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SBD Global/September 13, 2012/Events and Attractions

Rugby Sevens Will Offer Cheap Tickets For World Cup Moscow To Help Boost Interest

Rugby union chiefs "hope to attract a new wave of Russian fans" to the sport by offering tickets for next year's World Cup Sevens in Moscow at what they say are "competitive" prices, according to the AFP. Fans will be able to watch the June 28-30 event at the Luzhniki Olympic Park for as little as $5 per day, with a three-day pass costing $8. Rugby Sevens for both men and women will make its Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The Olympic acceptance "has bolstered the belief of Int'l Rugby Board officials that the cut-down version of the 15 per side game is the best way of taking rugby union beyond its traditional heartlands," centred on the British Isles, France and the southern hemisphere nations of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand (AFP, 9/12).
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