Vancouver based B.C. Place Stadium has been chosen as the venue for Rugby Sevens match in the coming year.
Canada faced serious opposition from as many as twenty bidding nations to host the 2-day event that is scheduled to be hosted in 2016 March. The event will feature sixteen of world’s leading Men’s 7 squads.
The Canada campaign was spearheaded by erstwhile President & CEO of 2010 Vancouver 2010 Olympics John Furlong & -Gareth Rees, the erstwhile captain of Canada rugby, who is also an honourable inductee of World Rugby Hall of Fame.
“Vancouver is one of the most renowned event venues & a great city with immense track record on housing incredible events, such as Olympic 2010 Winter Games”, stated Bernard Lapasset, the honourable chairman of World Rugby.
“It’s very inclusion within the stellar rugby series venues is excellent for the players, amazing for the fans & fantastic for ongoing prosperity & development of the game of rugby here at Canada as well as across the world.”
The complete roster of the host cities scheduled for 7s Tour would be declared this month.
“Congrats to Rugby Canada & Canada Sevens for their selection as the hosts of Rugby World Sevens to be held at Vancouver in 2016 March”, read a happy tweet from honourable P.M. Stephen Harper.”
The men’s rugby event arrives on heels of the country being picked to host a venue for Rugby World Women’s 7s Series that would be held at Langford. B.C., commencing in 2015 April. And it arrives amidst a great spotlight on 7s that would debut in Summer Olympics 2016.
According to news, the 2014-2015 men’s rugby 7s series would feature stops in several places including Dubai, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England, Scotland, Japan, Hong Kong & the U.S.