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Hail a free ride to Dubai this Friday

30 April 2007

Monday 30th April 2007

Please note that this news story is archived here for historical interest and refers to the London Sevens competition in 2007.
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If you are passing through Victoria Station this coming Friday (4th May) you have a great chance to enter the Emirates Airline London Sevens taxi competition and win yourself a pair of free flights to Dubai or a hospitality box for 10 people to the Sunday of the sevens at Twickenham Stadium. To launch next month's Twickenham event - the only England leg of the IRB Sevens series - a branded black taxi will be in Victoria Station filled with Gilbert rugby balls.  All you have to do to win these prizes is correctly guess how many rugby balls are in the taxi.

If you can't make it to the station you can still enter via the RFU website ( as a photo of the ball-filled taxi will be online from Tuesday 8th May.  Entries close on Sunday 13th May and the person who guesses the correct or closest number of balls will win a pair of return flights to Dubai with Emirates Airline.

The 'sevens' taxi will be in Victoria Station (near the entrance to the underground) from 5am until 9pm on Friday 4th May.  In addition to entering the competition you can apply for your tickets to the Emirates Airline London Sevens at a special ticket rate of just �7 per ticket (minimum order of seven tickets).

After Friday the branded taxi will then be on the streets of London for the whole of May and readers of Sport magazine (which is distributed free to Londoners every Friday) can earn themselves a free taxi ride as part of 'Free Friday'.  On Friday 11th, 19th and 25th of May (the three Fridays before the Emirates Airline London Sevens) between the hours of 7am and 7pm, readers can claim their free taxi ride. Find out more in Sport magazine this Friday.

Go to  to order your tickets NOW - Adults from �10 Juniors (15 & under) from �5.

The Emirates Airline London Sevens offers fans the chance to watch not just two but 16 international rugby teams in action at the Home of England Rugby, Twickenham Stadium.  Held on the weekend of 26th & 27th May, the sevens is a weekend with a difference as the 44 matches played over the weekend are just fourteen minutes long with plenty of tries.  The action off the pitch is just as exciting with music, fancy dress, spot prizes and cheerleaders as well as the return of the infamous big screen karaoke.

The big match on day one will be England against South Africa which is the final game of the day (17.58) with England looking to impress their home crowd against a tough South African squad including several big name Super 14 players.  Sunday is finals day with every match like a final as the tournament reaches the knock out stages.  The winners will be crowned after the final which begins at 18.52.