby team on Friday night and learn more about the sport while playing games.

Said Rugby Singapore general manager Sam Chan: "In 7s rugby events, its traditional for fans to dress up in costumes.

'Rock' means that spectators can sing, dance and party to great music and entertainment inside the stadium.

'Ruck' stands for the world class rugby from the top 16 teams in the world and let's not forget the inaugural SEA 7s and the first-ever Schools 7s finals.

'Rumble' translates to great food and beer, and of course, wholesome fun for the entire family in the form of a carnival around Sports Hub.

"It's a truly integrated experience and there's something for everyone."

Those who purchase HSBC Singapore Sevens tickets onsite at the carnival will enjoy a 10 per cent discount.

The Singapore Sevens is the eighth of the 10-legged, eight-month competition. A total of 16 nations, including wildcard entrant Japan as the only Asian side, will feature at the 55,000-seater Sports Hub.

Two-day adult passes are priced at $120 (free seating) and $150 (assigned seating). For youngsters aged between 12 and 18, tickets cost up to $60, while children below the age of 12 will be charged $2 each.

Information and online ticket sales are available on www.singapore7s.sg