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: 

Argentina Australia Canada England Fiji
France Kenya New Zealand Russia Samoa
Scotland South Africa Spain USA Wales

 

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: 

Australia Canada England Fiji
France Ireland New Zealand Russia
Spain USA  Japan  

 

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