Exciting times ahead for 7s
Ten locations are revealed for the men's schedule with the sport heading towards its debut at the Olympic Games in 2016. Rugby sevens is set to reach out and inspire more fans in more nations that ever before with World Rugby announcing details of an exciting new competition.
With 7’s achieving year-on year record attendance, viewership and engagement figures the excitement is building greatly ahead of its Olympic Games debut in Rio.
The announcement is a further boost to World Rugby’s mission to grow and inspire new participants and audiences around the globe and also reinforces HSBC’s long-term rugby commitment of investing in the game from community to elite level.
World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “Rugby sevens is going from strength to strength ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the men’s and women’s series have been at the heart of the global sevens success story with their winning brand of high-octane, competitive and broadcast- friendly action, global locations and festival atmosphere.“
Fiji won the HSBC Sevens World Series last year in London. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
Fiji claimed the series last season following New Zealand’s dominant run of four successive wins, and USA claimed their inaugural tournament victory in London in May. Starting in December, the new HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series will be expanded to include 10 host cities in a further illustration of the popularity and growth of the game around the world.
Starting in December, the new HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series will include 10 host cities in a further illustration of the popularity and growth of the game around the world.
2015-16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series schedule
Round 1: Dubai: 4-5 December
Round 2: Cape Town: 12-13 December
Round 3: Wellington: 30-31 January
Round 4: Sydney: 6-7 February
Round 5: Las Vegas: 4-6 March
Round 6: Vancouver: 12-13 March
Round 7: Hong Kong: 8-10 April
Round 8: Singapore: 16-17 April
Round 9: Paris: 14-15 May
Round 10: London: 21-22 May
This article „HSBC partners with World Rugby for record-breaking sevens properties“ is an extract from the World Rugby website. For the original article please click here.