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World-class Rugby 7s competition schedule announced

14 Oct 05 09:44
Rugby 7s sport logoSet to be one of the most exciting events of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, the Rugby 7s competition is promised to be a truly world-class event with seven of the top ten world ranked countries ready to compete.

The world-class line-up and highly anticipated return of Rugby 7s competition to Australian shores will make for a great sporting spectacle.

This fast-paced and action packed event still has tickets available and Games CEO, John Harnden believes that ticket holders to all four sessions will be in for a top-class competition.

“With such a high quality line-up, and each session having between eight and twelve matches to see, fans will definitely experience the thrill of what Rugby 7s is all about,” said Mr. Harnden.

“Melbourne 2006 will be the third time Rugby 7s has been played at the Commonwealth Games. It made its debut in Kuala Lumpur in 1998 and in 2002 in Manchester where Rugby 7s enjoyed some of the biggest crowds of the Games.”

Mark Egan, Head of Rugby Services at the International Rugby Board (IRB) is “excited about the calibre of international competition to head to Australia for the Games.”

"The IRB is certain there will be some spectacular matches next March and just like the 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens the IRB expects the event to played in front of bumper crowds that will cheer their teams towards Commonwealth Games glory in Melbourne," said Mr Egan.

Throughout the entire two-day competition, spectators will see traditional rivals lock heads, as well as defending world and Commonwealth champions compete to win gold.

Front runners, and defending Commonwealth champions New Zealand are expected to dominate, with defending Rugby World Cup 7s champion Fiji fielding a strong line-up.

"The top four Rugby 7s teams in the world - New Zealand, Fiji, England and South Africa - will all be playing in Melbourne, so the Commonwealth Games will definitely be attracting the best of the best,” said Australian coach and Rugby legend Glen Ella.

Rugby 7s competition starts on Day One of the Games, Thursday 16 March, through to Day Two, Friday 17 March at Telstra Dome.

For the full Rugby 7s competition draw, see the Rugby 7s competition schedule on this Website.

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