The popular tournament returns on November 7 & 8 with more international teams and a new Youth Grade
ENJOY fast-paced action and bone-crunching tackles galore when the Bangkok Sevens returns next month for its 21st annual outing. Held at Bangkok Patana School in Bang Na, this year’s tournament will feature 16 International Men’s teams, 12 International Women’s teams, eight Asia/Social grade teams, and a new Under 18s Youth Grade, featuring eight teams, organized in partnership with Bangkok Lions RFC.
Just some of the teams signed up to compete in the Men’s division, at time of writing, include Grammar TEC from Auckland, New Zealand; Pacific Warriors from Wellington, New Zealand; and Champions Singapore Stellar from Singapore.
Continuing its support of Women’s Rugby development in Asia, the Bangkok International Rugby Sevens Tournament is sponsoring teams from Laos and Cambodia to compete in the Women’s division. Other international teams attending the tournament will bring extra training kit, including boots, to donate to these two teams.
Aside the action on the pitch, other highlights of this year’s tournament include a Coaching clinic run by former All Blacks Sevens player Lote Raikabula, and a Rugby specific strapping run by former Wellington NPC team Physio Emma Clarke. Both will be held on Friday November 6.
The Bangkok International Rugby Sevens Tournament is run by Thailand-based Sports Management Asia Co. Limited, which reinvests in rugby throughout Southeast Asia and is committed to bringing together a premium event of exciting rugby.
Sponsors of the event include Hart Bioligicals, Singha, The Royal Oak, No Idea Gastro Pub, NZ Rugby Resources, X-treme Rugby Wear, BTS Mass Transit, Chularat Hospital (which provides on-ground Medical Staff), and the Royal Benja Hotel (where the teams and officials will be staying).
Around 1,200 spectators enjoyed the action in 2014. Visit this year and you can expect to enjoy a fun atmosphere fuelled by plenty of pitchside drinks and snacks. Games commence each day at noon.