South Africa hoping for top Glasgow experience

With the majority of the 16 teams now in camp for the Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s, have caught up with South African head coach, Paul Treu.

For a number of Treu’s players it is the first time they have come to Glasgow and currently sitting second in the leader board, 32 points behind New Zealand, it’s a massive tournament for them.

He said: “We’re coming into the Glasgow tournament with a lot of confidence after winning the Cup in Tokyo. It’s always tough to come and play here but we’re hoping for an exciting finish to our season. We want to go all the way and win this weekend.

“It will be tough to catch New Zealand at the top of the HSBC Sevens World Series leader board, but the circuit has become so tough with so many different winners, you just can’t tell what will happen, but we’re aiming to finish as high as possible.

“Not many of the players have been here before, but we want to give our boys a good experience in Scotland. We hope to leave Glasgow a very happy team.”

With the HSBC Sevens World Series being a major international event, some 32 broadcasters will be carrying footage of the Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s from across the globe.

So, for fans that can’t make it over to Glasgow here is where they can watch:

Country – Broadcaster – Coverage:

  • American Samoa – PCS – All matches live
  • Australia – FOX Australia – Day two matches
  • Brazil – Band Sport – Cup semi-finals and final
  • Canada – Rogers Sports Net – Cup semi-finals plus Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield finals and third place play-off
  • Cayman Islands – LimeTV – Official IRB highlights
  • Cook Islands – Cook Islands TV – All matches live
  • Croatia – CRU - Official IRB Highlights
  • Eire – TG4 - Official IRB highlights
  • Ex-Yugoslavia – Sportklub - Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield finals and third place play-off
  • Fiji – Fiji TV – All matches live
  • France – MA Chaine Sports – Shield semi-finals through to Cup final
  • Hong Kong – TVB – Official IRB highlights
  • IFE Services – Kenya Airways, Namibia Airways & South African Airways – TBC
  • In-flight – British Airways & New Zealand Airways – Official IRB highlights
  • Israel – Ananey – Official IRB highlights
  • Japan – Jsports – Official IRB highlights
  • Latin America – ESPN Sur – Cup semi-finals plus Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield finals and third place play-off
  • Mexico – TDN – Day two matches
  • Middle East – Dubai Sports Channel & OSN – Cup semi-finals plus Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield finals and third place play-off
  • New Zealand – SKY NZ – All matches live
  • Niue – Niue Broadcasting – All matches live
  • Pan Asia – Fox Sports Asia – Second Plate semi-final through to Cup final
  • Pan India & Pakistan – Taj Sports (Ten) – Official IRB highlights
  • Papua New Guinea – PNG – All matches live
  • Portugal – Sport TV – All Portugal matches plus six matches between 1pm and 3.30pm on day one. Day two all Portugal matches plus final of Shield, Bowl, Plate and Cup and third place play-off
  • Samoa – Samoa Broadcasting Corp – All matches live
  • Solomon Islands – Solomon Telekom – All matches live
  • South Africa & Pan Africa – MNET + Supersport – All matches live
  • Spain – Canal+ - Official IRB highlights
  • Tonga – Digicel – All matches live
  • UK – Sky Sports – All matches live (host broadcaster)
  • USA – NBC + NBC Universal – Day two matches
  • Wales – S4C – Official IRB highlights

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

For more information on the tournament and for the latest news on Scotland 7s visit and follow us on Twitter @Glasgow7s.

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.