The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens series consists of 10 tournaments held around the world, in which national sevens teams compete for series points at each round.
An overall champion is crowned at the end of the season based on points accumulated throughout the 10 events, from the opening round in Dubai in November to the final round in Paris in June.
There are 15 'core' teams who participate at each round of the series. The 16th team is an invitational team.
Since the 2012-13 season a promotion and relegation system from the series came into effect. Qualification to become a core team takes place in Hong Kong in April. Japan were relegated from the 2019 Series and Ireland qualified as a core team for 2020.
The core teams in 2020 are:
HSBC Sevens World Series 2019
|Round 1||Dubai||5-7 December, 2019|
|Round 2||Cape Town||13-15 December, 2019|
|Round 3||Hamilton||25-26 January, 2020|
|Round 4||Sydney||1-2 February, 2020|
|Round 5||Los Angeles||29 February - 1 March, 2020|
|Round 6||Vancouver||7-18 March, 2020|
|Round 7||Hong Kong||3-5 April, 2020|
|Round 8||Singapore||11-12 April, 2020|
|Round 9||London||23-24 May, 2020|
|Round 10||Paris||30-31 May, 2020|
HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series
The women's sevens series takes place in eight global destinations in 2020. This series will be the eighth for the 11 core women's teams with the 12th team at each round being an invitational team.
The HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series gives leading rugby players across six continents the chance to experience global, elite level, high-performance sevens competition and coupled with the spike in interest after the Olympic Games, the series has sparked significant growth in the women's game with increased appetite for broadcast, live streaming and social media.
Qualification to become a core team takes place in Hong Kong in April. China were relegated from the 2019 Series and Brazil qualified as a core team for 2020.
The core teams in 2020 are:
HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 2019
|Round 1||Glendale||5-6 October, 2019|
|Round 2||Dubai||5-7 December, 2019|
|Round 3||Cape Town||13-15 December, 2019|
|Round 4||Hamilton||25-26 January, 2020|
|Round 5||Sydney||1-2 February, 2020|
|Round 6||Hong Kong||3-5 April, 2020|
|Round 7||Langford||2-3 May, 2020|
|Round 8||Paris||30-31 May, 2020|
World Rugby Sevens Series roll of honour
World Rugby Sevens Series
World Rugby Women's Sevens Series
|1999 - 2000||New Zealand|
|2000 -2001||New Zealand|
|2001 - 2002||New Zealand|
|2002 - 2003||New Zealand|
|2003 - 2004||New Zealand|
|2004 - 2005||New Zealand|
|2005 - 2006||Fiji|
|2006 - 2007||New Zealand|
|2007 - 2008||New Zealand|
|2008 - 2009||South Africa|
|2009 - 2010||Samoa|
|2010 - 2011||New Zealand|
|2011 - 2012||New Zealand|
|2012 - 2013||New Zealand||New Zealand|
|2013 - 2014||New Zealand||New Zealand|
|2014 - 2015||Fiji||New Zealand|
|2015 - 2016||Fiji||Australia|
|2016 - 2017||South Africa||New Zealand|
|2019||South Africa||New Zealand|
Sevens Series 2018 - Tournament Rules
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2018 - Tournament Rules
HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 2018 - Tournament Rules