Welcome to the Hottest 7s in the World
GET SET FOR THE HARD HITS AND FURIOUS PACE AS DARWIN PLAYS HOST TO FIRST CLASS RUGBY SEVENS ACTION AT RUGBY PARK MARRARA – THE HOTTEST SEVENS IN THE WORLD 16-17 NOVEMBER 2019.
Beginning in 1989 as the Territory 7’s, the event has grown in popularity and size. The tournament’s profile has lifted with high profile teams from New Zealand, Fiji, Singapore, Hong Kong, Borneo, Japan, Kenya, South Africa and Australia’s elite teams having participated in the event.
In 2007 the tournament introduced a women’s competition. The standard of the women’s competition has grown enormously over the years to the extent that in 2016 there were current and former Wallaroos playing in various teams. In recognition of this increase in standard the prize money for the women’s major trophy, The Jabiru, will be raised in 2019 to $18,000 AUD with a total prize pool of $28,000 AUD for the women’s competition making it the largest such prize pool in Australia.
With a total prize pool of $86,000, the Hottest Sevens In The World is the richest tournament in the southern hemisphere.
The support of the Northern Territory Government since 2009 has been pivotal. This investment has seen the profile of Sevens grow and in maintaining the lucrative prize purse, the tournament continues to attract high calibre interstate and international competition.
This year we have changed the date to November. It will still be the Hottest Sevens in the World, but it is also a better time of the year for visitors to get out and see the region or even go camping or fishing before the wet season sets in.