Following an earlier news release, OES remain continually excited for the up and coming Dubai 7’s event and are eagerly awaiting the performance of the newly named, Askaris Predators.

OES very much remain a big part of the Askaris Predators sponsorship. OES’s very own Alex Cook, based in the Dubai Operations team, remains part of the team this year and is looking forward to the event.

Askaris Predators

We spoke to Alex earlier today and she said … ‘7s is fast approaching – all the girls are in intensive training (including sessions at lunch between work) to make sure we optimise the time we have left before the 4th December. Excitement fills the Predators camp for what we are hoping is going to be another successful year for the team’.

If you would like to follow the Askaris Predators build up to the Dubai Rugby 7s, and the training days leading up to the tournament:

Like their Facebook page, ‘Askaris Predators’

Follow them on twitter: @7sPredators


Thursday 4 DecemberAskaris Predators 1

  1. 16:20 – Predators vs Tribe 7s, pitch 7
  2. 19:40 – Predators vs Pink Ba-bas, pitch 6


Friday 5 December

  1. 16:40 – Predators vs Warriors, pitch 7
  2. 19:00 – Predators vs Kuban, pitch 7


Saturday 6 December

Semi-final and finals starting from 13:00.

Some facts about the Dubai Rugby 7’s:

  • The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens is now in its 45th year
  • Emirates Airline has been the official sponsor of the Dubai Rugby Sevens since 1987
  • The Dubai Rugby 7’s is the second round of the nine-leg HSBC Sevens World Series
  • Over 3,300 players will take part in the event over three days
  • 16 teams will be competing in the men’s tournament
  • Fiji are the reigning Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens champions. Beating South Africa in the final last year
  • 12 teams will be competing in the women’s event
  • Australia are the reigning Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens women’s champions. Beating New Zealand in last year’s final
  • The event takes place this year from Thursday 4 December through to Saturday 6 December
  • It takes place at The Sevens Stadium, in Dubai
  • The women’s event takes place on the Thursday and Friday
  • The men’s event is held on the Friday and Saturday.