Scotland Stars Prepare For Edinburgh 7S At City 7S
Glasgow Warriors have selected six Scotland 7s internationalists in their squad to play at one of the flagship sevens events at the home of the 2014 Commonwealth Games – Glasgow.The city’s only professional team have picked a nine-man squad to play at the Chard Glasgow City Sevens at Dumbreck (home of Cartha Queen’s Park RFC) on Saturday (16 May) , six of whom have represented the national sevens team on the IRB Sevens World Series this season.Glasgow Warriors have selected six Scotland 7s internationalists in their squad to play at one of the flagship sevens events at the home of the 2014 Commonwealth Games – Glasgow.The city’s only professional team have picked a nine-man squad to play at the Chard Glasgow City Sevens at Dumbreck (home of Cartha Queen’s Park RFC) on Saturday (16 May) , six of whom have represented the national sevens team on the IRB Sevens World Series this season.Three of the six internationalists – Scott Forrest, Mike Adamson and Colin Shaw – will also be using the Glasgow event as vital preparation ahead of the final two events on the world stage in London (23 and 24 May) and Edinburgh (30 and 31 May).Tickets for each day of the Emirates Airline Edinburgh Sevens Festival – priced at£15 for adults,£10 for students and senior citizens and£5 for under 18s – are available to purchase by logging onto www.scottishrugbytickets.com, by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0131 346 5100 (open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday) or in person from the Murrayfield Ticket Centre (open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday).Adamson, who come the end of the season will have played on six of the eight legs of the IRB Sevens World Series as well as the Rugby World Cup Sevens back in March, hopes that the City Sevens will attract more admirers of the abbreviated game as the sport is a core discipline at the 2014 Games: “I love playing sevens and the City Sevens is always a great day out for players and supporters, especially when we get some nice weather.”This city is gearing up to host to the Commonwealth Games in five years’ time so the City Sevens is key to attracting new and existing players and fans.”As always, it’s nice to play in nice weather so I’m crossing my fingers for some sunshine so the people who come to watch can really get a taste of what sevens is all about – fast and exciting rugby with plenty of tries and a great day of celebration.”Scotland 7s captain, Scott Forrest, feels that the Glasgow event, coupled with the international sevens in Edinburgh at the end of the month, will be a welcome boost to the popularity of the sport in Scotland.”It’s a nice feeling to be able to pull on a Glasgow jersey at the City Sevens because I know how important it is to promote the sport in the build-up to the 2014 Games.”These events are great for clubs to show everyone how exciting they can be whilst the Emirates Airline Edinburgh Sevens Festival at Murrayfield in two-weeks’ time will be a real showcase of the world game.”Glasgow’s first game is against Perthshire RFC at 1:30pm.Glasgow Warriors squad to play at the Chard Glasgow City Sevens at Dumbreck, the home of Cartha Qhueen’s Park RFC, on Saturday 16 May: Mike Adamson, Scott Forrest (Ayr)*, Jamie Hunter (West of Scotland)*, Graham Hogg (Hawick)*, Chris Kinloch, Pat MacArthur (Ayr)*, Jose Maria Nunez Piossek, Colin Shaw, Stevie Swindall* = Member of Scottish Rugby’s Contracted National AcademyMORE BIG NAMES HAVE SIGNED… NOW IT’S YOUR TURNMore big names have signed for next season. Thom Evans, Max Evans, Chris Cusiter and Rob Dewey will all be Warriors next season and now it’s your turn.The 2009/10 Glasgow Warriors season ticket has more benefits than ever before. On top of a match-by-match saving of over£100 (based on an adult season ticket), the new deal includes free entry for you and a friend for the pre-season friendly (opposition tbc), entry into the ticket ballot for RBS 6 Nations tickets, free admission to the away 1872 Cup match against Edinburgh in addition to two further Edinburgh fixtures at Murrayfield plus free entry into a Partick Thistle league game.Season ticket holders aged 12 and under will also be entered into the exclusive prize draw to run out with the Warriors as the official mascot at a Glasgow home game.Season ticket prices remain at just£30 for under 18s with concessions and students enjoying all the action for only£80. Adult season tickets are priced at£160.Call the ticket hotline on 0844 800 3490 or log onto www.glasgowwarriors.org to add your name to the list of signings for The Biggest Team in Glasgow.