World Rugby releases HSBC Series schedule


World Rugby releases HSBC Series schedule

In Summary

  • Spain will host their first series next season after World Rugby released the schedule for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2022.
  • The new venues in Spain will temporarily replace hosts Sydney, Australia, and Hamilton, New Zealand after they were unable to host due to challenges associated with the Covid -19 pandemic in their region.

Spain will host their first series next season after World Rugby released the schedule for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2022.

The new venues in Spain will temporarily replace hosts Sydney, Australia, and Hamilton, New Zealand after they were unable to host due to challenges associated with the Covid 19 pandemic in their region.

The series will feature 10 men’s and seven women’s rounds for the next six months kicking off with a pair of combined men’s and women’s events in Dubai behind closed doors from 26-27 November, 2021, followed by a second event on 3-4 December with fans in attendance at The Sevens Stadium.

The two events will take place in Malaga and Seville on 21-23 and 28-30 January, 2022 respectively.

The men’s series will continue with North American rounds in Vancouver on 26-27 February and Los Angeles on 5-6 March before moving to Asia where Hong Kong returns to host a combined men’s and women’s event on 1-3 April, followed by a men’s event in Singapore on 9-10 April.

Both men’s and women’s teams will then travel to a new Series venue in Toulouse, France, on 20-22 May where the women’s Series champions will be crowned.

The men’s Series concludes with the final event in London on 28-29 May.

Japan joins the series as a core team after they got promoted by the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series champions in 2020.

The other 16 men’s core teams after the Dubai events are Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, USA and Wales.

The 11 core women’s teams after the Dubai events are Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Russia, Spain and USA.

The Series will be followed by the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on 29-31 July and concluding with Rugby World Cup Sevens in Cape Town on 9-11 September.

 

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