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Sevens Heaven!

PUBLISHED: 12:34 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:36 09 June 2017

12 international European teams will compete in the Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s

12 international European teams will compete in the Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s

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The rugby doesn’t stop for the summer in Devon as two fantastic tournaments come this way…and you could WIN a special prize to be there!

The biggest rugby sevens festival in the South West returns to Exeter on 15 and 16 July, with 12 international European teams competing in the Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s at Sandy Park and up to 50 teams playing in the SW Rugby 7s at Topsham Sports Ground.

Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s

Thousands of spectators have packed Sandy Park for the previous two Exeter 7s events and this year’s tournament is set to be even bigger and better, with more rugby and entertainment on offer for fans.

The Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s is the final leg of the Rugby Europe Sevens Series, which got underway in Russia on 3 and 4 June.

Sevens events around the world have gained a reputation for having a carnival atmosphere, and the Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s promises to deliver this with a Wild West fancy dress theme, with some great prizes on offer for the best costumes, a ‘fanzone’ with rugby-themed activation and family fun, plus a Real Ale & Cider festival in association with Heineken and Otter Brewery. There will also be live music on Saturday evening, with Exeter band Basher Tate keeping the party going at Sandy Park.

Tickets for the Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s are available to buy at sandypark.co.uk/sevens

SW Rugby 7s

Topsham Sports Ground will play host to 7s teams from across the UK in both men’s and women’s competitions.

Topsham Sports Ground will also host the South West play-offs of England Rugby’s 24/Sevens Series. The winners of eight other sevens tournaments in the South West will compete in Exeter for a place in the National final, hosted by England Rugby.

There are limited team spaces left in all the tournaments. Find out more about the competition at swrugby7s.co.uk or on social media twitter.com/swrugby7s facebook.com/swrugby7s

Friday Entertainment

In addition to the sporting action across the weekend, Sandy Park will host a launch night for the Wild West Real Ale & Cider Festival on Friday 14 July. Tickets for this event are priced at £7 and include a commemorative half pint cup, three x half pints and live music from Not the Cowboys.

Tickets are available at sandypark.co.uk/book

Win accommodation in one of the luxurious new beach huts at the Cary Arms Win accommodation in one of the luxurious new beach huts at the Cary Arms

WIN a weekend at the Exeter 7s with overnight accommodation!

One lucky Devon Life reader can win a weekend pass for two to the Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s with lunch on both Saturday and Sunday, plus one night’s accommodation and breakfast for two in one of the luxurious new beach huts at the Cary Arms in Babbacombe.

For the chance to win this fantastic prize, simply e-mail the answer of the following question to sevens@sandypark.co.uk

Who won Gold in the Rugby 7s at the Rio Olympics 2016?

a) Team GB b) Fiji c) New Zealand

Competition terms and conditions:

• Prize is not for resale and is non-transferable

• Entrance is not open to employees of Exeter Rugby Club, Archant or the Cary Arms

• Prize is subject to availability

• Accommodation is for one night (15 July, 2017)

• Closing date is 30 June and the winner will be notified w/c 3 July

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