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    Thomond Park to host World Club Rugby 7s festival


    THOMOND Park is to play host to some of the “biggest names in club and provincial rugby” with the first Limerick World Club 7s tournament to take place in August.


    Teams from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres - including Saracens, New South Wales Waratahs, Stade Français, South Africa’s Blue Bulls and Western Province - will face a Munster Rugby team in the inaugural world club rugby 7s festival to take place in Limerick, with the tournament scheduled for August 9-10.
    Overall seven players on 12 teams, from five continents will combine for “one very big party” in Thomond Park in August, according to organisers.
    The plan to bring the festival to Limerick has been in train since last summer but is only being announced now, with CEO of Limerick Marketing Company, Eoghan Prendergast, who worked on the plan, warmly welcoming it.
    “We have been looking for this type of event in Limerick for some time,” he said.
    “We are particularly delighted that, in partnership with World Club 7s, we will be highlighting Limerick’s love affair with sport across a wide of range of audiences around the world.”
    The festival will take place a weekend before a World Club 7s event in Twickenham the following weekend, with many of the same teams taking part. Teams from Moscow, Auckland, New York and Vancouver will also travel to Limerick.
    Thomond Park boss John Cantwell said the stadium was “delighted to play its part in hosting Limerick World Club 7s this August”.
    “This top class event will provide an exciting additional must-see experience to our calendar of events at Thomond Park and will also deliver significant economic and social benefits to Limerick and the region,” he said.
    “This tournament has the potential to become one of the leading international 7s rugby competitions in the world on an annual basis and to further endorse Limerick and the region as a hotbed of rugby and a centre of sporting excellence.”
    Organisers said Thomond Park was the “ideal venue to facilitate a long-term, world-class event that will bring club 7s and their passionate colourful support from all over the world”.
    Matches will run in the stadium from 11.30am both days with daily ticket prices to cover the whole day’s play with special limited ticket offers of kids tickets from €5 per day or €10 per weekend and adults from €12.50 per day and €20 per weekend. Tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster.

    #2
    August 9th & 10th I believe...really looking fwd to this.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Bitter As A Lemon View Post
      August 9th & 10th I believe...really looking fwd to this.
      Yep Auguste 9 and 10, Going to be a brilliant weekend.

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        #4
        Originally posted by hellovating View Post
        Thomond Park to host World Club Rugby 7s festival


        Overall seven players on 12 teams, from five continents will combine for “one very big party” in Thomond Park in August, according to organisers.
        Seven players isn't very many really, is it? That's 0.583 players per team.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Piquet View Post
          Seven players isn't very many really, is it? That's 0.583 players per team.
          Go back to bus fighting you.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Burgers View Post
            Go back to bus fighting you.
            I'm checking out alternative methods in case the bus fighting thread is closed.

            It's common sense, really.

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              #7
              I think Clohessy and Wood were trying to get something like this up and running about 5 years back, downturn and all that knocked it on the head.

              All that is needed now is decent weather.

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                #8
                Ten teams mentioned, I wonder is there room for another Irish and Pro12 team?

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                  #9
                  Why did they invite Saracens? Why not a proper club like Leicester or Gloucester? EDIT Or Exeter.
                  Last edited by Piquet; 26th-February-2014, 14:38.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Piquet View Post
                    Why did they invite Saracens? Why not a proper club like Leicester or Gloucester?
                    No idea why...

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                      #11
                      With a bit of Marketing this could turn into a huge tournament! Far more than a 12 team tournament anyway! Getting the likes of the SXV sides, Top Japanese sides, top 14, Rabo and Guinness prem with the ole Globetrotter team thrown in and it'd be one hell of a spectacle!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Piquet View Post
                        Why did they invite Saracens? Why not a proper club like Leicester or Gloucester? EDIT Or Exeter.
                        They did.

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                          #13
                          Great to see something like this coming to Thomond Park, would love to be at it, but will be in France supporting the women in their world cup!
                          Plato: \"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.\"

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                            #14
                            Oh the chance of being in fancy dress for the whole day, whilst on the beer, watching rugby -wahooo!!!
                            "Strike me flamin' handsome!!!" - Alf Stewart

                            His body is only a fuel tank for his micky - a work colleague talking about a fella he knows.

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                              #15
                              Clashes with the rugby festival in Geneva which last year involved Quins, Tigers, Racing Metro & Montpelier.
                              Torn now as love Geneva and their firework display that weekend is AWESOME!!!
                              PAUL O'CONNELL KNOWS MY NAME, HE NEEDED IT FOR THE RESTRAINING ORDER!:smile2:

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