World Rugby Classic in Bermuda
If you are a tourist and don’t care much about the game or do not understand it well enough, you will still be able to greatly enjoy the ambience in and around the ground.
There is virtually a big party that goes on there, and you can freely mix around with people and sometimes even with the players.
So how did the World Rugby Classic start in Bermuda and who participate in this event?
This event has mainly followed the footsteps of the Easter Rugby Classic which used to be a great platform for famed international players to participate and mix with each other. However, since the players started leaving the Easter Rugby Classic for various reasons, Bermuda took the opportunity to create such a similar platform for international teams.
World Rugby Classic in Bermuda
The whole idea was to keep providing opportunities to the great players who have ended their international professional careers. So you can expect a lot of senior players participating in the competition representing their respective countries. However, do not assume that seniors mean they are out of form or out of their zeal and love for the game. Imagine what happens if a player is dropped from the country's international team. Does his love for the game, his camaraderie and potential all end as well?
So, Bermuda World Rugby Classic started providing a great platform to such senior players. The players can come in and show their skills in a truly international competition, and at the same time have a great platform to mix around with their fellow international players.
Over the years many teams representing their countries have participated in the World Rugby Classic competition. There have been teams from England, U.S, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Uruguay, etc.
The event also holds Women’s International and a match between Bermuda and the Caribbean.
One of the biggest attractions during this Classic Week is the opportunity for all including players and spectators to mix around after the matches. The locals and the visitors have whole night parties over drinks and chats. There are member tents put up behind the goal lines where members and guests enjoy sit down lunch, dinner, and an open bar in the evenings serving wine and drinks. The players facility known as the Classic Club is set up at the Touchline that includes meals and drinks at reduced prices. There are also entry passes for general admissions - Per game ($25) and for the whole week ($225).
The inauguration of the event is celebrated by a grand roadshow on the Bermudiana street at Hamilton with Gombey Dancing and DJs playing music. The roadside restaurants there offer great menus with discounted prices.
2011 Schedules for World Rugby Classic Bermuda
First Round Matches: Nov 6, 2011 - Nov 7, 2011
Semi Finals: Nov 9, 2011 and Nov 10, 2011
Final: Nov 12, 2011
President (General Inquiries): 441/295-6574
Classic Administrator: 441/278-1446
Check out the website www.worldrugby.bm for further details.
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