THE ANNUAL BENIDORM INTERNATIONAL RUGBY SEVENS has been run since 1987, and is organised by Villajoyosa Rugby Club (La Vila) with the support of Villajoyosa and Benidorm Councils, Tourist Board Costa Blanca and the Spanish Rugby Union.
It attracts the growong support of National and Club sides of the highest level, such as FIJI, NEW ZEALAND, FRANCE, ENGLAND, WALES, USA and CANADA, who all participate in the WORLD SEVENS SERIES, where Benidorm is aiming to take part from 2010 as ell as bidding to host the European Championships from 2008
The tournament´s aim is to promote all levels of Rugby in Spain and on the Costa Blanca. The three day competition is divided into two levels of Rugby: INTERNATIONAL SIDES & CLUBS
All matches are played at VILLAJOYOSA Stadium, very near Motorway Exit nº 66 where there is adequate parking, bar and catering facilities.
Over the three days Friday Staurday and Sunday there are 64 games of Rugby played by the 32 sides competing.
All sides start in a league, the top two teams going trough to a knock out competition, culminating on Sunday with the finals.
Social activities include a Friday evening Welcome cocktail for all participants and after the Tournament,on the Sunday evening, a reception for the presentation of trophies.