The Santos Festival of Rugby will return to Roma in February of 2024, with the two-day Rugby feast now in its fourth year of running.
The event will again run concurrently with the Roma Sevens, set for both February 9 and 10. The festival will culminate in Super Rugby Pacific and Super Rugby Women’s trials between the Queensland Reds and New South Wales Waratahs on Saturday.
Queensland Rugby Union CEO David Hanham said: “The annual Santos Festival of Rugby is one of the most genuine examples of a real commitment to taking elite sport to regional communities.
“We share a vision to advance and develop the game in Queensland, and commitment to engage with rugby lovers in the bush. This is a landmark event which we are proud to be delivering alongside Santos.”
New South Wales Rugby Union CEO Paul Doorn said: “The event continues to grow every year, now featuring sevens games, country representative games and both the men’s Super Rugby team and women’s Super W team.
“We can’t wait to get to Roma to trial ourselves against our oldest rivals, in our 150th year and the opportunity to engage with the heartland of country QLD.
“We thank Santos for their continued support of this amazing festival and grassroots rugby around Australia.”
Tickets for the Santos Festival of Rugby will go on sale soon.