Phil Wilkinson


Dominic Young


Sophie Arundale



 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

Toby Robinson

 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

Shaun Thompson


Hong Kong

Please see revised dates below

Round 7    Round 6  Sean Moore


Please see revised dates below

Round 8


2-3 May, 2020

Langford, Canada


    Round 7 Shaun Thompson
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



Round 7    
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 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

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How can I get more information on the Series?
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How can I request a player interview by telephone?
Player interviews by telephone can be arranged, given prior notice. Please email 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