Rugby: Singapore Sevens kicks off Singapore Rugby Carnival with ticket-holder benefits

Cananda's Lucas Hammond (right) evades the American defence to score the winning try in the Cup Final of the HSBC Singapore  Sevens at the National Stadium on April 16, 2017.
Cananda's Lucas Hammond (right) evades the American defence to score the winning try in the Cup Final of the HSBC Singapore Sevens at the National Stadium on April 16, 2017.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Priding itself as "the family sevens", the HSBC Singapore Sevens will be back on April 28 and 29 at the National Stadium, and fringe activities have already begun.

Rugby-themed events will make their way around the island to offer a first-hand experience of the sport. Weekend roadshows have kicked off this month at the HSBC Women's World Championship golf tournament at Sentosa Golf Club, and more will follow at Velocity @ Novena Square, Kallang Wave Mall, United Square, Singapore Zoo and Clarke Quay.

Participants can look forward to an array of fun activities, discounted tickets and redemption for existing tickets, and a chance to meet rugby legends and celebrities.

Rugby Singapore's executive chairman and managing director David Lim said: "We are delighted to announce the introduction of the Singapore Rugby Carnival, which will allow every member of the public to catch rugby fever ahead of 2018 HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens this April.

"The earlier fans buy their tickets, the more offers they will get to enjoy across the city. Kids can also learn all about this wonderful sport by trying their hands on fun games at our roadshows, and even meet some legends of the game. We encourage everyone to come out and get involved."

Tickets are available at www.singapore7s.sg and prices range from $25 to $220, while there are also family packages (two adults and two youths) on sale for $120 and $320.

Ticket holders can enjoy promotional offers at dozens of establishments across the city with discounts and benefits covering a wide range of offerings from eateries to retail outlets, entertainment hotspots and tourist attractions from now until April 30.

The current offers can be found on the HSBC Singapore Sevens website http://www.singapore7s.sg/home/benefits/

Kenya were surprise first-time winners of the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens in 2016. The 2017 final was an all-North American affair as Canada beat the United States 26-19.