Matawalu: “Sevens is the best tournament for the family”

Glasgow Warriors fans’ favourite, Niko Matawalu caught up with ahead of the Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s to talk about sevens rugby, the weekend’s tournament and the brilliance of the Fijians.

He said: “It’ll be a very exciting tournament where awesome big teams will come, like Australia and New Zealand, and it’ll be the best tournament for families to come and watch.

“Glasgow is one of the main tournaments of the series because teams are usually fighting for places.

“Fijians can do many things in rugby, unbelievable things and there are a lot of good players who will play for them this week. There will be a lot of good action.

“We [Glasgow Warriors] are planning on coming to the sevens after the Connacht game for a parade round the stadium on Saturday lunch time.”

On day one (4 May) Scotland 7s will play Portugal (1.04pm), England (4.10pm) and New Zealand (7.21pm) with their day two fixtures determined by these results.

Fiji face Spain (10.52am), Argentina (1.58pm) and Australia (6.15pm) in group C on Saturday.

Notes to editors

Get your tickets now!

Tickets for the Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s tournament, the eighth leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series, are on sale now from £15 per day. All concessions are at half the equivalent adult price. Tickets will be sold for particular stands and designated days, with two-day ‘weekend’ tickets also available. Buy your tickets now.

Tickets can also be purchased at Scotstoun Stadium and Scotstoun Leisure Centre and the SECC near Glasgow’s city centre or through their booking site

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Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s

Scotland are hosting the penultimate leg of the circuit, for a second year, at The Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s, which will take place at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May 2013.

The Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s is part of the HSBC Sevens World Series. 

The event, led by Scottish Rugby, is a partnership with Glasgow Life, Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Government and Event Scotland with the assistance of sportscotland and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau:

  • The HSBC Sevens World Series is a globally recognised event featuring 16 international teams and visiting cities across the world.
  • Glasgow joins the Gold Coast, Dubai, Port Elizabeth, Wellington, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and London in hosting the competition between 2012 and 2014.
  • Scotstoun Stadium will host 30,000 fans over two days of competition in the penultimate leg of the series.
  • Glasgow is the host city of the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and the HSBC Sevens World Series is a key part in creating a legacy for the games.