WORLD RUGBY MEDIA CONTACTS
WORLD SERIES BROADCAST ENQUIRIES
HSBC MEDIA CONTACT
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
|5-7 Dec 2019||Dubai||Round 1||Joanna Macadie
|Round 2||Joanna Macadie
|13-15 Dec 2019||Cape Town, South Africa||Round 2||JJ Harmse
|Round 3|| JJ Harmse
|25-26 Jan 2020||Hamilton, New Zealand||Round 3||
|Round 4||Toby Robinson
|1-2 Feb 2020||Sydney, Australia||Round 4||Patrick Foulkes
|Round 5||Patrick Foulkes
|29 Feb - 1 Mar 2020||Los Angeles, USA||Round 5||Michael Roth
|7-8 Mar 2020||Vancouver, Canada||Round 6||
Please see revised dates below
|Round 7||Round 6||Sean Moore
Please see revised dates below
|2-3 May 2020||Langford, Canada||Round 7||Bernadette Larose
|23-24 May 2020||London, England||Round 9||Charlotte Trusson
|30-31 May 2020||Paris, France||Round 10||Alixia Gaidoz
|Round 8|| Alixia Gaidoz
10-11 Oct 2020
|16-18 Oct||Hong Kong||Round 8||Sean Moore
How do I apply for accreditation?
To apply for accreditation to any of the rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series or HSBC World Rugby Women's 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. The top two teams in each pool will qualify for the Cup competition and the bottom two teams will contest the Challenge Trophy.
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. The top eight teams will play each other in the Cup competition and the teams placed nine-12 will contest the Challenge Trophy.
How does promotion and relegation work?
Promotion to core team status for both the men’s and women’s teams is currently decided at the Hong Kong round of the series, where 12 regional qualifiers battle for the one promotion place on offer in a separate 12-team competition. 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
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How can I get more information on the Series?
For more information about the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series or HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series, please email email@example.com
How can I request a player interview by telephone?
Player interviews by telephone can be arranged, given prior notice. Please email firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com