Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco

  • Men Align With Women In 2018 For Sevens Finale In Paris

    ... 12-13 May with the last round of the series in Paris, after which all teams will turn their focus to Rugby World Cup Sevens at AT&T Park in San Francisco in July. World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said: “With the Commonwealth Games in April and Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco in July, 2018 will be quite a year for the men’s and women’s teams. “The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is growing considerably each year and I predict this one will be no different, with the action co...

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  • World Rugby Events Set For Dublin, Belfast, San Francisco And San Jose

    Dublin and Belfast will host Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 after World Rugby awarded the hosting rights for the eighth edition of the tournament to the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU). The pool stages in August 2017 will be held at University College Dublin, with the semi-finals and positional play-offs taking place at Queen's University Sport and The Kingspan Stadium. The final will take place at Ulster's home ground, which has a capacity of 18,196. The 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup was w...

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  • Capgemini Agree 6-Year Innovation Partnership With World Rugby

    World Rugby have announced that they have entered a “global innovation partnership” with research company Capgemini to help attract new fans to the sport through Rugby Sevens. The six-year deal will see Capgemini become the official innovation partner for the World Rugby Sevens Series and the Rugby World Cup Sevens Series 2018 which will take place in San Francisco in July. World Rugby claim that Rugby Sevens is a proven "fan-engager" thanks to its "innovative content and social media strate...

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  • Las Vegas Named Sixth Women's 7s Host

    World Rugby has announced that Las Vegas will host the third round of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series on 3-4 March, 2017. For the third time in 2016-17, the men's and women's runs side by side as the Sam Boyd Stadium in Nevada plays host to the World's best Sevens players. The announcement brings the number of rounds on the women's series to six, with the season resuming in Dubai on 1 December. USA Rugby chief executive Dan Payne said: "We are very proud to combine the men's and women...

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  • GPN & Whitecaps To Develop Sevens Circuit In USA

    Grand Prix Network (GPN), a San Francisco based sports and entertainment company, has announced it has finalised plans to launch the network's Grand Prix Rugby Football League (RFL) – a series of 7s events in the USA starting in the spring of 2018. Rugby International Marketing (RIM), the commercial arm of USA Rugby, has contracted with GPN and GPN has in it’s turn has engaged Whitecap Sports Group (WSG) to exclusively offer major market “founding franchises” in the top 16 U.S. media mar...

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  • Sevens Series Plans For Boom Year

    World Rugby has announced the dates for the 10 host venues that will comprise the 2016-17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the first season following Rugby Sevens' Olympic Games debut. The 2015-16 series, ending in London last weekend, was reported to be the biggest and best to date with six different winners for the first time and Fiji claiming the overall title. The expanded series (there were nine events in the 2014-15 series) was the best attended with 715,000 fans and the most widely-viewed...

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  • Hamilton Replaces Wellington As World Sevens Schedule Announced

    Hamilton will replace Wellington as the host city for the New Zealand leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for the next two years – the extent of NZ Rugby’s current hosting rights. The event will be held in Waikato Stadium (capacity 25,800) on February 3rd and 4th next year. Shrinking crowd numbers finally brought Wellington's 18-year tenure to an end. Wellington's loss of the event came after posting financial losses in 2016 and 2017 after struggling to attract the bumper crowds and cu...

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  • NBC Acquires US TV Rights From World Rugby

    World Rugby and NBC Sports Group have announced details of a seven-year partnership for exclusive rights to present some of international Rugby's biggest events to US TV audiences, including Rugby World Cup 2019 and 2023, Women's Rugby World Cup and World Rugby U20 Championship. The deal, the biggest of its kind for Rugby rights in the USA, will cement NBC’s status as the destination for Rugby in a nation where record participation and fan growth has anchored Rugby as one of the hottest proper...

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  • London Sevens Sells Out Saturday In Advance

    Tickets for the Saturday of the Marriott London Sevens have sold out ahead of the weekend for the first time in the event's history. 75,000 tickets have been sold for the first day of the weekend, with over 115,000 expected over the tournament. Seats are still available for the Sunday, when fans can see the finals action and the HSBC Sevens World Series winner crowned. Rugby Football Union Chief Commercial Officer Sophie Goldschmidt said: "Selling out Saturday with over a week to go until the Ma...

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  • DHL Backs World Sevens Series

    DHL, the official logistics partner of Rugby World Cup 2015, has underscored its commitment to the global game by extending its partnership with the men's and women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for another year. With Sevens generating greater attention around the World ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the 2015/16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is set to showcase the sports across 10 major international destinations. DHL's support will also include logistics provision for some of the team...

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