Marriott London Sevens
This is your guide to the rugby event of the summer!
Welcome to Twickenham Stadium Safari Park for the Marriott London Sevens, Round 9 of the HSBC Sevens World Series.
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The Series so far
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The Marriott London Sevens is the last of the nine events in the hotly contested HSBC Sevens World Series. New Zealand are once again leading the series after performing consistently well across the season. England will be going all out to win their home event and make a real statement of intent ahead of the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow in June.
The fight for core status
This year the overall tournament will be slightly different, with the top 12 teams in the series at the completion of the Glasgow event competing for the Cup, and the remaining 3 core teams plus 5 qualifiers who have competed across the series, will take each other on for the right to earn core status for next season. With so much at stake for so many teams, you won’t want to miss the finals on 12 May. Head out to the Cardinal Vaughan pitch to take in some of the early rounds of action, before it takes to the main stage on Sunday.
The Game Reserve
The west car park will once again welcome fans from across the world when it opens it doors to The Game Reserve. Open for all fans to enjoy, there will be live music, interviews with players, on stage games, inflatables for the kids, picnic areas and plenty of food and drink!
Marriott Snappers & Bongo Cam
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Marriott will be presenting fans with a chance to get in on the action with Bongo cam and will be offering prizes for the best dressed fans over the weekendTo help you get in the Safari mood why not join Marriott in The Game Reserve in the west car park, where you can have your picture taken as an animal of the safari and share it with your friends!
The HSBC Lions Lodge
If you’re an HSBC customer you’ll have the added bonus of being able to access the HSBC Lion’s Lodge situated in the West Car Park. Be sure to pounce on your complimentary drink, watch the action from the stadium live on the big screen and have the opportunity to meet an HSBC ambassador! While you’re there, take the chance to tame the HSBC Up & Under challenge and prove you’re king of the pride.
The Kids Zone and family area
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The Marriott London Sevens is the perfect event for kids to get involved in the rugby and to have a fantastic day out, The Game Reserve will play host to an activities area for kids of all ages (and big kids of course) to enjoy and if you need a little help in getting into the Safari theme, look out for the face painters who will be able to help turn you into a leaping leopard or charging rhino. Look out for the autograph cards being handed out around the family zone too. There are seven to collect!
In the Stadium
With the action on and off the field keeping fans busy across the weekend, the action in the stadium will be at the forefront of our minds. With try’s and tunes in equal measure the weekend will be there for everyone to enjoy. Look out for our fantastic safari parade, the Marriott Safari Drummers with ACD Arts and sevens wouldn’t be sevens without the support of our Ranger Girl cheerleaders.
With so much action to fit in over the weekend, you, the fans, will help to make the event one of the best on the HSBC Sevens World Series. The stadium will be awash with noise and colour and it promises to be one of the events of the summer. We hope you have an amazing time.
London Women’s Invitational 7s
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Look out for the Women’s Invitational Sevens taking place over the weekend, with England Women returning to defend the trophy they won last year. The semi-finals and finals are taking place in the stadium, with England stars Michaela Staniford, Emily Scarratt and Jo Watmore all set to appear there are even more reasons to Roar England on!
Last year’s 70s Disco theme made for a glorious weekend stuffed full of the hottest rugby action, plus disco moves, wig-waving and flying flares. With a record breaking crowd of 103,000 passing through the turnstiles – surpassing the records set at the 2011 event – 2013 promises to be even bigger, better and louder.
The London round will again be the ninth and final event of the HSBC Sevens World Series, with each team striving to be crowned champions. The action kicks off in Australia in October and the players are bursting to get started on the road to their ultimate goal of winning in London.
The carnival atmosphere generated by the fans in the stands is unrivalled in the Twickenham calendar, with fancy dress galore, exclusive competitions and unique entertainment.
Check out our entertainment pages in the coming months as the plans for the weekend are unveiled and see what you can expect from a day of fast and furious action, on and off the pitch.
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