Confirmed teams for the Limerick World Club 7s Festival include Saracens, New South Wales Waratahs, Stade Français, Moscow, Auckland, New York, Vancouver, South Africa's Blue Bulls and Western Province, and Munster Rugby.
The inaugural Limerick World Club 7s Festival is taking place at Thomond Park the weekend before this year's World Club 7s event in Twickenham with many of the same teams taking part in both, meaning that travelling fans will get four days of superb 7s in one week!
"Thomond Park Stadium is delighted to play its part in hosting Limerick World Club 7s this August," says John Cantwell, Stadium Director of Thomond Park Stadium, "and this top class event will provide an exciting additional must-see experience to our calendar of events at Thomond Park and will also deliver significant economic and social benefits to Limerick and the region.
"This tournament has the potential to become one of the leading international 7s rugby competitions in the world on an annual basis and to further endorse Limerick and the region as a hotbed of rugby and a centre of sporting excellence."
As well as the legendary facilities at Thomond Park, visitors to Limerick World Club 7s are invited to enjoy the events happening throughout Limerick, as this is a citywide festival, not just a rugby tournament.
Limerick City and County Manager Conn Murray is very pleased to welcome the inaugural Limerick World Club 7s Festival to the city. "We are looking forward to welcoming visitors and guests from all over the country and further afield this year, and for the next four years, and to showcasing everything about our vibrant and welcoming city."
This calibre of club 7s has never been seen on this island before. 7s tournaments are loved all over the world for their cosmopolitan international flair and sense of entertainment and fun.
Daily ticket prices will cover the whole day, with special limited ticket offers of kids tickets from €5 per day or €10 per weekend, and adults from €12.50 per day, €20 per weekend. Tickets for the World Club Sevens Series are available from Ticketmaster and from all usual outlets including Thomond Park Stadium, or by phoning:
0818 719 300 - Republic of Ireland Customers
0844 847 2455 - Northern Ireland Customers
00 353 1456 9569 - International Customers
Sat 9th August 2014, matches from 11.30 - 18.45 (stadium open from 10.30)
Sunday 10th August 2014, matches from 11.30 - 17.30 (stadium open from 10.30)