International Interest Takes Million Dollar Scrum to New Dates
Philadelphia, Pa - May 25, 2019 - For Immediate Release
S7 rugby announces that due to a surge in interest from teams all around the world, voting will be extended for the Million Dollar Scrum, and the date of the contest has been pushed back as well. "Word of our unique event has spread in ways that surprised many of us in a very good way" said David Niu, S7 President. "We have been inundated with requests by teams currently registered in the contest, along with those wanting to join in on the fun to consider extending the contest and moving the event date to accommodate many US based team's existing rugby 7s schedules and commitments. There has also been a spike in international interest that means extra time may be required to coordinate travel as well. Our goal has been to be as inclusive as possible, and to cooperate as best we can with the whole rugby community. With this in mind we are excited to announce these changes."
Teams may continue to register and join in the online voting competition at www.s7rugby.com. The deadline to vote has been extended to 11:59 pm est on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The Million Dollar Scrum on-field head to head matches will now be staged on Saturday, July 6, 2019 and become part of the Independence Day Holiday festivities all around Las Vegas.
We can also confirm that S7 has secured an exciting Las Vegas venue to showcase the Million Dollar Scrum that we are certain that all competing teams, in stadia fans, and those tuning in to the worldwide broadcast will be able to enjoy all the action. Standby for an announcement after the Memorial Day Weekend.
To date, the most spirited voting has occurred within the women's and men's club level/senior divisions. More than 10,000 votes have been registered in the category so far. Along with nationwide interest in the USA, teams have registered from such far-away lands as Fiji, Bermuda and Mexico, with teams slugging it out via the online competition.
"We have also seen teams sign up from England, Australia, and New Zealand," Niu points out, "and we expect several other countries to join in shortly. Moreover, this is a strong indicator that we are on the right track with our innovative long-form approach to rugby 7s." Matches will be staged in the S7 format of four by twelve minute quarters for the the Senior and College divisions, with a slightly shorter time limit for the Collegiate and High School teams that will compete on July 6.
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