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EXCLUSIVE ACCESS for England Supporters at IRB Sevens tournaments

31 August 2006

31 August 2006
England Rugby supporters now have the chance to enjoy EXCLUSIVE access to training sessions when they join up with England Rugby Travel for the Dubai and Hong Kong Sevens events.

England Rugby Travel, the official travel company of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the England team, is an Official Travel Agent for both the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens and Hong Kong Sevens - both part of the IRB Sevens series.

Fans travelling with England Rugby Travel can enjoy the chance to watch an England training session in each location as England Sevens coach Mike Friday and his squad warm-up for the big kick offs.

In addition to the exclusive team access, the supporter travel packages include return flights, five nights accommodation, transfers, official match tickets, travel representatives in attendance throughout the five night stay, and the chance to win a signed England Sevens shirt from each event.

Also included in each package is a FREE ticket to the IRB London Sevens event at Twickenham in the summer of 2007, and supporters travelling to Dubai also receive access to the big Rugby Rock music concert at the end of the final day.

The  Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens takes place between 30 November and 2 December 2006, and the Hong Kong Sevens kicks off on 30 March, with the final day on 1 April.  

England are the current champions of both tournaments, having won their second successive Dubai title in December 2005, before going on to make history in Hong Kong when they became the first team to win the Hong Kong Sevens for a record fourth successive year.

England Rugby Supporters Club (ERSC) members receive a �40 discount on all of England Rugby Travel's IRB World Sevens packages, with prices starting from �969 per person.

Supporters can �Be Part of the Team' with England Rugby Travel at the Dubai and Hong Kong sevens events by booking on-line at www.englandrugbytravel.com or calling 0870 120 1111.

England will be aiming for three straight tournament wins in Dubai in December 2006. Dubai offers a great five night break. Supporters combine the festival of rugby with the weather, the shopping and the entertainment on offer.

The 2007 Hong Kong event will also offer England the chance to reclaim their title after winning the event earlier in 2006. This tournament has a great history and the world-famous event has become �the place' for discerning rugby fans who have been flocking to the city since 1976.

Commenting on the launch of the supporter travel options, England Sevens coach Mike Friday said: "Sevens is an entertaining and exciting sporting experience, with fast moving rugby and some of the world's best players on show. Dubai is a unique tournament with 30,000 passionate supporters enjoying the rugby in the middle of the desert.

"Hong Kong is deservedly the most famous and popular sevens tournament in the world, and I would encourage every rugby fan to experience it at least once in their life. 

"For a player there is nowhere on earth like it. The passion and support which England receives during the three day tournament is unbelieveable. I hope as many England fans as possible will be able to join us at these two events, and we look forward to seeing you there."

As well as being an Official Travel Agent for both the Dubai and Hong Kong sevens events, England Rugby Travel is also an Official Travel Agent of Rugby World Cup 2007.

Packages are available now for the global event in France in 2007, and supporter travel packages for England's clash away in Ireland in the RBS 6 Nations in February 2007 will be available soon.

For more information on England Rugby Travel visit www.englandrugbytravel.com or call 0870 120 1111.

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