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 after the game, Charlie Sharples described it as 'the win that has eluded us.' The winger stressed that Gloucester had stayed positive after the first couple of weeks of the Aviva Premiership season and the 26-13 victory over Sale was a result of that focus.
Gloucester Rugby picked up their first win of the new Aviva Premiership season on Friday night, easing to a 26-13 win on the road at Sale Sharks. Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his players on the night.
Defence Coach Jonny Bell was on media duties ahead of the Aviva Premiership fixture at Sale Sharks on Friday evening, and spoke about where Gloucester find themselves in terms of their form at the moment as well as how he's viewing their defensive displays so far.
Callum Braley, who skippered Gloucester United to a 22-19 Aviva Premiership A League win over Saracens Storm on Monday evening, paid tribute to his forwards and the younger players in what he described as not the prettiest of wins.
Wednesday evening saw the launch of the Cherry and White Wednesday show on the Drivetime programme on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, with Henry Trinder live in the studio to kick off a regular weekly slot.
Gloucester Wheelchair Rugby Club hosted their second invitational tournament on Sunday 18th September. Teams from the South Wales Ospreys, the Southampton Sharks, Stoke Mandeville Maulers and the West Country Hawks travelled to Leisure @ in Cheltenham and played a 'round robin' sequence of games.
Kingsholm will play host to the inaugural Mitsubishi Motors Hybrid Cup on Sunday 9 October (kick off 3pm), where the Gloucester Rugby Heroes meet the Salford Red Devils Legends in a cross-code exhibition clash with legends of both games set to grace the Kingsholm turf again.