Its that time of year again when its getting closer and closer to the Byron Bay Rugby 7s Festival.

The 29th year of the world famous Rugby 7s competition sees the team entries grow to the biggest in history with 54 teams gracing the three pitch set up at the Byron memorial recreation fields in the centre of town.

There is a huge Coopers fan zone bar with DJ Ha Yes and friends setting the vibe while you keep refreshed and hydrated whilst watching games from the three different competition categories playing rugby in its fastest form.

We have a food truck market present for weekend with lots of selection of foods to tuck into.

This year sees a special team entry from the FNC Rugby Prop stars in the Mens Social competition, with a private VIP area, interviews, autograph signings and much more, make sure you do not miss out on the world first Rugby 7s team featuring only Props in every position.

The biggest question of all is which social team will will the fancy dress competition on the plays party on the Saturday night at the Byron Bowlo.

The draw is very close to being released and will be uploaded to the website this week, we just have two spots remaining in the mens social competition so jump online register a team and snap them up quickly!

Confirmed teams are as listed below:

  • Bond University (Reigning Champions)
  • Sunnybank
  • Rangatua (NZ)
  • Yahweh Rising Stars (Fiji)
  • East Tigers Blue
  • East Tigers Gold
  • New Zealand Institute of Sport (NZIS)
  • Morobe Hammerheads (PNG)
  • Gold Coast Eagles
  • Macquarie University
  • University of Queensland
  • Dua Ga
  • ICONZ 7s
  • Brisbane Fiji
  • TRIBE 7s
  • Ilfra Blackbirds (Vanuatu)
  • Sunnybank (Reigning Champions)
  • Sunshine Coast Stingrays
  • University of Queensland
  • New Zealand Institute of Sport (NZIS)
  • Australian Catholic University
  • Dua Ga
  • Gordon Gazelles
  • Byron Bay Bullets
  • Brisbane Irish
  • Woy Woy Lions
  • Souths Magpies
  • Scone Brumbies
  • Red Devils
  • Cherbourg Hornettes
  • The Stingers
  • Flamin’ Galahs


  • Lennox Head
  • Crofties
  • The Ferrets
  • CQ Blackbirds
  • Dukes
  • Sleeper Cells
  • Scone Billy Goats
  • Super Best Freinds
  • Sunnybank
  • Byron Bay Sandcrabs
  • The MOB
  • Golden Pippis
  • Axe Men
  • Bond Pirates
  • Green Bloods
  • Moonshiners
  • Tenterfield Bubblebees
  • Gordon Stags
  • Caxton Cocks
  • Coolangatta Barbarians=
  • Nerang Bulls (YTC)


The schedule for this years tournament.
Ground: Byron Bay Rugby Club, Cnr of Tennyson St & Marvell St
Friday 19th October
Special dinner rates at Club Byron (18 Marvell St) Just mention you’re part of the 7s comp.
Saturday 20th October
07:30 Breakfast available – FOOD TRUCKS ALL DAY
08:30 Games start
10:00 Coopers Fan Zone opens
11:00 Entertainment starts
17:40 last game.
19:30 Fancy Dress Party – Each team to dress the same! – Get your outfits ready.
DJ Ha!Yes! and friends.
Spit roast and food available.
23:30 Ends
Sunday 21st October
07:30 Breakfast available – FOOD TRUCKS ALL DAY
09:00 Games start
10:00 Coopers Fan Zone opens
11:00 Entertainment starts
15:00 Finals
17:00 Awards ceremony
19:30 Post Tournament Event.