Scots Face Familliar Opposition In Adelaide

The Scotland 7s team have been drawn against Samoa in the sixth leg of the IRB Sevens World Series in Adelaide, Australia. Having played Samoa twice before this season and an encounter with Fiji on the cards in Hong Kong, the Scots are no strangers to Pacific Island competition.

The Scotland 7s team have been drawn against Samoa in the sixth leg of the IRB Sevens World Series in Adelaide, Australia.

Having played Samoa twice before this season and an encounter with Fiji on the cards in Hong Kong, the Scots are no strangers to Pacific Island competition.

Head coach Stephen Gemmell said: "The advantage for us is that we have faced all of these teams recently, but that also works in their favour.

"Samoa are going really well but it's a challenging competition no matter what pool you're in, there's absolutely no room for underachievement."

Scotland's pool is made up entirely of teams from the 12 core rugby countries with Portugal and Argentina accompanying Samoa to make up the rest of the group.

The draw for the Adelaide Sevens:
Pool A: Fiji, England, Canada, Tonga
Pool B: South Africa, France, Kenya, Japan
Pool C: New Zealand, Australia, Wales, Hong Kong
Pool D: Samoa, Argentina, Scotland, Portugal

Scotland 7s fixtures on day one of the Adelaide Sevens:
11:09am - Samoa v Scotland
2:37pm - Argentina v Scotland
5:21pm - Scotland v Portugal

The final tournament of the series comes to the birth place of the sevens game, Scotland. On 2-3 June, the Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s will be staged at Murrayfield Stadium in Scotland’s capital city.

The Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s will not only host a wealth of high-quality international rugby sevens on the international pitch at Murrayfield, but will also put on a Festival of Rugby celebrating all the abbreviated versions of the game played across the globe.

The Festival of Rugby will be an all-inclusive event, including Tag, touch and full-contact club sevens. It will give players of all levels a fantastic opportunity to participate whether they are beginners or experienced.

Scottish Rugby is encouraging teams and groups from all over Scotland and beyond to come and participate in the Festival, to give the whole event an international flavour. Further information on the Festival of Rugby can be found by reading TeamTalk Special, a link can be found on www.scottishrugby.org.

Further details on the Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s and information on tickets will be announced shortly.

IRB Sevens World Series
Dubai, UAE - 1-2 December
George, South Africa - 8-9 December
Wellington, New Zealand - 2-3 February
San Diego, USA - 10-11 February
Hong Kong, China - 20 - 31 March & 1 April
Adelaide, Australia - 7-8 April
London, England - 26-27 May
Edinburgh, Scotland - 2-3 June