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: 

Argentina Australia Canada England Fiji
France Ireland Kenya New Zealand Samoa
Scotland South Africa Spain USA Wales

 

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: 

Australia Brazil Canada England
Fiji France Ireland New Zealand
Russia Spain  USA  

 

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
2018 South Africa Australia
2019 South Africa New Zealand