Expect plenty of fanfare and an action packed weekend of world class rugby at the Padang from Friday 3rd November to Sunday 5th November, as Asia’s longest running club rugby tournament, the Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby Sevens (SCC 7s) celebrates its 70th anniversary.
Features 16 top teams competing for the Ablitt Cup
The tournament will feature 16 top teams competing for the Ablitt Cup, including six time champion Daveta from Fiji, who will be gunning for their unprecedented seventh title and will start as the tournament favourites, having won the cup in 1994, 1995, 2002, 2005, 2011 and 2012. But they will face strong competition from Australia’s Tribe 7s, as well as the developmental sides from France, Hong Kong and Sweden.
The SCC 7s is the third oldest Sevens tournament in the world, and it has established itself as an iconic elite tournament with its signature location and vibrant party atmosphere.
Said Sam Sharpe, Co Chair of the organising committee of the SCC 7s, “Celebrating 70 years of world class rugby action in Singapore no easy feat and this signature tournament has become an integral part of the rugby scene in Singapore and Asia with many outstanding international teams gracing the Padang each year. It is the perfect avenue to fuel the passion for the sport amongst local fans and visitors from around the world, while further developing the sport of rugby in Singapore and Asia.”
The iconic Guinness Bar is back
Apart from the rugby action, the tournament will also feature the Guinness Bar, a public gallery that stretches the entire width of the field, making it the longest in the region.
At the Guinness Bar, adults can enjoy pints of Guinness fresh from the tap and children can have a good time at the Kids Zone complete with bouncy inflatables, play area with chaperones as well as free popcorn and candy floss.
One of the key rugby events on the Singapore calendar
Said Terence Khoo, President of Singapore Rugby Union, “The SCC 7s is embedded in Singapore rugby culture and is one of the key rugby events on our calendar not to be missed. With the recent success of the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens and Super Rugby, Singapore is emerging as a rugby hub in Asia and the SCC 7s adds to this with world class teams and high profile players competing.”
Over the past decade, famous names that have graced the SCC 7s include the late Jonah Lomu, New Zealand Rugby World Cup winning captain Eric Rush, All Blacks Hall of Famer Tana Umaga and South Africa’s former World Player of the Year Cecil Afrika.
Apart from the Ablitt Cup, the three days of action also includes competitions featuring schools, colleges, mini rugby and corporate touch teams taking on each other, and ticketing proceeds will go back to local rugby development.
The corporate touch tournament is a new feature and will see 20 corporate teams taking part throughout the weekend.
Tickets are now available
Early bird tickets are now on sale at www.apactix.com and are priced at S$20 for an adult three day pass and S$10 for under 18s and full time national servicemen.
An adult pass will be S$30 when purchased from the door on November 3.
Tickets exclude a S$1 booking fee.