IRB Sevens World Series off to Explosive Start in Dubai
South Africa have kicked off both their Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens and IRB Sevens World Series title defences in impressive fashion, going unbeaten on day one at 'the Sevens' stadium.
With the IOC decision in October having given Sevens Rugby an extra prominence around the world, millions were watching the action at the first major tournament since Sevens became part of the Olympic family.
Cup quarter final line-up
South Africa v Fiji
New Zealand v Kenya
England v Argentina
Samoa v Australia
The IRB has launched an enhanced online media service on the official website, irbsevens.com, guaranteeing unrivalled coverage of the record breaking Series.
At the end of the first day of the tournament the following rights-free audio is available with the four pool winners:
- Mzwandile Stick, South Africa
- Kevin Barrett, England captain
- Stephen Betham, Samoa coach
- Tony Philp, High Performance Player Dev Manager, NZRU
- Nigel Starmer-Smith, TV commentator
Seb Lauzier, IRB Web & Broadcast Editor, email@example.com