NORTH AMERICA'S #1
RUGBY 7s FESTIVAL
The TROPICAL 7s brings together 170+ teams from across the US and around the globe for the ultimate rugby experience to the world-renowned sports and tourism destination of Tampa in Central Florida, USA.
Hosted at a world-class venue and combined with an ideal warm weather environment, competitive divisions at every age group, top international referees, training camp opportunities alongside incredible tourism attractions, the TROPICAL 7s offers participating teams the perfect rugby tour experience.
KICKSTART YOUR RUGBY JOURNEY
Rugby 7s will feature at both Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games and is firmly established as an Olympic sport. The USA is also the focus of the rugby world having been awarded both the Mens and Womens Rugby World Cups in 2031 and 2033 respectively.
Players at the TROPICAL 7s regularly get seen by recruiters and talent scouts. Many players at the tournament have since been selected for national teams as well as getting recruited by and offered scholarships to play in college in the US.
The TROPICAL 7s takes place at the Tournament Sportsplex of Tampa Bay, a state-of-the-art sports complex comprising of 15 fields and a central tournament plaza.
The venue is 10 mins from 6000 hotel rooms, just 15 mins from downtown Tampa, 25 mins from Tampa International Airport and is within easy reach of Central Florida's world famous theme parks, beaches and top tourist attractions.
The ultimate rugby experience in the heart of Florida...
TROPICAL 7s is proud to be an official talent identification event for USA Rugby. The tournament attracts the top youth players and teams, both boys and girls, from across North America and around the the world.
Rugby recruiters can become an 'Official Recruiter' for the tournament - the event is typically attended by national selectors, professional rugby franchises as well as US college coaches.
PERFECT PLAYING & TRAINING CONDITIONS
Play your best rugby on high quality grass pitches in light winds under the warm spring Florida sunshine! TROPICAL 7s offers the ideal setup for both a competition & training camp experience with numerous accommodation and off-field attractions nearby,
With turf, drainage and irrigation systems, the complex is a regular venue for elite sports tournaments & professional teams. A combination of high quality field conditions, average temperatures in the mid-70s and low rainfall, TROPICAL 7s provides a perfect climate for fast-paced rugby 7s!
FEATURING US & INTERNATIONAL TEAMS
TROPICAL 7s attracts school, club, academy, university, invitational and representative teams of all levels from the length and breadth of the US as well as from countries around the world, creating a unique international festival to share the values and passion for rugby.
Whether you are a team from the USA or from further afield, we can guarantee you will receive a warm welcome at the TROPICAL 7s and have the rugby experience of a lifetime!
"An absolute blast. Two days of incredible rugby. So much young talent out here. Its been a pleasure to be a part of and looking forward to being a part of it again next year."
Abby Gustaitis, Olympian & Former Womens Eagles Captain