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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Named Man of the Match by BT Sport, scrum-half Willi Heinz said after the 15-11 win at Bath on Friday evening that it was a pretty happy Gloucester dressing room and reward for a lot of hard work put in during the week leading up to the game.
Speaking after the 15-11 win over Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, David Humphreys heaped praise on his players, pointing out how they had bounced back after last week's tough defeat to overcome a rough start before controlling the game and earning the win.
Gloucester Rugby hooker Richard Hibbard spoke to the local media this week as the Cherry and Whites prepare to face Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership. The Welshman is ready to bounce back at The Rec.
Speaking to the local media about the local derby against Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, Director of Rugby David Humphreys acknowledged that it will be a tough encounter but hugely exciting at the same time and one the squad are looking forward to.
A visibly disappointed Billy Twelvetrees admitted that it was a very sombre Gloucester dressing room as a last minute try and conversion condemned the Cherry and Whites to an 18-19 defeat against Leicester Tigers on Saturday.
A disappointed Tom Savage told GRTV, after the 18-19 defeat at home to the Leicester Tigers, that the whole Gloucester team had put in a fantastic effort, but just couldn't find the extra one or two percent necessary to put away a top side.
Speaking after the narrow loss to Leicester Tigers on Saturday afternoon, David Humphreys says despite there being a lot of good in Gloucester's performance, he rued the failure to close the game out, as well as thanking the home support
Kiwi second row Jeremy Thrush is thoroughly enjoying his time in Cherry and White so far, and this weekend the Leicester Tigers are the visitors to Kingsholm, and the All Black is massively excited about the challenge.
After two wins in the European Rugby Challenge Cup, securing a home quarter-final, David Humphreys told the local media this week that Gloucester are coming into Saturday's game in good physical shape having rotated the squad. However, he and the squad are prepared for a tough encounter against the Tigers.
It's almost four years since Gloucester won a Premiership game at the Rec against Bath. However, they got that monkey off their back on Friday evening with a hard-fought 15-11 win in testing conditions.