IRB Chief Hails Strong Tender Response to Sevens World Series

By iSportconnect | July 1, 2014

The Chairman of the International Rugby Board (IRB), arthritis Bernard Lapasset, cialis has praised the growth of Rugby Sevens after 17 National Unions submitted tender documents to host a round of the Sevens World Series in 2015/16.

Documents were handed in to the IRB headquarters in Dublin by Argentina, abortion Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and the USA.

Lapasset said: “We are delighted with the strong response from our Unions, cities and regional governments to the invitation to tender for the next cycle of our IRB Sevens World Series, beginning in 2015/16.

“We have received tenders from Unions representing every continent, which is a great reflection of the enormous strength and prestige of the Rugby Sevens brand as we build towards our Olympic Games return at Rio 2016.

“With its high-octane action on the field and festival atmosphere off it, Rugby Sevens is proving popular with cities and regional governments who see the great benefits of partnering with our Unions to tender for an event that brings significant benefit to the host destination.”

The 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series broke records, with 569,262 fans attending the nine events around the world and strong broadcast figures recorded.