The action at the Heineken Hottest 7’s in the World won’t just be restricted to the field at Rugby Park, with a wide range of events schedule to coincide with the scorching weekend of sevens rugby.
Fans can catch all of the Ruby Park action on the Heineken Super Screen; the 40 square metre screen will broadcast all of the larger-than life tries and action from the weekend’s festivities.
Amongst all the great rugby action on Sunday January 22 will be performances from the local Rix Kix Dance Troop who wowed many at the 2011 Arafura Games Opening Ceremony where they performed as back-up dancers for Jessica Mauboy.
The most exciting development at the Hottest 7’s in the World could well be the introduction of the “Heineken Catch a Bomb” contest; a huge hit a last season’s Queensland Reds Super Rugby games. Contestants will be selected from the crowd and asked to catch footballs shot into the air by the ball cannon. To stay in the competition contestants must continue to catch the bombs longer than the other competitors. The winner will receive his or her height in Heineken beer.
In an event strictly for the really big boys; the Tight5 games will also provide an exciting addition to the weekend’s proceedings. Participants in the Tight5’s will all be tipping the scales at over 100kg. Allowing rugby forwards sometime in the spotlight during a competition usually reserved for the fast and tricky wizardry of backs. There won’t be the usual flair and speed of a sevens game but there is sure to be brutal power in abundance.
The youngsters will not miss out the fun either will with a designated children’s play area. The Heineken Hottest 7s in the World promises to be an exciting and entertaining weekend of rugby action for young and old.