Teams literally from all over the world will be taking part - players from Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Cook Islands, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Samoa, Scotland, Spain and the USA will be coming together to play to their own peculiar laws (not an ELV in sight I'd wager) and to enjoy Edinburgh's famed hospitality.
My particular best wishes go out to the Cancer Research UK Crusaders who, recognising that I am somewhat long in the tooth, very kindly invited me to join them for the event. Sadly, owing to work commitments, I had to decline but I'll certainly be with them in spirit of not in body.
The Edinburgh-based Crusaders are the brainchild of 47-year-old John Munro, who lost his wife Debbie to bowel cancer in 2005. He gave up rugby to care for his sick wife when the illness intensified and lost contact with a sport he had spent his life playing but her death gave him the determination to raise awareness and cash for Cancer Research UK.
"When Debbie died from cancer my friends and my rugby team were a tremendous support. It's amazing what the rugby community is like at times like those, I was getting messages of support from around the world," he says.
"I thought about it, and in April this year began sending a few e-mails out and it grew from there. Now we have a pool of around 50 players from all over."
The Crusaders have been given kilts with their own registered tartan to wear at events, along with specially-designed pink scrum hats to promote the cancer cause, so should be relatively easy to recognise next week.
If any of the participants in this event are reading this, please feel free to send me progress reports, stories or pictures from the week's festivities and I'd be happy to post them here.
Bon chance one and all!