Tantalising ties set for Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s

Scotland 7s will open their Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s campaign against Australia at 12.42pm on Saturday 3 May.

Emirates Airline Glasgow 7sThe Scots – who won the Bowl at the most recent tournament, Hong Kong, last month – will then face USA at 4.10pm and then close day one with their final Pool D match v Spain at 7.21pm.

Scotland 7s head coach, Stephen Gemmell, said: “The timings at the Glasgow 7s work well for us, playing in the early afternoon will give plenty of time for the stadium to fill up.  Also, opening against Australia will be exciting, we’ve beaten them this year, drawn with them and lost to them, so it will be a very competitive match.

“We’ve always had a big support at Scotstoun and it is our job to give them something to cheer about in all three games on day one.

It’s always a huge honour closing the first day in front of your home support and it gives us a massive boost.”

The opening match of the eighth leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series will be played between Fiji, who are currently placed third in the circuit rankings and Argentina, who sit in eighth.  This game kicks off at 10.30am.

Current Series leaders, New Zealand and defending Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s champions, South Africa, will face-off at 6.37pm.

Newly qualified Japan, who will compete as a core team in the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series, will have a taste of World Series event action as they compete against Canada (11.36am), England (2.20pm) and France (5.53pm) in Group B.

Matches on day two will begin at 10.30am with the Shield, Bowl, Plate and Cup finals kicking-off at 4.52pm, 5.20pm, 5.48pm and 6.50pm, respectively.

Visit www.irbsevens.com for the full match schedule.

2014 Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s ticket available NOW!

Tickets for the 2014 Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s tournament, the eighth leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series, are available now on general sale, starting from only £20 per person and £10 for under-18s, students and senior citizens.

Tickets are on sale for designated stands and for designated days, with weekend passes also available from £35. Family tickets (two adults and two under-18s) can be bought for £45. Buy tickets now. The 2014 event is circus-themed, with all supporters encouraged to come in fancy dress and join in the party spirit!

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