The tournament has expanded this year to sixteen teams with the addition of the Ospreys, Dragons, British Army and National One promotion contenders Leeds Carnegie.
As the precursor to the new season, the Middlesex Sevens has a developed a proud history of announcing new talent onto the domestic stage.
Last season one of the finds of the tournament was Worcester Warriors' wing Miles Benjamin. The 20 year-old helped take Worcester into the Sevens final, before making his Guinness Premiership against Leicester Tigers two months later.
Benjamin scored nine tries in just 15 league appearances for Worcester, making him the third top scorer in the league in his debut season. Benjamin was then part of the England Under-20 squad that progressed to the final of the Junior World Championships, scoring four tries in the process.
Current holders of the Russell Cargill Cup, Newcastle Falcons, will meet newly promoted Northampton Saints in their first round match.
Squads will be announced in the coming weeks and the Middlesex Sevens is sure to enhance its reputation for showcasing the best young talent in the English game and this year, they will be joined by some of the best young talent in Wales as well.
Young players from all sixteen teams, including some from England's World Junior Championship Final side, will be keen to use the Sevens as a springboard to further their case for regular Guinness Premiership or Magners League rugby, or even a place in the England side under new Head Coach Martin Johnson or a Wales side looking to defend their Grand Slam.
Tickets for the Middlesex Sevens are now on sale and are available through Ticketmaster on 0871 871 0777 or by visiting http://www.middlesex7s.com/
Middlesex Sevens draw:
Dragons v London Irish
Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints
Harlequins v Leeds Carnegie
Sale Sharks v Ospreys
Gloucester Rugby v Bath Rugby
Worcester Warriors v Bristol Rugby
Leicester Tigers v London Wasps
Saracens v British Army
2001, British Army
2002, Bradford RL
2003, Northampton Saints
2004, British Army
2006, London Wasps
2007, Newcastle Falcons
Further details on the history of the tournament and a full list of winners are available at http://www.middlesex7s.com/