7s Festival showcases world's best

THE NOOSA International 7s Festival will be held at Dolphin Oval this weekend. In its second year the Noosa International 7s Festival promises more fun, more footy and more excitement.

Sevens rugby is fast moving and moving fast. Literally. It is one of the globe's fastest growing outdoor-entertainment sports. What is 7s rugby, you ask?

7s rugby is uncomplicated. The technical aspects of 15-a-side-rugby are reduced and the emphasis is on free flowing end-to-end action and brutal one-on-one defence.

It is played by seven players a side, for seven-minute halves on a full size rugby field.

Sevens rugby is short, sharp and fast, every twenty minutes a new set of teams takes the field. The result is fast and furious action-packed entertainment all day long.

The festival delivers 22 teams playing over 20 hours and 49 action-packed games of 7s. There will be male and female teams from Asia, Australia and the Pacific, combined with entertainment for all tastes and ages.

The event will boast close to the best male and female 7s rugby line-ups in the southern hemisphere this summer.

Teams on show will include the Australian 7s squads, the Thunderbolts and the Pearls, Matai Red Rock, the current Fiji 7s champions, the Hong Kong national squad, the Hong Kong Dragons, as well as the Tongan and Sunny Stingettes women's team, just to name a few.

But it's not just about the world-class excitement of the 7s rugby.

There are also Queensland Reds' players and Super 15 trophy appearances over the two days, a jumping castle, the QRU's "fun wagon" with lots of games, music and skill challenges.

There will also be food and drink to keep the energy levels up, so you go back out and into it again.

Noosa International 7s Festival is an affordable, action-packed, and world-class fun weekend of outdoor sport entertainment for people of all ages.

Topics:  dolphin oval rugby

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Students fire questions at Mr Trump

YOUR TRUMPED: Noosa District High Year 11 social and community studies students put the hard question to a man who would be president.

Noosa High has a shot at US politics

Community rallying after teen's shock diagnosis

IN OUR HEARTS: Marcus Maxwell-Jones desperately needs a kidney transplant at just 16.

A 16-year-old boy has been diagnosed with end stage kidney disease

Call for sign of smart planning

SIGN CALL: Tiffany, Ron and Marcus Logan run a local industrial estate business and want a more flexible approach to council signage regulations.

Signage needs to be 'flexible'

Local Partners

Coast arts website strikes a chord in Germany

Rene Bahloo, Jandamarra and Nunyara Cadd with Christine Nabobbob at the official opening of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016 at Caloundra Regional Gallery. P

How a little-known website has boosted Sunshine Coast tourism

Steve Irwin's final days through dad's eyes

Bob Irwin with his son Steve.

'You never expect that’s the last time you’re going to see your son'

Kristie doesn't mind being the third wheel in Survivor final

Kristie Bennett in a scene from Australian Survivor.

SOLO player will take on Survivor's power couple Lee and El tonight.

Scary hoping Posh and Sporty will re-join The Spice Girls

Mel B

Mel B hoping Victoria Beckham, Mel C will re-join The Spice Girls

REVIEW: Michael McIntyre has Brisbane in stitches

Michael McIntyre in a scene from his TV series Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.

BRITISH comedian is in the country on his Happy and Glorious Tour.

Woolies announces closure of Ipswich store

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June