GREAT Britain Rugby Sevens Limited has confirmed its preparation plans for next year's Rio Olympics following qualification on behalf of Team GB by England's men and women.

The Scottish Rugby Union and its English and Welsh counterparts will each be represented on the board and the executive committee of GB Rugby Sevens, which has been ratified by the British Olympic Association.

Joe Lydon, head of international player development with the Rugby Football Union, has been named performance manager of the GB Rugby Sevens programme. The men's and women's teams will both have a head coach and an assistant coach, with the recruitment process for those posts now under way.

Eligible players will be selected from their existing national set-ups, and will mainly have played at world or European level over the 14 months preceding the Games. Preliminary squads will be selected to attend training camps in June 2016, with the final squads of 12 men and 12 women being announced the following month, shortly before the Games themselves.