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Dubai Rugby Sevens

Dubai Rugby Sevens
The Dubai Rugby Sevens kicks off on Nov 27 with defending champions New Zealand looking to win the title for a second successive year. Here they are pictured celebrating last year's win. (Supplied)
Dubai Rugby Sevens
Fireworks light the sky as New Zealand's rugby team raise the Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament trophy after beating Fiji 31-21 in the final in 2007. (Getty Images)
Dubai Rugby Sevens
Action from last year's tournament, New Zealand's Tomasi Cama passes the ball from a scrum as Emosi Vucago from Fiji throws in a tackle too late. (Getty Images)
Dubai Rugby Sevens
Lifeimi Mafi of New Zealand moves away from Fiji's Tuidriva Bainivalu during the semi-final match last year. The complete list of teams competing at this year's tournament is: Arabian Gulf, Argentina, Australia, England, Fiji, France, Georgia, Kenya, New Zealand, Portugal, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, USA, Wales, Zimbabwe. (Getty Images)
Dubai Rugby Sevens
Will Greenwood of the Christina Noble team is tackled during the International Veterans Trophy during the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens last year. (Getty Images)
Dubai Rugby Sevens
South Africa's Niel Powell is boosted up by a teammate as New Zealand's Edwin Cocker moves in to tackle during their semi final match last year. (Getty Images)
Dubai Rugby Sevens
James Thompson of Scotland races away with the ball in the match against Fiji. (Getty Images)
Dubai Rugby Sevens
Having fun is all part of the ethos behind the Dubai Sevens tournament. (Supplied)
Dubai Rugby Sevens
Australian cheerleaders Aggreko Dynamos perform during the Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament last year. (Getty Images)
Dubai Rugby Sevens
The Dubai Sevens is about more than just rugby. (Supplied)
Dubai Rugby Sevens
New Zealand supporters with a message for their team that went on to win the tournament in 2007. (Supplied)
Dubai Rugby Sevens
Sevens supporters get dressed up for the big event. (Supplied)