The Borneo Sevens Rugby Tournament takes place in Sandakan from 16 – 18 March, and hosts more than 20 rugby teams in both male and female categories.
The Borneo 7s Rugby Tournament has been around Sabah, in some shape or form, since at least 2010. Originally called the IRB Borneo Sevens Rugby Tournament, it has ebbed and flowed in popularity and associations, and is today known as simply Borneo Sevens.
Where previously it was held in Kota Kinabalu, I guess the reasoning being that it would attract the biggest audience, it bounced to Sandakan in other years, before returning to KK again. In 2017, the Borneo Sevens follows the sponsorship money to the Eagles Rugby Club in Sandakan, arguably Malaysia’s best-funded rugby club.In previous years the Borneo Sevens included international teams from Fiji, UK, New Zealand and Australia.