News: Fiji Airways to fly rugby fans direct from South Pacific to the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens 2016

Fiji’s national airline, Fiji Airways, has partnered with HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens to ensure Fijian supporters easy access to Singapore to support their beloved Fiji 7s team, the current co-leaders of the ongoing HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

At the official signing ceremony, it was announced that Fiji Airways will be the Official Airline of the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens for a period of three years, and scores of fans have already booked their direct flights to Singapore with many more eager to come support their team.

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Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO, Andre Viljoen commented: “As the world’s most passionate airline when it comes to Sevens Rugby, Fiji Airways is delighted to be the Official Airline of the Singapore Sevens. We are already proud sponsors of our home team and the defending series champions – Fiji. Come April 2016, we’ll be flying direct to Singapore and we look forward to bringing our fellow Fijians here to experience not just top class Sevens, but also some of the world’s best shopping, dining and entertainment. There’s really no better way to say ‘Bula Singapore’ than through Rugby Sevens. While we’ll be busy cheering for Fiji, we wish the rest of the 15 teams well.”

The HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens on April 16 & 17 is the eighth of 10 legs on the prestigious HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series which features the world’s top 16 rugby nations and Singapore is the only Southeast Asian country to host a stop on this global rugby circuit.

Added Rugby Singapore’s general manager Samuel Chan: “Fiji is set to win hearts on and off the field. We know Fiji is keen to defend their title in Singapore and to do well in the World Sevens Series, which is a big stepping stone to the Rio Olympics. Their team will also stay on in Singapore for a few days after the tournament to assist in coaching clinics and to help promote grassroots rugby.”

Overseas fans visiting Singapore can expect to rock, ruck and rumble in the two-day rugby carnival. Besides rocking to world-class DJ and musical acts integrated with the rucks, tackles and spectacular tries inside the world’s biggest dome structure, spectators can enjoy fun-filled activities and great food and beverage options for the whole family around the Sports Hub.

Two-day passes for adults range from SGD 50 to SGD 150, while kids under 12 pay only SGD 2 for Category Two and Three tickets. All prices exclude booking fees and are available at www.singapore7s.sg.

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Information and images as kindly provided by Fiji Airways & Empower Marketing.

It has been 5 years since I attended a rugby tournament…
Maybe it’s time for us to attend one while checking out the activities and Sports Hub 😀