Wellington Sevens 2012 games schedule

01:26, Feb 02 2012

While the Wellington Sevens is known for costumes, colour and a party atmosphere, it's also about exhilarating, world-class sevens rugby.

Both Friday and Saturday are packed with non-stop rugby and all the games at Westpac Stadium are kept to an extremely tight schedule, so plan the games you really want to see and keep an eye on the clock.

The pool games start on Friday at 1pm. They are all 22 minutes long and played back-to-back, with the last game at 9.56pm.

Saturday is finals day and games also start at 1pm, but the major finals from 7.30pm onwards are all 30 minutes with an eight minute break between them.

The shield final is at 7.30pm on Saturday with the bowl final at 8.00pm and the plate final at 8.30pm.

If you do happen miss most of the action during the two days, the tournament final is at 9.30pm on Saturday night.

New Zealand's first game is against Scotland at 3:12pm on Friday. They will also play Japan at 6:08pm and Samoa at 9:56pm, which is likely to be the game of the day.

A parade of nations will be held on Friday at 7.55pm, followed by a women's exhibition match.

Booths open for ticket collection at 11am and gates open at 12pm on Friday and 12.30pm on Saturday.

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