The new World Rugby Media Zone has now launched as the destination for all World Rugby and tournament-related news and media content, including press releases, video news releases, statistics, photographs, commentary notes and much more. If you subscribe to World Rugby media releases you will receive an email prompting you to set a password for the new Media Zone, or to register for the service. (NB. This email may go into your Junk mailbox). If you do not currently subscribe, please register online.

WORLD RUGBY MEDIA CONTACTS

Phil Wilkinson
philip.wilkinson@worldrugby.org

WORLD SERIES BROADCAST ENQUIRIES

Dominic Young
Dominic.Young@worldrugby.org

HSBC MEDIA CONTACT

Sophie Arundale
sophie.arundale@hkstrategies.com

 

EVENT MEDIA CONTACTS

 Dates Tournament Men’s Round Men’s Media Contacts Women’s Round Women’s Media Contacts
5-6 Oct, 2019 Glendale, USA     Round 1

USA Rugby media department 
media@usarugby.org 

5-7 Dec, 2019 Dubai Round 1 Joanna Macadie
Joanna.macadie@promoseven.com
Round 2 Joanna Macadie
Joanna.macadie@promoseven.com
13-15 Dec, 2019 Cape Town, South Africa Round 2 JJ Harmse
jjharmse@sarugby.co.za  
 Round 3  JJ Harmse
jjharmse@sarugby.co.za
25-26 Jan, 2020 Hamilton, New Zealand Round 3

Toby Robinson
Toby.robson@nzrugby.co.nz

 Round 4  Toby Robinson
Toby.robson@nzrugby.co.nz
1-2 Feb, 2020 Sydney, Australia Round 4 Patrick Foulkes
Patrick.Foulkes@rugby.com.au
Round 5 Patrick Foulkes
Patrick.Foulkes@rugby.com.au
29 Feb - 1 Mar, 2020 Los Angeles, USA Round 5 Michael Roth 
Mroth@aegworldwide.com
   
7-8 Mar, 2020 Vancouver, Canada Round 6

Shaun Thompson
SThompson@rugby.ca

   
 

Hong Kong

Please see revised dates below

Round 7    Round 6  Sean Moore
sean.moore@elitestep.com
 

Singapore 

Please see revised dates below

Round 8

 

   
2-3 May, 2020

Langford, Canada

Postponed

    Round 7 Shaun Thompson
SThompson@rugby.ca
23-24 May, 2020

London, England

Postponed

Round 9 Charlotte Trusson
charlottetrusson@rfu.com
   
30-31 May, 2020

Paris, France

Postponed

Round 10 Alixia Gaidoz
Alixia.Gaidoz@ffr.fr  
 Round 8  Alixia Gaidoz
Alixia.Gaidoz@ffr.fr  

10-11 Oct, 2020

Singapore

 

Round 7  media@singaporesevens.com.sg    
16-18 Oct, Hong Kong  Round 8 Sean Moore
sean.moore@elitestep.com
   

 

FAQS

How do I apply for accreditation?
To apply for accreditation to any of the rounds of the men's or women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, contact the respective event media personnel above.

How does the knock-out stage of the men’s competition format work?
The men's and women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series now feature gold, silver and bronze medals, introduced for the first time for the 2016-17 season.

At the end of pool play on day one (or two, depending on the event), the teams will be ranked one to four in each pool based on tournament points. 

How does the knock-out stage of the women’s competition format work?
At the end of pool play on day one, the teams will be ranked one to 12 based on tournament points. 

How does promotion and relegation work?
Promotion to core team status for both the men’s and women’s teams will be determined by the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series in 2020. Relegation from core team status is decided at the end of the season, with the bottom-ranked of the current core teams after the final round losing its ever-present status for the next campaign

How do access media materials?
The new World Rugby Media Zone has now launched as the destination for all World Rugby-related news and media content, including press releases, video news releases, statistics, photographs, commentary notes and much more. If you have not received an email prompting you to set a password, please register online.

How can I access rights free imagery?
Rights-free action images are available in the Sevens Series section of the World Rugby media zone. There is also additional imagery available to Getty subscribers on their website http://www.gettyimages.com and additional HSBC-branded imagery on the Getty Images Publicity site.

What are the usage guidelines for imagery?
To use the rights-free images made available for download please always use the mandatory credit 'World Rugby' unless another is specified. 

How can I get more information on the Series?
For more information about the men's and women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, go to the media zone or email media@worldrugby.org

How can I request a player interview by telephone?
Player interviews by telephone can be arranged, given prior notice. Please email media@worldrugby.org or the local media personnel listed above, who will try to facilitate.

Interviews are sometimes also available with rugby legends, courtesy of series sponsor HSBC. For more details email sophie.arundale@hkstrategies.com