The 70th SCC 7s start today

3 November 2017 – One of the world¹s three oldest rugby sevens
international tournament – the Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby
Sevens (SCC7s) celebrates its 70th edition this year and all media are
invited for a weekend of world-class rugby at the Padang.

Asia¹s longest running sevens event will showcase 16 top teams competing for
the prestigious Ablitt Cup, including six-time champion Daveta from Fiji,
development sides from France, Hong Kong and Sweden, Papua New Guinea¹s
InterOil Turagu, Japan¹s Tamariva, 2014 winner Borneo Eagles from Malaysia,
and Tribe 7s Australia which will essentially be the Australian Development
team. Club sides from around the region, like Perth¹s Palmayra, will make
its 35th trip to Singapore to join hosts SCC in their celebrations.

Dubbed the Friendly Sevens¹, the SCC Sevens have seen legends like the late
Jonah Lomu, Eric Rush, Tana Umaga, Gavin Hastings, Cecil Afrika and more,
displaying their skills and power at the Padang over the years.

In addition to the Ablitt Cup, the three-day tournament will also feature
schools, college, mini rugby and corporate touch competitions with all
ticketing proceeds going back to local rugby development. All media and
influencers are invited to the below events:

Date Time Activity Venue
3 Nov Fri 6.00pm-7.00pm Team Draw & Reception Interviews with selected
Team Captains SCC Clubhouse
3 Nov Fri 8.30am -6.40pm Schools & Colleges Pool Matches Corporate
Touch Pool Matches Padang
4 Nov Sat 9.00am 11.45am 2.59pm 3.47pm 4.07pm- 6.40pm Ablitt Cup Pool
matches Mini Rugby (U14/U16/U17 Cup Finals) Mini Rugby
(U5/U6/U7/U8/U9/U10/U11 Cup Finals Corporate Touch Final Ablitt Cup Pool
Matches Finish Padang
5 Nov Sun 8.00am 3.32pm 3.50pm 4.08pm 4.33pm 4.58pm 5.23pm 5.48pm 6.30pm
Schools & Colleges Cup Semi Finals Schools & Colleges U14 Final ­ Sithawalla
Cup Schools & Colleges U16 Final ­ John Clark Shield Schools & Colleges U19
Final ­ Len Foster Trophy Bowl Final Plate Final Shield Final Cup Final ­
The Ablitt Cup Prize Presentation Padang

The Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s is organized by the
Singapore Cricket Club and is one of the oldest invitational team sports
events in Asia. It is the second oldest international Rugby 7s tournament in
the world, second to the original home of the 7s, Melrose in Scotland.

What began as a humble tournament for Singaporean and Malaysian teams in the
1940s has grown to be regarded as a spectator-friendly tournament. The
Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s celebrates its 70th edition
this year and promises to feature high playing standards from teams all
across the world. Continuing the development of rugby in Singapore, the Club
also conducts coaching clinics along with youth sponsorships to expand and
support youth rugby.

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