World Rugby has confirmed the schedule for the
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Collection 2020 in what would be the largest
season so far, with Fiji and New Zealand preventing to retain the
males’s and ladies’s titles respectively.
competitors will enhance from six to eight rounds for the primary
time within the historical past of the HSBC World Rugby Ladies’s Sevens Collection,
with six of these being mixed males’s and ladies’s occasions, whereas
the lads’s circuit will as soon as once more be contested throughout 10 rounds.
Following a record-breaking Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San
Francisco, the lads’s competitors will as soon as once more journey to the
United States the place it is going to be hosted in Los Angeles.
transfer from Las Vegas will see the two-day occasion return to the house
stadium of the MLS facet, LA Galaxy and the NFL’s LA Chargers,
Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in California – the identical venue
earmarked to host rugby sevens within the LA 2028 Olympic Video games.
Eire are welcomed as one of many 15 core males’s groups for
2020 whereas Brazil will be part of the ten different core girls’s groups after
either side earned qualification for subsequent season’s world sequence in
Hong Kong in April this 12 months.
As in earlier years every spherical of
the sequence will embody an invitational group to finish the
line-up of 16 males’s and 12 girls’s groups.
The 2019 sequence
acted because the principal qualification route for the Tokyo 2020
Olympic Video games with the lads’s and ladies’s groups ending within the
prime 4 incomes automated qualification. Thus far, eight males’s and
seven girls’s groups have certified for Tokyo because the regional
qualification competitions proceed earlier than the final locations are
determined on the Olympic repechage match scheduled to take
place in June 2020.
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Collection 2020
will function essential build-up to Tokyo as rugby sevens prepares
to make its second look within the Olympic Video games programme
following its profitable introduction at Rio 2016, which attracted
30 million new followers to the shortened format of the sport worldwide.
Sevens is experiencing exponential progress and in addition to
breaking data on the pitch, the lads’s and ladies’s HSBC World
Rugby Sevens Collection 2019 reached all-time fan engagement figures
with over 198 million video views, a 65 per cent enhance on 2018.
The ladies’s sequence opener will probably be hosted in Glendale,
Colorado, USA on 5-6 October, 2019 in what would be the second time
that the standalone occasion has kicked off the season.
Rounds two and three are mixed occasions alongside the lads’s
sequence, going down in Dubai, UAE on 5-7 December, 2019 and in Cape City, South Africa on 13/14-15 December, 2019 the place the ladies
will play on the Cape City Stadium for the primary time.
the brand new 12 months each the women and men will journey to Hamilton, New
Zealand the place they’ll play their third mixed occasion on 25-26
January earlier than each travelling to Sydney, Australia for 1-2
The primary standalone males’s competitors of 2020
will happen in Los Angeles, USA on 29 February to 1 March
adopted by Vancouver, Canada per week in a while 7-Eight March.
The fifth twin males’s and ladies’s occasion will probably be hosted in Hong Kong
from 3-5 April earlier than the eighth spherical of the lads’s sequence is
hosted in Singapore on 11-12 April.
The penultimate cease
on the ladies’s circuit will happen in Langford, Canada on 2-3
Might with the ninth males’s spherical being hosted at Twickenham Stadium
in London, England on 23-24 Might.
The boys’s and ladies’s
competitions will each culminate in Paris, France on 30-31 Might.
World Rugby Chairman, Sir Invoice Beaumont, mentioned, “2020 is
going to be the most important 12 months on file for the HSBC World Rugby
Sevens Collection, with extra girls’s and mixed occasions than ever
earlier than, and with the sequence performing as key preparation for these
groups competing within the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games. 2019 was
a vastly profitable season for rugby sevens, with not solely the
high quality of rugby on the pitch setting new and even increased
requirements, however with record-breaking viewers engagement figures
with our on-line video content material, which obtained over 198 million
views. That is extraordinarily encouraging as we enter a brand new
period for rugby sevens which guarantees to carry followers much more
pleasure each on and off the sphere.”
HSBC World Head of Model
Partnerships, Jonathan Castleman, mentioned: “Our decade lengthy
partnership with the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Collection stays one in all
essentially the most profitable components of our international partnership programme. With the dates for subsequent season now confirmed, it’s a
nice alternative to look forward. Notably pleasing is the
elevated variety of joint males’s and ladies’s legs – a change we
labored collaboratively with World Rugby on over current years as
a part of our broader efforts to help the expansion of the ladies’s
recreation. 2020 additionally marks the return of rugby sevens on the Olympics. Following its profitable debut on the Rio 2016 Video games, the
sport is dynamic, rising and is an rising presence in new
markets all around the world. We are able to’t wait to see the way it could make
the a lot of the alternative to shine on the worldwide stage as soon as
once more. We proceed to be immensely happy with our function working
alongside World Rugby to allow the success of sevens and are
excited in regards to the progress nonetheless to return.”
World Rugby Sevens Collection 2020 Schedule
October 2019: Infinity Park, Colorado, USA – girls’s standalone
event5-7 December 2019: The Sevens, Dubai, UAE – mixed
males’s and ladies’s occasion13-15 December 2019: Cape City
Stadium, Cape City, South Africa – mixed males’s and ladies’s
occasion25-26 January 2020: FMG Stadium, Hamilton, New
Zealand – mixed males’s and ladies’s event1-2 February
2020: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, Australia – mixed males’s and
girls’s occasion29 February – 1 March 2020: Dignity Well being
Sports activities Park, Los Angeles, USA – males’s standalone event7-8
March 2020: BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, Canada – males’s standalone
event3-5 April 2020: Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong –
mixed males’s and ladies’s occasion11-12 April 2020: Nationwide
Stadium, Singapore – males’s standalone event2-Three Might 2020:
Westhills Stadium, Langford, Canada – girls’s standalone occasion 23-24 Might 2020: Twickenham Stadium, London, England – males’s
standalone occasion30-31 Might 2020: Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris,
France – mixed males’s and ladies’s occasion 27 July – 1
August 2020: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games, Tokyo, Japan All
fixture particulars right at time of publication / topic to vary.
Photos from 2019 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Photos from 2018 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Photos from 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Photos from 2016 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Photos of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015,
Photos of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Video games Qualifier in Hong
Photos of Singha Thailand Sevens 2015,
Photos from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong,
Photos of Hong Kong Sevens 2014,
Photos of Hong Kong Sevens 2013,
of Chartis Cup 2012 and
Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.