World Rugby has unveiled a brand new look males’s and
girls’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Sequence which incorporates no less than six
mixed males’s and ladies’s occasions, as the ladies’s sequence will increase
to eight rounds for the primary time in its historical past over the following
four-year cycle.
Dubai, Cape City, New Zealand, Sydney, Hong Kong
and Paris will host mixed males’s and ladies’s sevens occasions from
subsequent season onwards as a part of the following four-year world sequence
internet hosting cycle.
Within the girls’s sequence, the USA Girls’s Sevens
will once more be hosted in Glendale, Colorado, with Langford, British
Columbia, additionally remaining as a standalone occasion subsequent season.
As well as, 9 out of ten host areas for
the following four-year cycle of the lads’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens
Sequence 2019-2023 three have additionally been confirmed.

As recognition and profile of rugby sevens
continues to develop each on and off the sphere, boosted by Olympic
inclusion, World Rugby noticed unprecedented international curiosity,
receiving greater than 20 expressions of curiosity from member unions,
as a part of the extremely aggressive tender course of.
9 present males’s world sequence locations –
Dubai, Cape City, Hamilton, Sydney, Vancouver, Hong Kong,
Singapore, London and Paris – are set to characteristic once more as a part of
the following four-year cycle, with the host location within the USA to be
confirmed at a later stage within the season.
Participant welfare and journey blocks proceed to be
an essential element of the tender issues alongside
supply of high-performance services and general means to
contribute to the important thing strategic progress of the sequence.
The Dubai Sevens, which has featured as a bunch
venue for the reason that inaugural sequence in 1999-2000 and a mixed occasion
since 2012, stays linked with Cape City, a brand new mixed males’s
and ladies’s occasion, which has seen phenomenal success as a bunch
venue since relocating from Port Elizabeth originally of the
final four-year cycle in 2015.
Hamilton, the latest venue on the lads’s sequence
having hosted its inaugural occasion in 2018, turns into a brand new mixed
occasion for each males’s and ladies’s groups. Sydney and Vancouver, each
newcomers to the lads’s sequence calendar having been appointed in
2015, additionally retain their host venue standing, with Sydney persevering with
as a mixed occasion.
In Asia, seasoned world sequence hosts Hong Kong
expands to a mixed sequence spherical and can once more be linked with
Singapore, which stays a males’s standalone spherical, who earned host
venue rights as a part of the competitors’s enlargement in 2015.
London and Paris are additionally confirmed because the
European hosts for the following 4 years with Paris set to once more
host each males’s and ladies’s sequence from subsequent season onwards.

World Rugby Chairman Sir Invoice Beaumont stated,
“That is an thrilling time for sevens because the HSBC World Rugby
Sevens Sequence is ready to interrupt new floor with extra mixed rounds
than ever earlier than on the circuit, as Cape City, Hamilton and Hong
Kong welcome girls’s world sequence groups for the primary time from
subsequent season. We’re delighted to see the ladies’s sequence broaden to
eight rounds over the following four-year cycle, an historic transfer that
will present extra top quality aggressive worldwide enjoying
alternatives for ladies’s sevens groups, a core strand of our
Accelerating the World Improvement of Girls in Rugby plan. For
the lads’s sequence, the chosen hosts signify a constant
steadiness of long-established and newer venues, with the 5 host
unions who joined in 2015 retaining their host standing. For the reason that
males’s sequence’ enlargement to 10 rounds in 2015, we’ve seen the
competitors turn into more and more aggressive on the pitch from a
crew perspective whereas additionally persevering with to develop in recognition amongst
international audiences. We’re trying ahead to seeing continued
progress and evolution of the world sequence in every territory over
the following 4 years.”
Rugby sevens continues to develop, have interaction and
entice international audiences. In 2018, the world sequence noticed
record-breaking fan engagement figures with a rise of 60% throughout video views in comparison with 2017 and attracted extra
than 749,800 attendees to occasions globally.
The expansion pattern continued in broadcast viewing
figures with Nielsen analysis recording a 39% improve in
stay broadcast audiences throughout each males’s and ladies’s sequence,
from 9 million in 2017 to 12.6 million viewers in 2018.

Subsequent season’s sequence will probably be very important as certified
core males’s and ladies’s groups put together to compete not solely on the
world sequence but additionally on the Olympic Video games which takes place from
27 July-1 August at Tokyo Stadium.
With the newly-expanded girls’s sequence,
certified groups may have extra top quality, aggressive enjoying
alternatives than ever earlier than as they put together to take part at
Tokyo 2020.
The total males’s and ladies’s HSBC World Rugby
Sevens Sequence 2019-20 schedule and dates will probably be confirmed at a
later stage in 2019.
Jonathan Castleman, HSBC World Head of Model
Partnerships stated, “The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Sequence is in an
thrilling interval of explosive progress and stays a always
altering frontier stuffed with potential. The spectacular progress of the
girls’s recreation is undoubtedly one of many largest drivers of this,
with new expertise rising and extra eyeballs than ever earlier than on the
girls’s sequence. With this in thoughts, immediately’s announcement is vastly
thrilling for us and we sit up for persevering with our position as an
energetic companion, working alongside World Rugby and the native
unions, to assist rugby sevens thrive around the globe for years to
come.”

Rugby footage:

Footage from 2018 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,

Footage from 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,

Footage from 2016 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Kong Sevens,

Footage of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015,

Footage of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Video games Qualifier in Hong
Kong,

Footage of Singha Thailand Sevens 2015,

Footage from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong,

Footage of Hong Kong Sevens 2014,

Footage of Hong Kong Sevens 2013,
Footage
of Chartis Cup 2012 and
Footage of
Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.

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