Gold Coast will be the new host the Australian leg of the Sevens World Series, taking over from Adelaide which has staged the tournament for the last five years.
The Australian Rugby Union said Wednesday that Gold Coast would host the first tournament of the 2011-2012 world series in late November. Gold Coast was selected over Perth, Sydney and Adelaide.
ARU chief executive John O'Neill said the union was confident that Gold Coast's tournament would rival the popularity of those in Dubai, Wellington and Hong Kong.
The 2011 tournament will be held at Gold Coast's Skilled Stadium on November 25 and 26.