The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens series consists of 10 tournaments held around the world, in which national sevens teams compete for series points at each round.
An overall champion is crowned at the end of the season based on points accumulated throughout the 10 events, from the opening round in Dubai in December to the final round in Paris in June.
There are 15 'core' teams who participate at each round of the series. The 16th team is an invitational team.
Since the 2012-13 season a promotion and relegation system from the series came into effect. Qualification to become a core team takes place in Hong Kong in May. Japan were relegated from the 2016-17 Series and Spain qualified as a core team for 2018.
The Core teams in 2018 are:
HSBC Sevens World Series 2018
|Round 1||Dubai||1–2 December 2017|
|Round 2||Cape Town||9–10 December 2017|
|Round 3||Sydney||26–28 January 2018|
|Round 4||Hamilton||3–4 February 2018|
|Round 5||Las Vegas||2–4 March 2018|
|Round 6||Vancouver||10–11 March 2018|
|Round 7||Hong Kong||6–8 April 2018|
|Round 8||Singapore||28–29 April 2018|
|Round 9||London||2-3 June 2018|
|Round 10||Paris||9-10 June 2018|
HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series
The women's sevens series takes place in five global destinations in 2018. This series will be the sixth for the 11 core women's teams with the 12th team at each round being an invitational team.
The HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series gives leading rugby players across six continents the chance to experience global, elite level, high-performance sevens competition and coupled with the spike in interest after the Olympic Games, the series has sparked significant growth in the women's game with increased appetite for broadcast, live streaming and social media.
Qualification to become a core team takes place in Hong Kong in May. Brazil were relegated from the 2016-17 Series and Japan qualified as a core team for 2018.
The Core teams in 2018 are:
HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 2018
|Round 1||Dubai||30 November–1 December 2017|
|Round 2||Sydney||26–28 January 2018|
|Qualifier||Hong Kong Qualifers||5-6 April 2018|
|Round 3||Kitakyushu||21–22 April 2018|
|Round 4||Langford||12-13 May 2018|
|Round 5||Paris||8-10 June 2018|
World Rugby Sevens Series roll of honour
World Rugby Sevens Series
World Rugby Women's Sevens Series
|1999 - 2000||New Zealand|
|2000 -2001||New Zealand|
|2001 - 2002||New Zealand|
|2002 - 2003||New Zealand|
|2003 - 2004||New Zealand|
|2004 - 2005||New Zealand|
|2005 - 2006||Fiji|
|2006 - 2007||New Zealand|
|2007 - 2008||New Zealand|
|2008 - 2009||South Africa|
|2009 - 2010||Samoa|
|2010 - 2011||New Zealand|
|2011 - 2012||New Zealand|
|2012 - 2013||New Zealand||New Zealand|
|2013 - 2014||New Zealand||New Zealand|
|2014 - 2015||Fiji||New Zealand|
|2015 - 2016||Fiji||Australia|
|2016 - 2017||South Africa||New Zealand|