The World Sevens Series is back this weekend with the eighth stop of the 10-tournament circuit, staged at the huge National Stadium of Singapore. The 16 teams only had a week to rest and recover from a demanding and memorable three-day competition in Hong Kong.
With three tournaments to go and despite a 22-0 loss against Fiji in the final of the Hong Kong Sevens, the Blitzboks remain the top favourites for the title this year however, Singapore is a place famous for big surprises as Kenya proved when they won their first-ever Cup title last year.
Last week's Hong Kong Sevens was once again a display of outstanding quality and small margins between the teams. This weekend shouldn't be much different and promises to become another cracking contest.
So lean back and enjoy another thrilling weekend of 7s.
When and Where?
The Singapore Sevens take place at the Singapore National Stadium (Capacity 55,000), on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of April. The matches kick-off Saturday at 11:00 local time (GMT +8) and Sunday 11:00 (GMT +8). The final is scheduled for 20:30 local time on Sunday (GMT +8).
Where Can I Watch It?
One to Watch
While last weekend, England’s Dan Norton made the headlines becoming the World Sevens Series all-time top scorer, Russia's Vladimir Ostroushko was the outstanding performer in Hong Kong.
Ostroushko just played his first tournament this season and his return to the series was absolute class. The 30-year-old's carries stat of 32 was seven more than any other player in the top seven and was a significant contributor to his overall total of 56. Ostroushko also made 13 tackles, four breaks and sevens offloads over the weekend.
Pool A: Fiji, Canada, Russia, Hong Kong
Pool B: South Africa, England, France, Japan,
Pool C: Australia, Argentina, Kenya, Samoa
Pool D: USA, New Zealand, Scotland, Wales
DAY ONE FIXTURES – SATURDAY 15th April (ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL TIMES / GMT +8)
Argentina v Kenya (11.00)
Australia v Samoa (11.22)
England v France (11.44)
South Africa v Japan (12.06)
Canada v Russia (12.30)
Fiji v Hong Kong (12.52)
New Zealand v Scotland (13.14)
United States v Wales (13.36)
Argentina v Samoa (14.00)
Australia v Kenya (14.22)
England v Japan (14.44)
South Africa v France (15.06)
Canada v Hong Kong (15.28)
Fiji v Russia (15.50)
New Zealand v Wales (16.12)
United States v Scotland (16.34)
Kenya v Samoa (17.56)
Australia v Argentina (18.18)
France v Japan (18.40)
South Africa v England (19.02)
Russia v Hong Kong (19.44)
Fiji v Canada (20.06)
Scotland v Wales (20.28)
United States v New Zealand (20.50)