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HSBC London Sevens, Twickenham Stadium - May 2016

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The HSBC World Rugby London Sevens returns to Twickenham this May and this year, for the first time ever, Twickenham Stadium will be transformed into a festival of food and rugby and will be populated by local and artisan food vendors, celebrating amazing gastronomic delights from all of the competing nations and providing hands-on culinary demonstrations.

The current London Sevens titleholders are the United States, who beat Australia in the final at Twickenham on 17 May 2015. This was the first time the USA took the title since the start of the series in 2001. By comparison, New Zealand have taken the title no less than 5 times (including 2013 & 2014), so would normally be considered the favourites, followed closely by England who have taken the title an impressive 3 times. Other strong contenders include South Africa and Fiji who have each taken the title twice previously. Of course, all the teams will be setting their sights on the prize and with other strong competitors including Australia, Somoa and now the United States, we’re certainly expecting fierce competition this year.

As usual, Act Sharp will be there to provide top quality live entertainment and we’ll have some amazing bands providing live music throughout the course of the day, both in the main fan village area and also in the Ruck & Maul bar.

On the 21st May, we'll have Twickenham regulars The Indiestructibles entertaining folks in the Ruck & Maul Bar and The Indulgence 4 piece joining in with the fun in the West Car Park.

Then, on the 22nd, we're switching out Indulgence for another Twickenham favourite - Alvin & the Hip Monks!

Two days of great food, great live entertainment and a major rugby event thrown into the mix – now that’s what I call a fantastic weekend!

The London Sevens is an annual rugby sevens tournament held at Twickenham Stadium in London. It is part of the World Rugby Sevens Series, and since the 2011–12 series has been the last tournament of each season. London will also be the last time some of the teams will compete before stepping out in Brazil for the 2016 Olympics.

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