Glasgow 2014 has confirmed the match schedule for the Rugby Sevens competition at this summer’s Commonwealth Games.
Reigning champions New Zealand, who have won all four Commonwealth Gold medals to date, will face Canada in the opening match of the competition on Saturday July 26 while Dehli finalists Australia take on Sri Lanka.
Home nations Scotland, England and Wales kick off their campaigns later in the morning session against New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Malaysia respectively.
A notable change from the pools released in January is the replacement of Nigeria with Barbados. Glasgow 2014 can confirm that the Nigerian Olympic Committee have officially declined their invitation to compete in this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
As the first reserve team nomination by the International Rugby Board, Barbados will replace Nigeria and Join New Zealand, Canada and Scotland in Pool A.
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.”
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.
Opportunities still remain to be part of the Rugby Sevens crowd at Ibrox for the Saturday evening session with ticket prices starting from just £15 for adults.
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