Vancouver will be hosting yet another world class sporting event this spring, and the Shark Club sports bar is your destination whether you want a few pre-game drinks or a home base to take in a few matches – and you don’t need to be a seasoned rugby fan to get in on the fun.
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Part of the reason Vancouver was such a no-brainer choice as a host city is the fact that Canada’s roster is full of home grown BC talent – including Richmond’s Nathan Hirayama, who currently sits second overall for most points scored this season.
The official schedule can be found here – Canada plays at 12:04pm vs Wales, 3:40pm vs Australia, and wraps up at the day at 7:28pm vs Russia on Saturday. Sunday’s schedule is determined by the results on Saturday.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the World Rugby Sevens Series:
- The 2015 – 2016 edition of the series includes ten tournaments hosted at worldwide locations – Vancouver plays host March 12 & 13.
- 16 teams compete for points at each of the tournaments, with winners in the Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield crowned at each venue.
- Along with naming a end-of-series champion based on total points, the Rugby Sevens Series also acts as an Olympic qualifier for the four top ranked teams.
- Sevens Rugby is the newest sport to be added to the Olympic Roster – it will debut in Rio this summer.
- Sevens matches are considerably shorter than the regular 15-man rugby matches – consisting of just two halves lasting 7 minutes each.
- The Rugby Sevens Series is the perfect time to be as weird & wild as you want – rugby fans are known for ‘fancy dress’ – which is essentially whatever crazy costume they can come up with: