The World Series of Rugby will be a test of strength and stamina, with the game set to take centre stage in the Sydney suburbs.
But for the first time in the tournament, Australian Rugby Sevens will be staged on Australian soil.
It means the game will be played at an event that’s historically not played in Australia.
“It’s not really a competition, it’s just a game that’s played in Sydney, so we’ve got a lot of local fans,” Sevens Sevens CEO John Bailes said.
“There are a lot more people watching the game live than people watching on TV, so it’ll be a really, really competitive game that the people that are watching it are going to be really, truly focused on.”
We’re trying to get the game back in Sydney.
“Rugby Sevens is not a one-off event, but it’s also not the only event taking place at the venue.”
The tournament is still very much in development,” Mr Bailse said.”[There’s] a lot to do, and it’s all happening in a really big way.
“He added that there was a “long way to go” to get Sevens back into the Olympics, and that the organisers wanted to continue to work with the NSW government on a potential pathway to the 2019 event.”
I think the fact that the game is so popular and the sport is so big and we’re in this unique opportunity to bring the sport to Sydney is really what’s really important, and we are working with the government to make sure that the tournament goes ahead,” he said.
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