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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.



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