Glasgow Commonwealth Games match schedule confirmed

Glasgow 2014 has today (Tuesday 18 February) confirmed the match schedule for the Rugby Sevens competition at this summer’s Commonwealth Games (26-27 July).

Reigning champions New Zealand, who have won all four Commonwealth Gold medals to date, will face Canada in the opening match of the competition, both of whom are in Scotland's group, on Saturday morning.

Scotland's first match is the tenth match-up of the first session which is played between 10.30am and 3pm. They then play Bardados in the first game of the second session, which starts at 6pm, before meeting Canada in game 21 of the first day.

The Saturday evening session promises to be thrilling viewing for rugby fans as the teams in each of the four pools fight it out for a spot in the medal quarter-finals and the chance to compete for gold on Sunday. 

Among the Saturday evening games on show are Canada v Scotland, Samoa v Wales, England v Australia and South Africa v Kenya. 

Opportunities still remain to be part of the Rugby Sevens crowd at Ibrox for the Saturday evening session only with ticket prices starting from just £15 for adults and £7.50 for concessions (under 16 and over 60). Tickets are on sale on a first-come, first-served basis online at glasgow2014.com/tickets or via the Ticketing Hotline at 0844 826 2014.

Please note there are currently no available tickets for the Saturday morning session and both of the Sunday sessions.

A total of 45 games will be contested across two days of fierce competition at Ibrox Stadium in a fast and furious contest which requires teamwork, skill and stamina as two teams with seven athletes on the pitch go toe to toe for glory in games which last just 14 minutes.

David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive said: “The Rugby Sevens competition at Glasgow 2014 will be a truly world-class field and, as the match schedule announced today confirms, is set to be a gripping contest. 

Rugby Sevens is action-packed and fast-paced and, since all of the teams will be playing in each session of competition, this superb Glasgow 2014 sporting showcase guarantees fans the chance to see world-class rugby in action.”