Contacts and frequently asked questions
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WORLD RUGBY MEDIA CONTACTS
WORLD SERIES BROADCAST ENQUIRIES
HSBC MEDIA CONTACT
EVENT MEDIA CONTACTS 2021
HSBC Paris Sevens (Marcoussis) - 15-16 May 2021 (women's)
Alixia Gaidoz Alixia.Gaidoz@ffr.fr
HSBC Paris Sevens (Marcoussis) - 22-23 May 2021 (women's)
Alixia Gaidoz Alixia.Gaidoz@ffr.fr
HSBC Canada Sevens - TBC (men's)
Shaun Thompson SThompson@rugby.ca
HSBC London Sevens - TBC (men's)
Charlotte Trusson firstname.lastname@example.org
HSBC Singapore Sevens - 29-30 October (men's)
Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens - 5-7 November (men's and women's)
Sean Moore email@example.com
Emirates Dubai Sevens - 3-4 December (men's and women's)
Lucy Plumb firstname.lastname@example.org
HSBC Cape Town Sevens - 10-12 December (men's and women's)
JJ Harmse email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I request a player interview by telephone?
Player interviews by telephone can be arranged, given prior notice. Please email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org