On 8 and 9 June, 42 teams will be participating in the tournament including teams from Italy, Romania, Hong Kong, France and Portugal, with 1,000 players all coming together for the competition.

The main competition matches will be held at the Vila Real de Santo António municipal stadium, while the Open Men, Open Women, Veterans, U18 Men and Touch Rugby will all be held at the sports complex.

“The first edition of Algarve 7’s was important for our local economy. We are very pleased to receive the tournament again in Vila Real de Santo António and we hope this partnership will continue “, says Conceição Cabrita, Mayor of VRSA.

For José Diogo de Moraes, director of Sports Ventures, “the support of the City Council has been essential from day one. This year, the Portuguese Rugby Federation is a key partner as well. I believe that all the ingredients are in place for the success of the initiative.
He added: “Our goal is for Algarve 7’s to be an authentic Rugby Festival. Entrance is free and we want Vila Real de Santo António to be full over the weekend at this great event”.

“The Algarve 7s is quickly establishing itself as the best and most entertaining rugby sevens international tournament in Europe,” said the organisers.

“For 2019 we expect the event to attract even more and better sevens teams in all competitions. Off the pitch there will also be several side events making sure the Algarve Sevens experience is as intensive off the pitch as on the pitch!”
Entry to watch the tournament is free on 8 and 9 June. For further information please visit www.algarve7’s.com