World Rugby Sevens Series

The World Rugby Sevens Series is an annual series of rugby sevens (a variant of Rugby Union) tournaments, competed for by international sides.

The series was first held in the 1999-2000 season, with South Africa winning the most recent series in 2017-2018, whilst New Zealand have been the most successful country with 12 titles.


When is the World Rugby Sevens Series?

The World Rugby Sevens Series is held annually, with the 2018-2019 series starting on the 30th November 2018 and finishing on the 9th June 2019.


Where is the World Rugby Sevens Series?

The 2018-2019 World Rugby Sevens Series is being played across 10 different venues:

  • United Arab Emirates (Dubai) – The Sevens
  • South Africa (Cape Town) – Cape Town Stadium
  • New Zealand (Hamilton) – Waikato Stadium
  • Australia (Sydney) – Spotless Stadium
  • USA (Las Vegas) – Sam Boyd Stadium
  • Canada (Vancouver) – BC Place
  • Hong Kong (Hong Kong) – Hong Kong Stadium
  • Singapore (Singapore) – National Stadium
  • England (London) – Twickenham Stadium
  • France (Paris) – Stade Jean-Bouin

Who is competing in the World Rugby Sevens Series?

A group of 15 “core teams” are invited to compete in each of the events of the series each season based on their performance in the previous season. The core teams for the 2018-2019 season (ranked on performance) are: South Africa, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, England, USA, Argentina, Kenya, Canada, Samoa, Spain, Scotland, France, Wales and Japan.

A 16th team is usually invited by World Rugby to compete in each leg of the series.


How do I get there?

Travel information for each of the legs will be available (where applicable) by clicking on each of the venue links above.

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How do I get tickets to the World Rugby Sevens Series?

Ticketing information for each of the legs will be available (where applicable) by clicking on each of the venue links above.

Alternatively, consult the official website here.


Further Information

World Rugby Sevens Series Official Website

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