World Rugby on CNN will take viewers on a global journey through all aspects of the sport. As Rugby Sevens prepares for its Olympics debut in Brazil in August, presenters Alex Thomas and Christina Macfarlane will follow the contenders throughout the Sevens World Series during a series of fast-paced tournaments in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the U.S., Hong Kong, Singapore, France and England. The show will also include the 15-a-side game, its major competitions and the continued development of women’s rugby. The show will travel far and wide to seek out stories from grassroots rugby as well as meet the stars of the sport. The first monthly show, airing on 23 January, will feature a look ahead to the rugby year and follow the road to Rio from the tiny Scottish town of Melrose, where the game of Rugby Sevens was created by a local butcher in the 19th century.