The Premiership Rugby 7s Series Final kicks off with a mouth-watering Anglo-Welsh clash it was confirmed today, while Gloucester's title defence sees them take on the Northampton Saints.
The Final which takes place this Friday at Twickenham Stoop will be contested by the best club 7s sides in England and Wales.
The match between Leicester Tigers and Cardiff Blues starts at 6pm kicking off a high-octane night of 10 rugby 7s matches culminating in the final at 9.45pm.
Tigers and the Blues are followed on to the pitch by a dress rehearsal for the first match of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season when Gloucester Rugby take on Northampton Saints.
The first set of matches is completed by home side Harlequins facing London Irish before Newport Gwent Dragons play Newcastle Falcons in a tournament covered live on BT Sport.
"With the excitement of the Commonwealth Games and the Rio Olympics on the horizon, 7s has really caught people's imagination this summer," said Phil Winstanley, Rugby Director, Premiership Rugby.
"Crowds have been high for the Premiership Rugby 7s with over 35,000 people enjoying the group stages and we are expecting to establish a new record attendance across the Series.
"The addition of the Welsh Regions for the first time creates an added ingredient for this eagerly-anticipated event."
Premiership Rugby 7s Series Final Fixtures
18.00 - 18.20 Quarter Final 1 (Cardiff Blues v Leicester Tigers)
18.25 - 18.45 Quarter Final 2 (Gloucester Rugby v Northampton Saints)
18.50 - 19.10 Quarter Final 3 (Harlequins v London Irish)
19.15 - 19.35 Quarter Final 4 (Newcastle Falcons v Newport Gwent Dragons)
19.40 - 20.00 Plate Semi Final 1 (Loser Game 1 v Loser Game 2)
20.05 - 20.25 Cup Semi Final (Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2)
20.30 - 20.50 Plate Semi Final 2 (Loser Game 3 v Loser Game 4)
20.55 - 21.15 Cup Semi Final 2 (Winner Game 3 v Winner Game 4)
21.20 - 21.40 Plate Final (Winner Game 5 v Winner Game 7)
21.45 - 22.05 Cup Final (Winner Game 6 v Winner Game 8)
Harlequins, Cardiff Blues, Gloucester Rugby, Leicester Tigers, London Irish, Newcastle Falcons, Newport Gwent Dragons and Northampton Saints will compete in the Premiership Rugby 7s Series Final on Friday 8 August at the Twickenham Stoop.
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Speaking to the local media this week, Richard Hibbard expressed his excitement ahead of the West Country derby and that there is an extra spring in the step of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the tough challenge.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
On a tough evening at Kingsholm, Gloucester could escape neither a suffocating Bath defence, nor the whistle of referee Greg Garner as six penalties and a penalty try paved the way to a 39-16 win for the visitors.
Gloucester Rugby welcome Sione Kalamafoni, Greig Laidlaw and Tom Palmer back to the starting line up and feature David Halaifonua in a matchday squad for the first time, as they resume Aviva Premiership action against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm).