UR7s South Africa is set to launch it's first series of tournaments in Cape Town in April on the Beach!
The UR7s Beach Rugby Series sponsored by CIPLA Nutrition is kicking off it's Autumn season on April 14th with the season running for just 3 weeks with pool matches played on the 14th & 21st and finals being played Sunday 24th all on the world famous Camps Bay Beach. The Autumn pilot seasons kicks off what will become multi venue (beach) series played in Autumn (3 weeks), Spring (6 weeks) and Summer (8 weeks) with a huge one day festival of beach rugby taking place in February 2017.
The competition is 5-a-side touch rugby, with a slight twist on the rules being that teams must play with a sweeper when defending in the opposition half. With only four players in the defensive line it leaves a lot of room for teams to exploit the space and play rugby with expression and speed just like the Olympic sport of rugby 7s.
UR7s SA MD, Tom Burwell said of the series 'We are so excited to kick off what will hopefully become a main stay of Cape Town rugby and social lifestyle. In 2016 we will be having 1 autumn season followed by extended spring & summer seasons at multiple beaches. All-Star teams will be taking part so players can enjoy turning them inside and out with video and digital created every week for competitors and supporters to enjoy'
"We are incredibly pleased to have a brilliant sponsor in the market leading CIPLA Nutrition who are supporting the whole of 2016 with other partners PUMA South Africa & Cafe Caprice also on board. We are looking forward to announcing further sponsors and partners in due course which will include a training partner for teams to get in shape at world class facilities for the fun on the beach"
"It's really important that everyone has fun. It's a couple of hours of playing some ball and then going across the road to Caprice for a beer and a burger and hanging out with friends. For us that's what rugby 7s is all about and even more so the Beach Rugby Series. Work hard in the sand, earn your beers and then enjoy a burger each week"
"We have tried to build an array of discounts and goodies for teams that enter for the best value we possibly can and we are very proud of what we have put together so far and it's only going to get better'
UR7s South Africa will be launching it's independent website in the coming days and all teams will sign up though this at www.UR7ssouthafrica.com
Autumn Season Dates on Camps Bay Beach
- Thursday 14th April - 5.30-7pm
- Thursday 21st April - 5.30-7pm
- Sunday 24th April - 1-4.30pm
Sponsored by market leading supplement company Cipla Nutrition teams enjoy a huge amount just for entering the competition (entry price 2500 rand)
- Set of 10 Team Playing Vests from Puma
- 30% off CIPLA Products online
- 30% off Puma products at PUMA Concept store
- Beer and Burger Deal at Cafe Caprice
- Men's Grooming Products
- Player of the week prizes
- Player of the season prizes
- 10% UR7s SA Lifestyle clothing range
- Winning team wins free entry in Beach Festival in Feb 2017