Cross Party Sevens Support

While political parties negotiate a coalition at Westminster, the Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s received cross-party support from the Scottish Parliament which paid tribute to the event for enhancing Edinburgh's reputation as a world-class destination for events.

Lodged by Gavin Brown MSP, the motion stated: "The Parliament congratulates Scottish Rugby the organisers of the IRB Edinburgh Sevens festival which is to be held at Murrayfield on 29 and 30 May.

While political parties negotiate a coalition at Westminster, the Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s received cross-party support from the Scottish Parliament which paid tribute to the event for enhancing Edinburgh's reputation as a world-class destination for events.

Lodged by Gavin Brown MSP, the motion stated: "The Parliament congratulates Scottish Rugby the organisers of the IRB Edinburgh Sevens festival which is to be held at Murrayfield on 29 and 30 May.

"The sevens tournament is a fantastic advert for rugby in Scotland and recognises that this event enhances Edinburgh and Murrayfield's reputation as a world-class destination for events and welcomes the significant boost to the Edinburgh economy that the annual tournament brings.

"We wish the Scotland 7s team all the best of luck in their attempts to improve on their outstanding cup semi-final finish in the 2009 event."

Currently placed third in the Series, defending Edinburgh 7s champions Fiji provide a fantastic start to Scotland 7s' Pool D action on Saturday 29 May as we bid to continue our run of consecutive successes on British soil over the south-sea islanders - having beaten them 19-14 at Murrayfield in 2008, and 12-7 in London in 2009.

Scottish Rugby director of communications and public affairs, Dominic McKay, added: "We're delighted to receive this recognition of Murrayfield's importance to boosting Edinburgh's event profile and economy.

"Rugby is hugely popular in the city and I'm sure there will be a tremendous atmosphere for the thousands that attend the sevens this May from all over Scotland and beyond."

Tickets for the Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s are available now for just £15 for adults (advance purchase offer), £10 for students and £5 for under-18s at www.edinburgh7s.com and the 24-hour ticket hotline (0844 335 3933) - tickets are also available on the day.


EMIRATES AIRLINE EDINBURGH SEVENS POOLS

POOL A

POOL B 

POOL C 

POOL C

Samoa

New Zealand

Australia

USA

Argentina

South Africa

England

Fiji

Kenya 

Russia

Canada

Wales

France

Italy

Portugal

Scotland

SCOTLAND’S DAY-ONE SCHEDULE (the full fixture schedule is available on www.edinburgh7s.com)
Fiji v Scotland (kick-off 12.09pm)
USA v Scotland (kick-off 3.13pm)
Wales v Scotland (7.01pm)


The Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s is the eighth and final leg of the IRB Sevens World Series. It will be held at Murrayfield on 29 and 30 May 2010.
Tickets are available at www.edinburgh7s.com by calling the 24-hour Ticket Hotline – 0844 335 3933 or in person from the Murrayfield Ticket Centre, Gate A, Roseburn Street, Edinburgh (open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday).
Rugby Sevens will be one of the showpiece events of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Ticket prices
Adult one day advance ticket - £15 (£20 on the day)
One day student and under-18 - £10 and £5
Senior citizen one day - £10
Family one day advance ticket - £35 (two adults & two children)
All tickets are ANY DAY tickets – valid for either day of the event
Tickets for the Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s are available to buy on match day

SCOTTISH RUGBY has worked extensively with event partners EventScotland and the City of Edinburgh Council, to fully promote the world-class events coming to Murrayfield and ensure that everybody attending knows what Edinburgh as a city has to offer both the resident and the visitor.
 
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