Rugby fans will no doubt be excited about the prospect of seeing some fantastic sport at Twickenham this summer. The World Rugby Sevens Series is set to come to the south-west London venue from June 2nd to 3rd, with some 71,000 spectators expected to be in attendance.
If you’d like to be among them, then now is the time to get organised. England will be taking on the likes of New Zealand, Fiji and South Africa in an exciting spectacle. It’s a brilliant introduction to the sport for children, as each of the games lasts just seven minutes each half.
Adding to the experience will be high-quality street food stands to keep everybody happy, as well as live music and family entertainment. All in all, it’s expected to be a great occasion with an atmosphere that everyone can enjoy.
The London leg of the competition is just one of ten tournaments held in different locations across the globe. National sevens teams look to notch up as many points as possible in each of the rounds, in the hope of becoming the final victor.
It all began back in December, when the action kicked off in Dubai. Since then, the teams have travelled to Cape Town, Sydney, Hamilton, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Hong Kong and Singapore to compete. The next stop is London!
Currently in first position is Fiji, who have scored a consistent 22 points at each of the three previous stages and stand at 145 points. South Africa are biting at their heels with 141 points, then there are large gaps, with New Zealand on 120 points in third and Australia on 108 points in fourth position.
England are down in eighth place with 88 points, but could catch Argentina, Kenya or the USA, who are in seventh, sixth and fifth positions with 92, 93 and 93 points respectively. After London, the teams will continue on to Paris, where the final games will be played. Last season, South Africa took the title having come second on the previous four occasions. They will be trying to make it two in a row, if they can only overcome the might of Fiji.
Getting to Twickenham Stadium
Take the hassle out of a day at the rugby by travelling in a private coach. The whole family will be able to get on board and nobody in your party will have the responsibility of driving, navigating or finding a parking space.
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