Jul 10, 2014
7s and the City 'ideal' for Wales - Williams
Allianz Park will play host to International Sevens on Saturday at the Sevens and the City sports festival.
One of the international sides who will be playing is Wales, who alongside England, Barbados, Scotland and Papua New Guinea, are in their final preparations for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games as they compete for the inaugural Worldwide Currencies London Cup alongside sevens specialists Samurai.
Gareth Williams, the Wales sevens head coach, believes Wales’ involvement in the tournament will act as the perfect preparation for his charges on the eve of the Glasgow Games.
“The tournament acts as an ideal environment,” said Williams who became head coach earlier this year.
“Two weeks out from the Commonwealth Games, to get quality opposition, against both invitational and international teams in a tournament setting”
“It has worked well for us in the past to have such an exercise prior to major tournaments, and we are aiming to maximise the effect of this weekend to carry in to Glasgow.”
The elite event will start at 10am while there will also be social rugby 7s and netball contests and a fitness competition pitting four-person teams against each other.
In addition to the sport, there were a pop-up casino, Jacuzzi cabanas, a VIP lounge, drinks tents and plenty of food.
DJs will play throughout the day while live music will be provided by Charlie Simpson of Busted fame, Kimberley Wyatt from The Pussycat Dolls and Jax Jones, who had a No1 single with ‘I Got U’ earlier in the year.
Tickets can be purchased here or are available on the day for £10.