The 12th Glasgow City Sevens tournament takes place at the home of Cartha Queen’s Park RFC, with Glasgow Hawks back to defend the title they won in 2015.
This annual event is the highlight of the rugby sevens calendar in Glasgow and surrounding areas, and this afternoon Glasgow Hawks are bidding to make history this afternoon by becoming the first team in the history of the event to win top prize for the third time.
The Hawks will face competition from a host of top rugby clubs from across Scotland including a side from the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy who are sure to be a big attraction. Featuring Scotland stars of the not too distant future the academy was established by the SRU to nurture the best rugby talent across the whole of the country in order to raise the standard of young elite players flowing into pro rugby, international rugby and the top level of the club game. In addition to Scottish teams there are also sides in action from Tynedale from Northumberland and The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (SCOTSDG) who have recently relocated from Germany to their new base at Leuchars.
The NCS Glasgow City Sevens is also the final leg of the 2016 Legacy 7s Series with Howe of Fife, Hamilton and GHA among the teams in action today who, alongside the Hawks, are contenders to win the overall series.
Featuring 16 teams in all, today’s Glasgow City Sevens is a straight knockout tournament starting at 1pm with the final taking place at 6pm. Alongside the main tournament there’s a bonus this afternoon with the NCS Glasgow City Sevens Under-18 Cup taking place alongside the main tournament.
The full draw for both tournaments follows, together with tickets details for today’s event.
NCS Glasgow City Sevens
First round draw:
1.00 pm – Glasgow Hawks v West of Scotland ~ Hamilton v GHA
1.20 pm – Whitecraigs v BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy ~ Cartha Queen’s Park v Marr
1.40 pm – Tynedale v Biggar ~ ScotsDG v Dunfermline
2.00 pm – Howe of Fife v Perthshire ~ Glasgow University v Ayr
NCS Glasgow City Sevens Under-18 Cup
The format of the Under-18 Cup is 2 qualifying groups of 3 sides, first kick-off 3.00 pm. The competition runs in parallel with the main tournament, with the U18s final taking place as a curtain-raiser to the main final at 6pm.
Group A: Cartha Queens Park, St Aloysius’ College, GHA
Group B: Jordanhill School, Glasgow Hawks, West of Scotland.
First tie at 1pm.
Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link. A discount of £2.50 applies to adult tickets purchased in advance.
Tickets on the day are available priced: £10 for Adults, £2 for under-18s and all under 12s are free.
Live music in the clubhouse follows on shortly after prizegiving ceremony ensuring the day ends on a suitably upbeat note!