Scots Make it 100 for World Rugby Festival

WEDNESDAY, 9 JANUARY 2008

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WORLD SIGNS UP FOR BIGGEST RUGBY FESTIVAL AS SCOTS MAKE IT 100

With seven months still to go 100 rugby teams from around the world have signed up for the 17th Air New Zealand Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival, which will be staged in Edinburgh in September this year.

Gavin Hastings, Scotland’s all-time Rugby World Cup record point scorer and Ambassador of the 2008 Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival said: “We set a target of 150 teams coming to Edinburgh in September, so reaching 100 entries this early on is great news. Edinburgh is well on track for delivering the world’s biggest rugby festival.”

“We’ve got teams coming from Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Cook Islands, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland and USA.

Contact: Leon Thompson
Phone: 0131 472 2312
Email: leon.thompson@eventscotland.org
Website: http://www.EventScotland.org