WORLD RUGBY MEDIA CONTACTS

Suzi Murray
suzi.murray@worldrugby.org

WORLD SERIES BROADCAST ENQUIRIES

Dominic Young
Dominic.Young@worldrugby.org

HSBC MEDIA CONTACT

Sophie Arundale
sophie.arundale@hkstrategies.com

 

EVENT MEDIA CONTACTS

 DatesTournamentMen’s RoundMen’s Media ContactsWomen’s RoundWomen’s Media Contacts
20-21 Oct 2018Glendale, USA  Round 1

USA Rugby media department 
media@usarugby.org 

29 Nov – 1 Dec 2018DubaiRound 1Joanna Macadie
Joanna.macadie@promoseven.com
Round 2Joanna Macadie
Joanna.macadie@promoseven.com
8-9 Dec 2018Cape Town, South AfricaRound 2JJ Harmse
jjharmse@sarugby.co.za  
  
26-27 Jan 2019Hamilton, New ZealandRound 3

Toby Robinson
Toby.robson@nzrugby.co.nz

  
1-3 Feb 2019Sydney, AustraliaRound 4Patrick Foulkes
Patrick.Foulkes@rugby.com.au
Round 3Patrick Foulkes
Patrick.Foulkes@rugby.com.au
2-4 Mar 2019Las Vegas, USARound 5Jeff McDowell
Jmcdowell@usasevens.com  
  
9-10 Mar 2019Vancouver, CanadaRound 6Katie Colclough
kcolclough@canadasevens.com   
  
5-7 Apr 2019Hong KongRound 7Sean Moore
sean.moore@elitestep.com  
  
13-14 Apr 2019SingaporeRound 8

 Jai Mukherjee 
jaideep.mukherjee@sru.org.sg

  
21-22 Apr 2019Kitakyushu, Japan  Round 4JRFU Media department
media@rugby-japan.or.jp 
11-12 May 2019Langford, Canada  Round 5Katie Colclough
kcolclough@canadasevens.com     
25-26 May 2019London, EnglandRound 9Charlotte Trusson
charlottetrusson@rfu.com
  
1-2 Jun 2019Paris, FranceRound 10Alixia Gaidoz
Alixia.Gaidoz@ffr.fr  
Round 6Alixia Gaidoz
Alixia.Gaidoz@ffr.fr  

 

FAQS

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

How do I report a problem with the media section?
To report a problem or raise a question about the media section, please email digitalmedia@worldrugby.org

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What are the usage guidelines for imagery?
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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 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