England Sevens made a significant step towards a direct qualification for Rio 2016 last weekend. A win over table-leader South Africa in the Cup final of the Tokyo 7s pushed Simon Amor's team to the fourth place in the overall standing of this year's HSBC Sevens World Series. They are now 20 points behind current champions New Zealand. Fiji is in second place with just four points behind South Africa 7s. The next stage of the HSBC Sevens World Series will be in Glasgow on 9th and 10th of May.
The Hong Kong Sevens, one of the finest sport tournaments in the world is celebratingit's 40th anniversary this weekend. With 45 matches to be played over three days, the big birthday party looks promising.
At the end of another record-breaking HSBC Sevens World Series, rugby fans around the globe gather together to celebrate the biggest 7s-party of the year at the 16th and 17th of May. The Marriott London Sevens is famous for it's unrivalled atmosphere. This year the themed event is all about Star Wars.
Today World Rugby confirmed that the South Africa Sevens will be relocated from Port Elizabeth to the impressive Cape Town stadium. Cape Town joins Vancouver and Sydney within a new line-up of destinations, reflecting the significant appeal and attraction of rugby sevens to cities and nations worldwide.
The new venue underlines the high ambitions of World Rugby regarding the sport of 7s. World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset comments: "With excitement increasing ahead of Rio 2016, the World Rugby Sevens Series is going from strength to strength, proving a hit with fans, broadcasters and sponsors around the globe with its winning blend of compelling and competitive action, global destinations and festival atmosphere."