Dubai Sev­ens set for a record-break­ing year

More than 4,800 play­ers to com­pete in 2016 event

7 Days in Dubai - - SPORT -

The 2016 Emi­rates Air­line Dubai Rugby Sev­ens will see a record­break­ing num­ber of teams com­pet­ing in the In­vi­ta­tion Tour­na­ment.

The Dubai Rugby Sev­ens at­tracts some of the best in­ter­na­tional play­ers and now Olympic medal hold­ers in the HSBC World Rugby Sev­ens Se­ries and the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sev­ens Se­ries and in a unique fea­ture to Dubai, the in­ter­na­tional event hosts the largest In­vi­ta­tion Tour­na­ment on the world cir­cuit.

In­clud­ing the net­ball tour­na­ment, the Dubai Rugby Sev­ens will see 324 teams, 937 matches and 4,866 play­ers in ac­tion dur­ing the three-day fes­ti­val.

In­vi­ta­tion tour­na­ment man­ager Jill Con­lon said: “The In­vi­ta­tion Tour­na­ment has seen phe­nom­e­nal growth over the years and this year will be the largest Emi­rates Air­line Dubai Rugby Sev­ens. “With more than 4,800 play­ers bat­tling it out on all of our eight rugby pitches and our net­ball courts this will be a three-day sport­ing event like no other. “Play­ers from the In­vi­ta­tion Tour­na­ment also have the op­por­tu­nity to mix with the in­ter­na­tional play­ers mak­ing this very ex­cit­ing for many avid rugby fans.”

Tick­ets for the Dubai Rugby Sev­ens from De­cem­ber 1-3 can be pur­chased at dubairug­

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