Rugby Sevens attracts 16 of the best teams from all over the world and is all about the lucky number seven. Seven players per team, seven minutes per half and seven points for a converted try. When John told me the game was only 14 minutes long I asked how could they possibly score in such a short time. Watch...it's a fast, exciting game he told me as I rolled my eyes. we arrived while the 3rd game was in progress. I opened up the Official Program handed out at the entrance and saw the page for keeping score. I figured I might as well keep score to give me something to do and pass the time. The 16 teams would play 3 times before the quarter finals which didn't start until 8pm. It was going to be a long and boring day.
It turned out that the 14 minute game was perfect for someone like me with a short attention span. The games moved fast. There was a lot of action on the field and points racked up on both sides or games were shut out with England, new Zealand, Fiji and South Africa coming out on top after the first 3 games. The surprise was Somoa, who took the championship the year before, was tied with South Africa but because of total points scored, Somoa wasn't ranked first.
The fans at the game are great. People wore costumes, carried around bigs heads, wore capes and some wore almost nothing at all.
|Big Tony loves his Bud Light|
|For two days these guys took pictures with all the women. They won the prize for the most photographed|
|I do NOT have a big head and think I'm great.|
|Let me know when it's my turn in the audition for The Godfather|
|How can you tell if you've had too much to drink? You ask people to pop things against your forehead. He would tell them "use your flat, open hand...not your fist"|
|Fijians wore big hair, sunglasses and blue costumes.|