World Sevens Series

  • 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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  • Women's Sevens Series Launched

    The International Rugby Board has announced the first ever IRB Women's Sevens World Series. The global Series will feature rounds in UAE (Dubai), USA (Houston), China (Guangzhou) and Netherlands (Amsterdam). The system mirrors the men's Series, with each 12-team event featuring six core teams who will play across all four events and six teams who will be invited based on regional tournament rankings, reflecting the IRB's strategic aim to mix the top teams in the World with the best up and comin...

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  • Argentina Postpone Sevens Series Tournament

    The International Rugby Board (IRB) has confirmed that the Unión Argentina de Rugby (UAR) has reluctantly postponed hosting its round of the 2012/13 HSBC Sevens World Series, but hope to host around of the Series in the 2013/14 season. The decision comes after a review of all operational requirements by the Union taken in full consultation with all stakeholders. IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset said, "The IRB understands and fully supports what was a very difficult decision for the UAR. They have...

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

    Next season's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for both men and women will reach a crescendo in Paris. The French capital will host the final round of the men’s and women’s Series on 8-10 June 2018, as the final men’s tournament switches with the London tournament (2-3 June). With the dates for the ten-tournament men’s Series already announced, the women’s Series gets underway at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai on 30 November this year alongside the men's competition. Sydney hosts the second...

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  • Sydney Added To World Sevens Series Schedule

    World Rugby has announced that the Australia round of the World Rugby Sevens Series will re-locate from the Gold Coast to Sydney from the 2015-16 season. The Australian round has struggled to attract crowds at the Queensland venue and just 20,000 fans turned up over two days last October for the fourth version of the event.  The Sydney Sevens will take pace at the Allianz Stadium - or Sydney Football Stadium, as it is also known - with the event dates to be announced at the end of the month. Th...

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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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  • World Rugby Announces Sevens and U20s Media Partners

    World Rugby has announced London-based agencies RDA TV and IEC in Sports as its official Worldwide television sales arm for Sevens and the U20 Championship. The media rights distribution companies will partner to sell broadcast rights to the Sevens World Series, the Women’s Sevens Series and the U20 Championship for a two-year term. IEC has worked successfully in partnership with RDA on a range of rugby projects, such as the World Club Sevens 2014 and USA Rugby’s 2014 Series, including the h...

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  • Record Crowd at Twickenham

    A World record weekend crowd of more than 103,000 attended the two days of the Marriott London Sevens at Twickenham Stadium. The final leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series attracted 103,027 spectators, breaking last year’s Twickenham mark of 100,094. Day one of the tournament saw a single day record attendance of 60,050 and yesterday there were 42,977 supporters in the stadium. “Setting another World record at the Marriott London Sevens is a fantastic achievement and we’d like to say a big...

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  • Five Of Six Women's Sevens Series Venues Announced

    Five of the six legs of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series have been confirmed. Olympic gold medallists Australia and Rugby World Cup 2019 and Olympic Games 2020 hosts Japan are the latest countries to host rounds of the Series, which gets underway in early December. The Series will kick off alongside the men's equivalent in Dubai in early December, before joining the Sydney Sevens in February. It then moves to a new location in Kitakyushu, Japan, in April before heading to Victoria, C...

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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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