Hosts Scotland face auld enemy England in their pool on day one, while World Series leaders South Africa have been handed the toughest of challenges in their pool against defending champions New Zealand.
Paul Treu's Boks currently lead the race for the overall title by 28 points from second-placed England and look well set to land a first ever IRB Sevens crown but any slip-up at Twickenham the previous weekend would make their Pool A challenge against the Kiwis, France and USA even more daunting.
Hong Kong Sevens champions Fiji line up at Murrayfield as second seeds and top Pool B with matches against Australia and Iberian neighbours Portugal and Spain.
Kenya, currently ranked sixth in the world after reaching three Cup semi finals this season and one final in Adelaide, top Pool C and face England, Scotland and Canada.
Argentina are the top seeds in Pool D, the Rugby World Cup Sevens runners-up drawn against Samoa, Georgia and World Champions Wales.
"The scene is set for an incredible climax to this 10th Anniversary IRB Sevens World Series in Scotland, the home of Sevens rugby," said IRB Sevens Manager Beth Coalter.
"South Africa have been outstanding this season and have certainly put themselves into the strongest of positions to clinch a historic first ever Series.
"The rugby has been so competitive this year, though, with so many teams capable of pulling off shock wins - there may yet be a twist in the tail."
With 104 points South Africa currently lead England (76) by 28 but the battle for second place is fierce with Fiji (74), Argentina (68), New Zealand (64) and Kenya (58) all still in contention.
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.