J9 Legends vets champions 2016 Dubai Sevens winners



J9 Legends, defending International Vets Champions, prepare to repeat stellar winning performance in 2016’s Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby’s Sevens.

With the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens fast approaching defending International Vets Champions, J9 Legends, drive is two-fold; to successfully defend their title and to drive high J9 Foundation‘s goal to raise awareness of Motor Neuron Disease (MND).

Waisale Serevi widely considered as the best 7’s player of all time will once again steer this illustrious team, which collectively boasts an impressive 156 International caps, into their 4th campaign. The J9 Legends jersey has been worn by players such as Thinus Delport (South Africa), Nasoni Roko (Fiji), Villiami Vaki (Tonga), Waisale Serevi (Fiji), Carlos Spencer (New Zealand), Stephen Larkham (Australia) and Colin Charvis (Wales), to name a mere few.

In the build-up to the Dubai Rugby 7’s weekend, the J9 World Legends extend a challenge to all rugby fans to pit their rugby knowledge against the Legends themselves at the ‘Big Rugby Quiz night’, where several questions have been identified by Joost himself. The quiz night and BBQ will be held at the Novotel World Trade Center, Dubai, Wednesday November 30th at 6.00pm.

Founded in 2011, the J9 Foundation was established by South African Rugby great, Joost Van Der Westhuizen, after he was diagnosed with the disease (in 2011). The foundation’s mandate is to create and drive awareness of the disease as well as provide much-needed support to sufferers and their families.

For the 2016 campaign, the J9 Foundation has partnered with the Al Jalila Foundation. The Al Jalila foundation is a global philanthropic organisation focused on medical education and research. It was founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai in April 2013. Al Jalila Foundation Research Centre, set to open in 2017 in Dubai Healthcare City, is expected to be a beacon for regionally-relevant medical innovation, produced by home-grown biomedical researchers.

To reserve your place (or places) in the Big Rugby Quiz visit www.EventBrite.com, or email Frances Archer at frances@d4rce.com