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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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  • Wellington 7s Event Goes Stale

    The Wellington leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series kicks off on Saturday with the likelihood of poor attendance dominating media reports in the build-up to the two-day event. The sevens was once the hottest ticket in the New Zealand capital and tickets for both days at the 35,000-capacity Westpac Stadium sold out within minutes. But the party atmosphere that used to attract tens of thousands of fans in fancy dress has dissipated and organisers expect only 15,000 a day this year. Martin Snedden,...

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  • ER2015 Worth £20m to Bristol?

    ... having hosted New Zealand versus Tonga the last time the tournament came to these shores back in 1999. The amount of money Bristol City FC would get for hosting matches has not yet been finalised. When the Rugby World Cup was held in New Zealand last year Wellington, which has a population of 487,000 compared to Bristol's 428,000, hosted eight matches. Financial experts estimated the overall economic benefit to Wellington was £53 million, or about £6.5 million per match. If Bristol were to la...

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  • NZ Economy Counts The Spoils Of Hosting The Lions

    After recovering from the rugby, New Zealand media have been reporting on the estimated economic benefits of the Lions tour especially to cities hosting games: Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton and Christchurch. An estimated 25,000 in-bound tourists descended on New Zealand for the tour with considerable domestic visitors too with Auckland estimating an influx of 14,000 non-local Kiwis for both Eden Park tests. A total spend of $120m (£68.4m or €76.8m) was expected to be attributed to the Lions...

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  • Vancouver Sevens Bid Gathers Pace

    ... break of several weeks before the next pair. With questions marks hanging over the tournaments in Glasgow, Tokyo and Las Vegas, the IRB is thought to be keen on adding between one and three new hosts. The Las Vegas tournament is currently paired with Wellington in New Zealand but organisers are keen to partner the Wellington event with the tournament in Australia (currently on the Gold Coast). If those two tournaments were to be paired up, Vancouver would appear to be in an ideal place to partn...

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  • World Sevens Series Extends Live, TV And Social Reach

    ... sponsor HSBC, DHL and more recently TAG Heuer. “As we look to Tokyo 2020 and beyond, we will continue to innovate on and off the field to ensure that the players and fans are at the very heart of the sevens experience.” See also... Hamilton Replaces Wellington As World Sevens Schedule Announced Wellington 7s Event Goes Stale Sevens Must Seize The Moment In 2017    ...

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  • Sevens Series Plans For Boom Year

    ... hours of action broadcast to fans in more than 100 territories for the first time. It was also the most socially-engaged with 61 million video views and a 250 per cent audience increase across all platforms. New Zealand Rugby announced this week that Wellington would continue to host their leg until 2019, although the Westpac Stadium has not been attracting the crowds it once did. The average attendance was down to around 15,000 spectators for each of the two days this year, whereas the event u...

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  • Heathrow Express Named England Sevens Sponsor

    ... England squads compete in several markets which replicate the customer base of Heathrow Express, and they share our passion and commitment to growing the sport,” she said. “Last year’s highlights included the England Men winning the tournament in Wellington and the Women in Houston, as well as more than 113,000 supporters attending the Marriott London Sevens.  It is an exciting time for the sport and we are looking forward to working with Heathrow Express to build on recent successes and...

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  • Saracens Academy Heads Premiership Talent Supply

    ... their academy on senior deals in the competition. In fact, the Sharks – of Durban, not Sale – are just one player behind Wasps as things stand. The Sharks lead all foreign academies in the Premiership, with Western Province (10), Canterbury (9) and Wellington (8) not far behind them. Shaw then sets out to remove players born before 1990 to compare more recent trends. The significant change between the two sets of data is that, in the group of all players, the 14 Premiership Rugby Limited (P...

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  • HSBC Extends Involvement In World 7s

    ... next four years with new destinations Sydney, Cape Town, Vancouver, Singapore and Paris expanding rugby’s reach around the globe. 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   See also...

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