The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series consists of 10 stellar 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 London in May.

There are 15 'core' teams who participate at each round of the series. Since the 2012-13 season promotion and relegation from this ever-present status came into effect.

HSBC Sevens World Series 2016-17

Round 1 Dubai 1–2 December 2017
Round 2 Cape Town 8–9 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 Paris May 2018
Round 10 London May 2018

World Rugby Sevens World Series roll of honour

In the 17 years of the series, New Zealand have had a firm grip on the trophy, only failing to win it on five occasions, with South Africa winning their second title in 2016.

1999-00 - New Zealand
2000-01 - New Zealand
2001-02 - New Zealand
2002-03 - New Zealand
2003-04 - New Zealand
2004-05 - New Zealand
2005-06 - Fiji
2006-07 - New Zealand
2007-08 - New Zealand
2008-09 - South Africa
2009-10 - Samoa
2010-11 - New Zealand
2011-12 - New Zealand
2012-13 - New Zealand
2013-14 - New Zealand
2014-15 - Fiji
2015-16 - Fiji
2016-17 - South Africa