La Manga’s premier Rugby Tournament: 10 – 11 June 2016
Welcome to the inaugural La Manga Rugby Sevens taking place over the 10-11 June 2016.
This new event joins the already established Soccer Sixes and Netball Sevens to make it a truly great festival experience. With more sports, more people and more parties, 2016 promises to be an epic year!
- Wales most capped centre with 70 caps and 100 points.
- 5th equal record try scorer for Wales.
- Over 100 appearances for Cardiff Blues scoring 140 points.
Tom ‘ Shanks’ Shanklin is a former Welsh rugby union player who played Outside Centre for Cardiff Blues and Wales. He is Wales’ most-capped centre and played club rugby for London Welsh and then Saracens, before joining Cardiff Blues in 2003.
The son of Jim Shanklin who won four caps for Wales, Tom played for Wales at Under 19, Under 21 and Wales A levels and made his first international appearance for the senior side against Japan in Tokyo in the summer of 2001, scoring two tries. He made his debut in the Six Nations Championship against France in 2001 32 years after his father Jim had won his first international cap against the same opponents.
At first Shanklin was regarded as a “super sub” in the Welsh side, but later established himself in the starting lineup. He produced some notable performances in the 2004 Autumn internationals, scoring eight tries in the four games. This included four tries against Romania and a spectacular try against New Zealand.
Skanks was capped a total of 70 times for Wales and was included in two Lions squads but, unfortunately, did not make an appearance in either due to injury. He retired in 2011 due to an ongoing knee injury.
- Over 50 caps for England scoring 100 points.
- 303 caps for Sale Sharks with almost 600 points.
- The all time top try scorer in the Aviva Premiership with 90 trys.
Mark “Frank” Cueto is a former English international player who played on the wing for Sale Sharks and England.
Mark made his début for Sale Sharks against Bristol Shoguns in 2001 and went onto win the European Challenge Cup twice in the next 5 years Cueto helped Sale Sharks to top the league in the 2005/06 season and carry that form through to win the season ending play-offs, scoring a try as they beat Leicester Tigers in the final, to become Premiership champions for the first time.
On the international scene, Mark made his England debut in November 2004 against Canada at Twickenham scoring two tries. He went onto win 50 caps including playing in the 2007 world cup final against France where he infamously had a try disallowed by the smallest of margins. Mark was also capped by the British and Irish Lions during their 2005 tour of New Zealand.
Mark announced his retirement from the game aged 35 at the end of 2014/2015 season.
La Manga Club is a 5 star holiday resort located in Murcia, southern Spain. Built in 1972, the club has seen rapid expansion and now boasts a wealth of facilities making it 3 times the size of Monaco.
Seeing is believing at La Manga Club; 8 full size football / rugby pitches, up to 10 netball courts, 28 tennis courts, 2 cricket pitches, 3 golf courses, gym, spa, outdoor and indoor pools, a 5 star hotel, over 35 bars and restaurants – the list is endless. You truly get a world class experience at La Manga Club and with the resort situated just 30 minutes from the nearest airport (Murcia) and only an hour from Alicante, La Manga Club is accessible from the UK in under 3 hours.
11:15 COACH TRANSFERS BEGIN TO THE SPORTS GROUNDS
12:15 LA MANGA NETBALL SEVENS ALL STARS V SURREY STORM
12:15 GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPTS
13:00 GAMES BEGIN
16:00 COACH TRANSFERS BEGIN TO LAS LOMAS
19:00 EVENING EVENTS
09:15 COACH TRANSFERS BEGIN TO THE SPORTS GROUNDS
10:00 GAMES BEGIN
12:30 MORNING GROUP STAGES START TO END
13:00 LUNCH AVAILABLE
15:00 AFTERNOON KNOCKOUT BEGINS / SOCCER SIXES PLATE FINAL
15:30 COACH TRANSFERS BEGIN TO LAS LOMAS
18:30 AWARDS DINNER’S BEGIN – SEE BELOW
20:30 COACHES TO SI BAR, FLUTE AND THE LAST DROP FOR THE ENGLAND GAME
23:00 COACHES TO UNDERSUN SUNRISE PARTY
- 2 nights£249pp
- 3 nights£279pp
- 4 nights£309pp
- Prices based on even number squads (max playing squad of 10).
- Each additional night is just £30 per person.
- A single person room supplement of £30 per team per night may apply for odd numbered squads and where team members stay differing lengths.
- £50 per person deposit with the final balance not payable until 8 weeks before departure.
- Booking subject to terms and conditions.