Posted on April 08, 2016

The finals series of the ‘2016 – Qatar Rugby Sevens Championship League’ will kick off on Saturday April 9th at the Aspire Warm Up Track. The finals will show case seven teams in six matches; each match lasting ONLY 14 minutes – (seven minutes each half). The first match of the Inaugural league kicked off on the 6th of February as part of a move to widen the appeal of what is becoming one of the world’s most popular sports. With its induction into the Rio Olympics later this year Rugby (2015) was rated the third most watched sport worldwide just behind FIFA and the Summer Olympics.

Come Saturday evening after eight weeks of exhilarating action seven teams will battle for Rugby Supremacy. Camels 1 have claimed the minor premiership title with their undefeated rankings but can they win the Championship Cup? The fixture will start at 6.00pm with the quarter-finals between Hurricanes and Al Khor, while Camels 2 will lock horns with Lions. The winners of these matches will meet each other in a playoff and for a chance to challenge Camels 1 and earn the title “2016 - Qatar Rugby Sevens Champions”. The losers will be relegated to the Plate finals while CAN-Q and the Blue Falcons have already booked themselves a Bowl final.

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Saturday’s finals fever formalities will attract VIP’s and dignitaries including H.E. Minister of Energy & Industry - Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al Sada, President - Aspire Zone Foundation – Mr. Hilal Al Kuwar, the General Manager of Katara – Dr. Khalid Bin Ibrahim Sulaiti, Vice Chairman of the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Mr. Mohamed bin Tawar al-Kuwari, CEO Eng. Qatar Fuel WOQOD – Mr. Ibrahim Al Kuwari, the Events Manager @ Aspire Foundation Zone - Mr. Abdullah Al Khater, media channels Al Kass news, and Al Rayyan TV. 

The event will also be attended by sponsors, spectators, families and friends. The evening will provide entertainment and side attractions including gifts and giveaways. A competition is in motion of the best finals picture by any would be photographer. Gates open at 3pm and entry is free to all.

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Click to view the finals schedule chart and the final competition standings.