HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2022: Guide to the Best Rugby & Family Activities
With the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2022 confirmed, 16 top-quality men’s teams locked in, and tickets on sale, we can breathe a collective sigh of relief and start looking forward to two fantastic days of rugby on the field and some fantastic activities off the pitch from April 9-10 at the National Stadium at Singapore Sports Hub.
Here is a guide to some of the most spectacular family-friendly activities and events at the HSBC Singapore Sevens 2022!
(Feature Photo Credit: HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens)
Aside from following and cheering on all 16 teams in action, seeing if the Blitzboke will maintain their undefeated start to the HSBC World Series 2022 season will keep fans glued to the games. The South Africans are also defending their Singapore Sevens crown which they won in 2019. Last time around, there was a record high attendance with over 56,000 spectators witnessing the action across the weekend which eventually saw South Africa lift the title after beating fan-favourites Fiji in a 20-19 thriller.
Japan is the only Asian representation this weekend, while perennial favourites and Olympic champions Fiji, 2020 Series Champion and World Cup Sevens holder, New Zealand, return to action after having missed earlier rounds of the Series due to travel complications.
What Activities are at the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2022?
The Singapore leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is dubbed the Family Sevens, and there are an array of family-friendly activities on offer to keep everyone entertained!
Beyond the action on the field of play for the two days at the National Stadium, rugby fans can also participate in a range of exciting activities at the 100PLUS Promenade.
Come and join in on the bouncy castle or lounge back and enjoy the movie screenings. If music is your buzz, then be entertained with live performances from local bands, Jive Talkin’, Zouk DJ, and Jeremy Boon, who are sure to crank up the energy levels with their distinctive and upbeat beat and tunes this April 2022!
Fun Zone @ Singapore Sevens 2022
The Family Sevens offers the ultimate family weekend and a line-up of entertainment and activities suitable for all ages:
- Movie @ 7s – Kick back and enjoy movies on the giant screen with Sonic the Hedgehog headlining a great selection of family entertainment. You might even be lucky and get to meet them! For the younger kids, the quirky gang of Oddbods will also be making an appearance at the Sevens – be entertained by the charming antics of Pogo, Fuse and Bubbles as they laugh, trick and trip their way through life. (Located at Gate 22)
- Bounce @ 7s – If you need to spend some of that boundless energy – the Singapore Sevens has its own inflatable playground with slides, trampolines and bouncy castles! (Located at Gate 2)
- Kids Drop-off – This dedicated kids-only area at the Stadium is for 4-7-year-olds, and lets them participate in arts and crafts, as well enjoy some classic favourite children’s programmes. (Located at Gate 22)
You can also visit the activities and grab exclusive memorabilia in the Sponsors Zone or buy exclusive merchandise from your favourite team (Located at the West Zone, between Gate 23 and 1).
Live Music at the Sevens
One of Singapore’s favourite bands – Jive Talkin’ and popular DJ Jeremy Boon – will be performing on Sunday 10th April in the evening at the National Stadium!
Jive Talkin’ – Has performed together with some of the world’s most famous musicians such as B.B. King, Kenny G, Gloria Estefan & the Miami Sound Machine, James Ingram and Def Leppard. Kick back or get moving to their wide repertoire from Rock ‘n’ Roll, Pop-Rock, Soul, Reggae, R&B, and so much more!
Live Music – Zouk’s pioneer resident DJ, Jeremy Boon will be entertaining the crowd on Sunday! With regular features on Japan’s Modaista J-Wave 81.3FM, Singapore electronic music radio station, LUSH 99.5 FM and even a spot on the revered Worldwide Show on BBC Radio One, he has performed at Ibiza, Japan & Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival in Sete.
Meet The Legendary Rugby Players at the Singapore Sevens 2022
Fijian great Waisale Serevi, and recently retired Canadian Nathan Hirayama – will be at the Singapore Sevens in 2022.
World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Waisale Serevi is regarded as ‘The King of Sevens’ for his stunning contribution to the game as a player and coach. He scored 1,310 points in the World Rugby Sevens Series for Fiji and has a record 297 points in the Rugby World Cup Sevens tournaments.
The five-time Cup winner at the Hong Kong Sevens, Serevi also steered Fiji to their first world series title in his first year as player-coach in 2005-2006! The man was unplayable at times.
Serevi said: “Rugby has been my true North since the age of 10. It has forged my character and filled my soul. I am humbled and proud to have worn the Fiji jersey for 21 years. The game gave me much and I will spend the rest of my days giving back to the game.”
Nathan Hirayama, Canada’s playmaker for so many years exemplifies the values of the game of sevens rugby, on and off the pitch. With a fearless reputation, he has tackled the biggest names but also side-stepped the best opponents.
“It’s been an honour to wear the maple leaf on my chest and to have been able to compete against the world’s best, alongside my friends. I’ll always care deeply about this game, and I’m looking forward to supporting the next/future gen of rugby players both here in Canada and around the world, however, I can” added Hirayama.
Ticket Sales- HSBC Singapore Sevens 2022
Tickets to the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2022 are on sale as of 10 am on 3rd April 2022
- Youth tickets from Singapore Dollar S$25
- Adult tickets from Singapore Dollar S$49
Follow the official ticket sales link to grab yours today!
Safety is a Priority at the Singapore Sevens
A series of Safe Management Measures (SMM) will be implemented and enforced throughout the event to provide spectators with a safe and enjoyable experience. Please check the information online as well as the FAQ.
We can’t wait to be there and soak it all in. With two days of jam-packed action, filled with activities for the whole family and surprises in store.
Singapore has also eased restrictions as of April 1, 2022, which means it is relatively easy for international visitors to visit and enjoy the Sevens with fewer entry requirements.
Rugby Sevens News
- HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2022 Tickets.
- Hong Kong Sevens Teams to Compete Overseas.
- Emirates Dubai Sevens Rugby 2022 dates confirmed.
- Asia Rugby Sevens Men’s Trophy 2021 – Thailand.