One of the biggest events of the rugby calendar takes place at Twickenham as the World Sevens comes to a close
THE World Sevens series comes to an end this weekend with the London Sevens at Twickenham.
South Africa are the champions but England will be looking to secure second place in the showpiece event at the home of rugby.
Here is everything you need to know ahead of the London Sevens.
When is the London Sevens?
The London Sevens takes place at Twickenham on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21.
Group games will be played on Saturday, with the first match starting at 9.30am and the final match starting at 6.16pm.
England have been drawn with Spain, Australia and Samoa.
The knockout fixtures will take place on the Sunday, starting at 9.30am, with the final to begin at 5.57pm.
How can I get tickets for the London Sevens?
With the increasing popularity of the event, 50,000 tickets per day are on sale this year, up from 35,000 in previous years.
Tickets will be available from the RFU and licensed resellers.
Day tickets start at £30 while weekend tickets start at £40.
What TV channel is the London Sevens on?
Sky Sports 3 will be showing Saturday’s matches in their entirety, with coverage beginning at 9am.
The Sunday matches will be broadcast on Sky Sports 5 from 9.20pm.
Who will win the World Sevens?
South Africa have won the series, with five series wins and 179 points.
England are in second place on 145 points and will look to maintain that position ahead of last year’s winners and Olympic champs Fiji, on 142.
The Fijians must come at least two places ahead of England to secure second spot in the series.
But whatever happens, the 2016/17 series has been a marked improvement on last year, when England came eighth and failed to win a single event.
As for the event itself, Scotland will be looking to retain the London Sevens title they surprisingly won with a dramatic 27-26 win over South Africa.
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