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“World Sevens” redirects here. For the former rugby league competition, see Rugby League World Sevens

The World Rugby Sevens Series, known officially as the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series from the 2015-16 season, and before that as the HSBC Sevens World Series since 2010, through sponsorship from banking group HSBC,[1] is an annual series of international rugby sevens tournaments run by World Rugby featuring national sevens teams. The series, organised for the first time as the World Sevens Series in the 1999-2000 season, was formed to develop an elite-level competition series between rugby nations and develop the sevens game into a viable commercial product for World Rugby.

THE MEN’S HSBC WORLD RUGBY SEVENS SERIES

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens series consists of 10 tournaments held around the world, in which national sevens teams compete for series points at each round.

An overall champion is crowned at the end of the season based on points accumulated throughout the 10 events, from the opening round in Dubai in November to the final round in Paris in June.

There are 15 ‘core’ teams who participate at each round of the series. The 16th team is an invitational team.

Since the 2012-13 season a promotion and relegation system from the series came into effect. Japan were relegated from the 2019 series and Ireland qualified as a core team for 2020 by winning the qualifier in Hong Kong.

The core teams in 2020 are:

Argentina Australia Canada England Fiji
France Ireland Kenya New Zealand Samoa
Scotland South Africa Spain USA Wales

 

HSBC SEVENS WORLD SERIES 2019

ROUND 1 Dubai 5-7 December, 2019
ROUND 2 Cape Town 13-15 December, 2019
ROUND 3 Hamilton 25-26 January, 2020
ROUND 4 Sydney 1-2 February, 2020
ROUND 5 Los Angeles  29 February – 1 March, 2020
ROUND 6 Vancouver 7-18 March, 2020
ROUND 7 Hong Kong 3-5 April, 2020
ROUND 8 Singapore 11-12 April, 2020
ROUND 9 London 23-24 May, 2020
ROUND 10 Paris 30-31 May, 2020

THE WOMEN’S HSBC WORLD RUGBY SEVENS SERIES

The women’s sevens series takes place in a record eight global destinations in 2020. This series will be the eighth for the 11 core women’s teams with the 12th team at each round being an invitational team.

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series gives leading rugby players across six continents the chance to experience global, elite level, high-performance sevens competition and coupled with the spike in interest after the Olympic Games, the series has sparked significant growth in the women’s game with increased appetite for broadcast, live streaming and social media.

China were relegated from the 2019 Series and Brazil qualified as a core team for 2020 after winning the qualifier in Hong Kong.

The core teams in 2020 are:

Australia Brazil Canada England
Fiji France Ireland New Zealand
Russia Spain  USA

HSBC WORLD RUGBY WOMEN’S SEVENS SERIES 2019

ROUND 1 Glendale 5-6 October, 2019
ROUND 2 Dubai 5-7 December, 2019
ROUND 3 Cape Town 13-15 December, 2019
ROUND 4 Hamilton 25-26 January, 2020
ROUND 5 Sydney 1-2 February, 2020
ROUND 6 Hong Kong 3-5 April, 2020
ROUND 7 Langford 2-3 May, 2020
ROUND 8 Paris 30-31 May, 2020

WORLD RUGBY SEVENS SERIES ROLL OF HONOUR

World Rugby Sevens Series

World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series

1999-2000 New Zealand
2000-01 New Zealand
2001-02 New Zealand
2002-03 New Zealand
2003-04 New Zealand
2004-05 New Zealand
2005-06 Fiji
2006-07 New Zealand
2007-08 New Zealand
2008-09 South Africa
2009-10 Samoa
2010-11 New Zealand
2011-12 New Zealand
2012-13 New Zealand  New Zealand
2013-14 New Zealand  New Zealand
2014-15 Fiji  New Zealand
2015-16 Fiji  Australia
2016-17 South Africa  New Zealand
2018 South Africa Australia
2019 Fiji New Zealand