2015–16 World Rugby Sevens Series

2015–16 World Rugby Sevens Series

2015–16 World Rugby Sevens Series
Host nations  Australia
 Canada
 England
 France
 Hong Kong
 New Zealand
 Singapore
 South Africa
 United Arab Emirates
 United States
Date TBA
Final positions
Series details
2014–15
2016–17

The 2015–16 World Rugby Sevens Series, known for sponsorship reasons as the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, will be the 17th annual series of rugby union sevens tournaments for national rugby sevens teams. The Sevens Series has been run by World Rugby since 1999–2000. This season, the series will expand from nine to ten events.[1]

Contents

  • Core teams 1
  • Itinerary 2
    • Changes 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Core teams

Fourteen teams from the 2014-15 season retained core status for the 2015–16 season:

A 15th team, Russia, claimed core team status for the 2015–16 series at the 2015 Hong Kong Sevens qualifier. They replaced Japan, which lost core team status, having finished last of the 15 core teams in the 2014–15 Sevens World Series.

Itinerary

The official schedule for the 2015–16 World Rugby Sevens Series is as follows:[2]

2015–16 Itinerary
Leg Stadium City Date Winner
Dubai The Sevens Dubai 4–5 December 2015
South Africa Cape Town Stadium Cape Town 12–13 December 2015
New Zealand Westpac Stadium Wellington 30–31 January 2016
Australia Allianz Stadium Sydney 6–7 February 2016
United States Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas 4-6 March 2016
Canada BC Place Vancouver 12–13 March 2016
Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium Hong Kong 8–10 April 2016
Singapore National Stadium Singapore 16–17 April 2016
France Stade Jean-Bouin Paris 14–15 May 2016
England Twickenham Stadium London 20–22 May 2016

Changes

There will be three new tournaments on the series, with two events being discontinued:

Two other existing tournaments have announced venue changes:

References

  1. ^ "Gosper: Monumental 12 months for rugby sevens ahead". WorldRugby.org. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "HSBC partners with World Rugby for record-breaking sevens properties". Australian Rugby. 30 June 2015. Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Kingston, Gary (23 February 2015). "BC Place to host World Rugby Sevens". Vancouver Sun. Archived from the original on 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Australian leg of rugby Sevens World Series set to move to Sydney from Gold Coast in 2016".  
  5. ^ "Cape Town confirmed as Sevens host". Sport24. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 

External links

  • Official Site