As far as high octane team sporting experiences go, you can’t get much better than Rugby 7s; the fast-paced, turbo-charged version of rugby union is good for two things: heaps of tries, and heaps of fun. And with the HSBC Sydney 7s tournament looming large once again, what better time for a refresher than now?
Part of the larger World Rugby Sevens Series, the HSBC Sydney 7s tournament is set to go down in the New South Wales capital at Spotless Stadium from February 1st until the 3rd, bringing countries from all over the world to vie for the tournament crown.
And while the Australian side isn’t in the most spectacular of form in the 2018-19 season thus far, they’ll certainly be keen to defend the title they won on home soil last year, when they shut out South Africa 29-0 to claim the Sydney leg of the series.
Last year’s tournament produced an ocean of highlights too numerous to mention in full. Fortunately this highlights video neatly narrows down the mountain of tries scored to the seven absolute best, including the unfathomable leg speed of American Perry Baker and an absolute scorcher from Australia’s own John Porch.
Not enough for you there? Wind the clock back to this collection from the 2016 tournament, which is punctuated by Greg Jeloudev running about as fast as a fighter jet after being set up by one of the most bone-crunching tackle breaks you’re ever likely to see in any sport.
How’s the ridiculous strength to ride that double tackle out and still keep powering forward? CLANGGGGGG.
Massive stuff. And there’s really only more coming in this year’s tournament.
Plus if you’re keen to get more rugby into your eyeballs (and who wouldn’t be?), you have the chance to win flights, accommodation, a 3-day VIP pass and $500 daily spending money to watch the 2019 Hong Kong Rugby 7s in Hong Kong this April. All you’ve gotta do is sign up for a HSBC Everyday Global Account between January 21st and March 1st and you’ll be in the running.
Tickets for the Sydney tournament are on sale right now. You can suss all the appropriate info from the HSBC Sydney 7s website. Get around it, sportsfans!Image: Getty Images / Bradley Kanaris