The Bowdens Silver Mudgee Rugby Sevens Tournament is back again for its 31st year, and those interested in duking it out for prize money and bragging rights are encouraged to put their names down sooner rather than later with limited spots on offer.
The annual event attracts players from all over, including teams from Sydney, Newcastle and various towns across the Central West making the trek to Glen Willow Stadium last year to claim the cups.
Last year the format was subject to an alteration to accommodate for rugby goers who are more inclined to have a run in the social comps, more so than in the competitive field, and this year is no different.
"We were finding the social teams weren't wanting to come and be beaten by the big Sydney teams so now we have lots of teams coming back," Rugby Sevens vice president Ross Smith said.
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There are currently six spots up for grabs for the premier competition, The Oriental Cup worth $9,000 prize money, ten spots available for the social competition, The Wombat Cup worth $1,500 prize money, and eight spots going for the women's competition, totaling $1,500 prize money.
The competition will be held at Glen Willow Stadium on October 12, with the first game to kick-off at 9am.