BURY St Edmunds Rugby Club are gearing up for a day of fast, furious and electrifying world class rugby after being selected to host one of the most prestigious rugby Sevens tournaments in the UK this May.
The club’s hugely successful annual ULR Rugby Sevens Tournament which this year will take place on Sunday, 6 May, at the Haberden ground, has been selected by the Super Sevens Series to be the first of four tournaments in the Series for 2012.
Now in its fourth year, the tournament has enjoyed a strong reputation and with national and premiership club rugby teams participating along with the kudos of being part of the Super Sevens Series this year, the event promises to be better than ever.
Premiership giants Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints have already confirmed their places in the 16-team tournament and Mike Robinson, chairman of the Bury rugby club, who spoke of his pride at the selection, believes it will be one of the best sporting spectacles the region will witness this year.
“It’s an honour for Bury St Edmunds RUFC to be selected as a Super Sevens Series venue and testament to the growing success year on year of our ULR Sevens Tournament,” he said.
“The quality of the rugby is always outstanding and for anyone who loves the game it’s a chance to see world class players playing in East Anglia.
“Many of the players who play in the tournament go on to be full internationals so it is a genuine chance for fans to see the stars of the future.
“It is definitely exciting for everyone, not only at the club but in East Anglia and will go some way to putting us on the map and prove that rugby is thriving in this region.
“I would urge any fan who lives in East Anglia to come along because it promises to be one of the best sporting spectacles in the region this year.”
The full line-up of participating teams and sporting celebrity guest to present the winning trophy will be announced on April 1. Tickets for the event, which last year attracted over 2000 spectators are £7 per adult, £3 for U16s and free for Under 5. For the latest information on this event visit www.bserufc.co.uk