Singapore Rugby Sevens: Fringe events lined up to ensure there is 'something for everyone'

A family takes a selfie with All Black Sevens legend DJ Forbes.
A family takes a selfie with All Black Sevens legend DJ Forbes.PHOTO: RUGBY SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - Rugby-loving children will have more to look forward to in the lead up to the April 28-29 HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens at the National Stadium.

Organisers Rugby Singapore will introduce the Titans Ruck & Rumble 10s, which comprise of Under-8 and U-10 competitions for boys, as well as a girls' tournament. The finalists in these competitions will play their title deciders at the National Stadium on the morning of April 29, and get to meet the Singapore Sevens' official ambassadors Ben Gollings and DJ Forbes.

Also part of the Singapore Sevens' fringe activities is the Singapore Schools Sevens Series: 12 teams will battle it out on March 17 and April 7, with the top two teams contesting the final at the National Stadium on April 29.

The Regional Midnight Club 10s, which features eight men's teams and eight women's teams from Asian clubs, will be held at the Turf City from 7pm on April 27 till 2am the next day.

The finalists of the women's tournament will get to play at the National Stadium on April 28.

Rugby Singapore's executive chairman and managing director David Lim said: "The HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens is very much a family focused event, which offers something for everyone. Our fringe tournaments - the Midnight 10s, Schools Sevens, and now minis with Titans Ruck & Rumble 10s - are all about inclusiveness.

"These friendly but competitive events provide opportunities for men and women, teenagers, and young children to play rugby at a high level. Once they have recovered from the intensity of competition, they can join tens of thousands of fans, sit back, and cheer on the best players in the world at the Singapore Sevens.

"Our event is the biggest celebration of rugby in South-east Asia, and we want to inspire the next generation to pick rugby as their sport."

There will also be a six-week Singapore Rugby Carnival leading up to the prestigious rugby competition. Ticket holders can enjoy promotional offers at various retail, entertainment and tourist destinations. The public will also get to buy discounted tickets and meet rugby legends and celebrities at related activities in Singapore too.