Starting once again with the two events in Dubai and George, South Africa, in December 2010 the global IRB Sevens World Series will climax in Edinburgh in May 2011 at the Emirates Airline Ediburgh 7s Festival having visited five continents over a six month period.
Almost 24,000 supporters arrived for the international party at Murrayfield this year and were treated to a feast of fast-paced rugby which saw Samoa win an incredible 24-minute semi-final over England, and Scotland bounce back from an early day-two defeat to England to overcome South Africa and Argentina to lift the plate.
EventScotland's Chief Operating Officer, Paul Bush, today welcomed the news: "We have worked closely with Scottish Rugby and our partners in hosting the Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s Festival since 2006 and are delighted with the IRB announcement that Edinburgh will again host the Series finale in 2011.
2010/11 IRB Sevens World Series Calendar
Dubai, UAE, 3-4 December 2010
George, South Africa, 10-11 December 2010
Wellington, New Zealand, 4-5 February 2011
Las Vegas, USA, 12-13 February 2011
Hong Kong, 25, 26, 27 March 2011
Adelaide, Australia, 2-3 April 2011
London, England, 21-22 May 2011
Edinburgh, Scotland, 28-29 May 2011