If you’re a super rugby fan, then you need to be in Sydney on the 6th and 7th February for the Festival of Rugby ‘Sydney 7’s.’ Tickets are now on sale via Ticketek for a really decent price of $30 AUD upwards but also account their junior, concession, family and bundle package prices. With 45,000 attendees at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney Moore Park, you can cheer on your favourite team from the 16 top ranked Rugby Seven countries.
If you think the adrenaline, sporting morale and hype is enough, think again. The event organizers encourage you to Go Global with their fancy dress theme. According to their website, this is a ‘must.’ So mixing the party with a bit of fashion rugby action, start considering what costume you’re going to wear. Possibly as Scots in kilts, or Danish pastries, Ye Haw American cowboys or simply your favourite nation’s rugby jersey. The latter is always a sure bet but you may look boring in the crowd so think about investing in flamboyant wigs for you and your crew. If you’re interested in taking the party theme further, the South Stand (18+ over only) is where you can buy tickets for this carnival experience, with food, music and most likely, mayhem.
Back to the agenda, on the 6th is the 24 Pool matches, the women’s exhibition match, on field entertainment and the main matches start at 11.00am, finishing at 9.01pm. Yes, they actually mention .01pm in their website. On Sunday the 7th, the 21 final matches take place, starting at 9.45am and ending with the Cup Presentation and Conclusion at 7.44pm. Again, the .44pm time is quite specific so you know the event will run like clockwork. Between the first match and crowning ceremony, other activities include the women’s exhibition match, more on field entertainment and assumedly, a few crowd pleaser Mexican Waves.
As the teams are split across four pools, they will be drawn by World Rugby the week prior to the event on the 30th and 31st January. The teams include Australia, Fiji, South Africa, New Zealand, England, Scotland, USA, Canada, Portugal, Russia, Kenya, Wales, Scotland, France and Argentina. World Rugby will also invite an additional country from the Pacific Islands.
Only a 20 minute drive from Cremorne Point, what better way to start and end this incredible sporting weekend than staying at Cremorne Point Manor! Each evening, return to our hotel, grab a beer and sit on the balcony, viewing the Harbour skyline while you readjust your wig and fancy dress costume. Our Harbour scenic views are incredible so see if your costume can raise the wow factor bar – it’ll be a tough battle so be prepared. If you can beat the odds, and our hotel team of unofficial judges like the way you look, you may receive a complimentary gift from us. So now get booking your stay with us and then fine tune your favourite team chants over the holiday season with your altos and sopranos.