The Men's Eagles Sevens team travels to Edinburgh, Scotland on the last leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series. The Eagles are looking to play well this weekend after coming off a disappointing performance last weekend in London in which they lost to France, England, Spain, and Portugal.
The Eagles have arguably the toughest pool in the tournament: Samoa, Fiji, and Scotland. Samoa, who won last year's Series, currently sits at fourth in series points (112), while Fiji is very close behind them in fifth (110). Scotland has 12 series points and are one position ahead of the Eagles, who have 10 points.
Last week the Eagles lost their first match to England, then had a wonderful come from behind victory against Argentina that put them in position to potentially earn much needed points in the Series. But a surprising loss to France at the end of pool play left the Eagles with a sour taste in their mouth that they were not able to get rid of against the likes of Spain and Portugal on day two.
Thus the stage is set for the Eagles redemption. Their match-ups in pool play give them an opportunity to spoil the Samoan and Fijian hopes of winning second in the Series final point standings.
The Scottish team is no pushover either; last week in London they were able to capture the Bowl by beating Portugal, Spain, and Kenya. This week they are adding experience to their team with the additions of international sevens veterans, Colin Gregor and Jim Thompson.
Regardless of who the Eagles play, they must come out energized and ready to go in order to have a good showing. The selected squad has a lot of international experience and they are surely motivated to succeed.
The match updates can be viewed at http://www.irbsevens.com/destination/edition=10/fixturesresults.html