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The Amsterdam Sevens

The 2011 Amsterdam Sevens Tournament is held over the weekend of 21st and 22nd of May. This year the tournament is celebrating the 40th anniversary. The Amsterdam Sevens is the ideal setting for players, spectators and sponsors to enjoy Rugby. The Amsterdam Sevens is the most international Sevens Tournament in the World, with more then 20 nationalities on the pitch and more then 7000 spectators!

History

The Amsterdam Sevens has been a highlight on the Rugby Calendar since 1972 when the AAC Rugby Club organised the first tournament. It has grown over the years to become one of the biggest Sevens tournaments in the world attracting top teams from around around the world. In recent years we have enjoyed teams from South Africa, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Australia, USA, Canada, Argentina, Moldova, Georgia, Serbia, Czech Republic, Norway, Denmark, Kenya, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Switzerland, Bahrain, Dubai, Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as invitational teams who draw their players from around the world.

The teams vary widely in strength. We often have national teams (usually playing under an assumed name) who play in the tournament as part of their preparations for their international matches. Among the national teams we have hosted are Scotland, South Africa, Moldova, Czech Republic, Zimbabwe, Netherlands, Belgium, Georgia, England Ladies, New Zealand Ladies, Norwegian Ladies, Czech Republic Ladies etc. Top invitational sides include Samurai, Mel’s Exiles, Susies Saloon and the Marauders. There are also many club sides and social sides.

Programm

Saturday is the day for sorting the wheat from the chaffe. Teams play in pools to decide which tournament they will play in on Sunday. It also gives a chance for the minnows to play against the top teams and players. The Elephants, a student team from Eindhoven, are still telling anyone who will listen that they only lost to the South African team by 15 points more than the French team did a week later. On Sunday the tournament splits into 3 for the Men’s Tournament and 2 for the Ladies Tournament plus the Veterans Tournament. Teams are knocked out throughout Sunday until the finals.

Join us!

Join us at the 40th Amsterdam Sevens! We are looking forward seeing you May the 21st!!

For more information check www.amsterdamsevens.com or follow us on Facebook.

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