Scotland 7s continued their preparations for the second and third legs of the HSBC Sevens World Series, in Dubai and South Africa, in fewer than three weeks time by simulating a full match day at Murrayfield this week.
The contracted abbreviated players played three matches, split roughly to the same times as would be experienced on the world circuit, against a Scottish Rugby elite development squad and two against the wider sevens squad comprised of club players.
Head coach, Stephen Gemmell, said: “The best way to prepare for a World Series event is to play seven-a-side rugby against competitive opponents, so the day has been very valuable.
“A number of the players we have competed against have had international age-grade experience or outings in the World Series, so it has been good to benchmark ourselves ahead of Dubai, but it has also been good development for the youngsters we’ve played against.”
Scotland 7s will next be in action in the Dubai 7s on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 November where they play Australia (10.10am), Wales (3.02pm) and Spain (5.40pm). All times are local.
Tickets for the 2014 Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s tournament, the eighth leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series, are available now on general sale, starting from only £20 per person and £10 for under-18s, students and senior citizens.
Tickets are on sale for designated stands and for designated days, with weekend passes also available from £35. Family tickets (two adults and two under-18s) can be bought for £45. Buy tickets now. The 2014 event is circus-themed, with all supporters encouraged to come in fancy dress and join in the party spirit!
For all the up-to-date news and information on next year’s tournament visit www.scottishrugby.org and follow @Glasgow 7s on Twitter.
Scotland are hosting the penultimate leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series, for a third year, at The Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 May 2014.
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: