World Club 7s Reveals ‘Combine’ Team
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Fancy lining out for Fiji’s famous Daveta Rugby club team? Irish-based rugby players offered chance to play in Limerick World Club 7s event by participating in World Club 7s Combine in Limerick
Up to 100 Irish-based players will be selected to attend a trial event on Monday 4th August, just ahead of the main event. The hopefuls will be put through their paces by a selection committee and 12 players will be selected to be part of the ‘Combine Team’ which will act as a substitute squad for all competing teams. This is no pipe dream – last year at the World Club 7s event in Twickenham one of the members of the English Combine Team played for the ACT Brumbies in the final! If you think you have what it takes to compete in this year’s Limerick World Club 7s event, register on www.ur7s.com (http://ur7s.com/agency/world-club-7s-combine-limerick-ireland).
Fiji, renowned as the most successful nation in rugby 7s, are sending their famous club side, Daveta Rugby to Limerick, where they will take on a selection of the biggest clubs in world rugby including Saracens, Stade Français, Munster Rugby, New South Wales Waratahs and Auckland Rugby along with South Africa’s Vodacom Blue Bulls and DHL Western Province. The line-up also includes top 7s sides from Moscow, Vancouver and New York who competed in last year’s event in Twickenham. The diverse selection of teams is completed by San Francisco’s Golden Gate rugby team, one of the fastest growing teams in the USA and full of international talent.
Tournament spokesperson, Maeve Moriarty commented, “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for rugby players from clubs and provinces throughout Ireland to try out for a chance to compete with the world’s best 7s players from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres in an exciting competition in a world-class stadium. A unique thrilling opportunity for Irish-based players, those interested should not delay in registering for an unmissable chance to be part of an exceptional competition. I would also encourage fans to come to Thomond Park to watch top team’s such as Waratahs, Stade Français, Blue Bulls and Munster Rugby go head-to-head, along with sampling the electric festival atmosphere that will take over the great sporting city of Limerick for this fantastic event.”
The inaugural Limerick World Club 7s Festival takes place at Thomond Park the weekend before this year’s World Club 7s event in Twickenham with many of the same teams taking part in both, meaning that travelling fans will get four days of superb 7s in one week!
Tickets from €15 are available to purchase on www.ticketmaster.ie and for more details on the event see www.worldclub7series.com
Video from last year’s Combine on BT Sport –