If you’re an avid sports fan then taking an away day and travelling around the UK to support your team may be nothing new to you but when was the last time you went on tour of a new country to support them? This article will explore the options.
Types of Tours
Going on tour is one of the best and most rewarding experiences for anyone interested in Rugby, so don’t settle for watching your team from a sports bar in Spain somewhere, take your holiday to them and watch them battle their way through from the stands yourself.
There’s a large choice of tours available to join and which one you pick depends on what you’re looking for. One of the most prestigious events in the calendar is the British and Irish Lions tour and this year they travel to Australia for some great games. On all the tours you have the option to book just the hotel and tickets and arrange your own flights, or you can leave everything up to the tour operator. For all three test matches this year you can book hotel and match tickets from just 639 pp, or booking with flights will bump the price up to 6589pp. That’s quite an outlay so a better option may be the Hong Kong weekend with The Lions facing off against The Barbarians, this will cost just 1645 pp including flights.
One of the most popular tours is the irb 7s, which is truly a world class event hosting matches in some of the best and most exotic locations around the world. This year’s competition see the World Series take place in Dubai in December and what better opportunity and excuse to escape the British winter to take in some sun and rugby. The games will be played at The Sevens Stadium, a huge stadium complex comprising seven pitches purpose built in the desert. For those with a good memory the Rugby World Cup Sevens was hosted here in 2009.
If 2013 is too soon then take a look at the 2014 competition which will take place in Las Vegas in February. You’ll be benefiting from the same great competition, a great holiday and you’ll also be able to take advantage of the Las Vegas strip and perhaps win big just like your team on the pitch. A little later in the year the Cathay Pacific HSBC Hong Kong Sevens takes place in March, which is the highlight of the calendar for all Sevens events and one not to be missed. It’s an annual pilgrimage for supporters across the globe so book your tickets early if you want a place.
In conclusion the irb 7s rugby tours are one of the best sports tours around and whether you’re a die-hard fan or new to the sport, you are sure to greatly enjoy the experience of cheering on a team abroad. With the flexibility of being able to book your own flights and mix and match the matches you attend, the tours cater for all budgets making it as easy as possible to cheer your team abroad.