The second round of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens series begins in Sydney’s Allianz Stadium where sixteen teams will compete for the title. Australia lead after winning the first championship in Dubai, with the USA second.
The Three Pools are:
A – Australia, France, Spain, Papua New Guinea
B – USA, New Zealand, England, Japan
C – Russia, Canada, Ireland, Fiji
Importantly, the 2018 Women’s... Read More
The 2018 Sydney Sevens begins with the Women's squads starting the event next Thursday, January 25. The USA are in second place with 18 points, two behind New Zealand with 20. These results came from the opening tournament in Dubai last month.
This marks the fifteenth Men's HSBC World Rugby Sevens event in Australia, and the third consecutive venue for Sydney, which replaced the Gold Coast three... Read More
The final two spots in the 2018 HSBC World Rugby Sevens World Cup were decided in the Sud America sevens invitational classic held in Uruguay and Chile, ironically, the two nations that move forward to the July tournament in San Francisco.
The RWC Sevens will feature 24-teams, like Hong Kong. Three will come from South America (Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay), and three from North America (Jamaica... Read More
Executive members of World Rugby scheduled their first meeting with the French Rugby Federation (FFR), consisting of preliminary talks about the 10th World Cup to be hosted by France in 2023. It may seem early in the process with the event five-years down-the-road, but for coordinating purposes it's the right time to consider a chronological sequence of necessary planning events.
It's important... Read More
With two-months remaining until the 2018 HSBC World Rugby Las Vegas Sevens on March 2,3, and 4, it’s timely to go back to 2004 and to the first USA Sevens event held in Carson, California, at the Home Depot Stadium. The initial US-based tournament generated a national first also when Argentina defeated New Zealand for Los Pumas first IRB sevens circuit title.
The event was named after the sponsor... Read More
It was a splendid idea whose time had finally come; a World Cup for Rugby Sevens. Nineteen-years after the first Hong Kong 7s in 1974, the IRB (World Rugby today) organized an inaugural sevens event in April 1993 and played in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The three-day format of 24-nations started with four pools of six teams each, including many smaller nations with scant rugby sevens history. The USA... Read More
The sold-out Cape Town Stadium will be rocking this coming weekend as the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2018 arrives in South Africa.
Tickets for the third edition of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens were snapped up within two hours when they first went on sale back in July, prompting organizers to release additional seating to meet the huge demand for tickets.
Fans will be treated to a feast of... Read More
The autumn international Tests in Europe produced a 10-3 record for the Home Nations (i.e.; England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland) against all competition, including six wins against the southern hemisphere fifteens. Although New Zealand won all three matches (but not overwhelmingly) against France, Scotland, and Wales, the other three Rugby Championship squads, Australia, South Africa, and... Read More
Dubai champions South Africa will play in Pool A at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens against Kenya, France and Russia as they aim to make it two tournament wins in a row.
New Zealand, who lost 24-12 to South Africa in the Dubai Cup final, have been drawn with Australia, Spain and USA in Pool B.
Reigning Cape Town champions England will play in Pool C against Scotland, Argentina and Uganda.
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The rugby world turned topsy-turvy with the recent decision to award France the Rugby World Cup in 2023. What, at first, appeared to be a transparent process, welcomed by the potential host bidders, France, Ireland, and South Africa, concluded in disappointment and acrimony.
World Rugby decided to establish a decision process utilizing a Technical Committee that assessed the bids in several... Read More