The Glasgow Commonwealth Games are fast approaching, with all the action getting underway on July 23. After the thrilling finale of the HSBC World Sevens Tournament, fans worldwide will no doubt be watching closely to see what unfolds in the Sevens leg of the Commonwealth Games.
The sixteen teams will take part in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Australia, Canada, Cook Islands, England, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Wales will all compete for the coveted Gold medal in July.
Reigning champions New Zealand, who have won all four Commonwealth Gold medals to date, have been drawn in Pool A alongside Canada, Nigeria and tournament hosts, Scotland.
Delhi silver medallist Australia and bronze medallist South Africa are top seeds in pools D and B respectively, while other World Series regulars in Samoa, England, Kenya, Wales and Canada will also feature.
The four Pools confirmed by the International Rugby Board and Commonwealth Games Federation are:
Pool A – New Zealand, Canada, Scotland, Nigeria
Pool B – South Africa, Kenya, Cook Islands, Trinidad and Tobago
Pool C – Samoa, Wales, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia
Pool D – England, Australia, Sri Lanka, Uganda
With first-class sightlines and an intense, intimate atmosphere, Ibrox Stadium will heighten the drama of the Rugby Sevens competition at Glasgow 2014.
Ibrox Stadium was built in 1899 and as such is steeped in history. It's Scotland's third-biggest football stadium, and is home to the Rangers football team. It offers world-class views and an intimate atmosphere, making it the perfect location Rugby Sevens action.
The stadium has a capacity of just over 51,000, and has hosted world-famous stars including David Beckham and Elton John in its time. King George V even visited Ibrox during his reign, awarding honours at an open air public investiture.
Over 500 young men and women had the opportunity to show off their skills and athleticism yesterday, as the Australian Rugby Union’s Search for a Star took place across the country looking to identify players who may have the potential to represent their country in Rugby Sevens.