Gallagher Premiership side Leicester Tigers have been paired with the British Army in a mouthwatering group for the first leg of this year’s Super Sevens Series.

The sides will compete, alongside Apache and Nigeria Exiles, in Pool B of the Greene King IPA Sevens at Bury St Edmund’s on Sunday, May 5th.

British Army in action at the 2018 Super Sevens Series. Photo: SHAWN PEARCE

Current series champions Samurai have been drawn in Pool A along with Guildford Bears, Oxfam Crusaders and the famous touring side Welsh Crawshays.

Pool C sees Ramblin Jesters, Stunts, Lomaviti and Samurai Academy do battle while Pool D consists of Akuma Hurricanes, England Students, Speranza22 and host guest club Bury St Edmund’s.

In the first-ever women’s elite event in the series, Ramblin Jesters, Scimitars, Samurai and Wymondham do battle.

The action at The Haberden begins at 10am with the first matches of the women’s competition.

Men’s Elite

Pool A: Samurai RFC, Guildford Bears, Oxfam Crusaders, Welsh Crawshays

Pool B: British Army, Apache, Nigeria Exiles, Leicester Tigers

Pool C: Ramblin Jesters, Stunts, Marlborough Compeed 7s, Samurai Academy

Pool D: Akuma Hurricanes, Students Select, Speranza22, Bury St Edmund’s

Women’s Elite

Pool A: Ramblin Jesters, Scimitar Storm, Samurai RFC, Wymondham