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The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is a globally recognized tournament that features the best men’s and women’s rugby sevens teams from around the world. Since the inception of this tournament in 1999, it has transformed into a much-awaited annual sporting event that takes place in different countries. Here’s our guide to what’s coming up in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in the 2023/2024 season, so you can start planning your Sevens trip!   

Participating Nations

The World Sevens Series Rugby features 17 women’s and 19 men’s participating nations, from different parts of the world. These include Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Scotland, United States, Wales, Samoa, Tonga, Uganda, Argentina, Japan and Ireland. These nations have all participated in the previous editions of the tournament, and each bring its unique style of play and rugby culture to the tournament. 

Dubai Sevens

Key Events for 2024

Every year, the World Sevens Series Rugby is eagerly anticipated, but the 2024 tournament is expected to be even more significant. The tournament will also be used as a qualification event for the upcoming 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, so players and teams will be giving it their all to earn a spot in the games.  

Key events that will be taking place in 2024 include the tournaments in Australia, NZ, USA, Canada, and England. These are all important events that rugby fans need to look forward to and keep track of. Some of the most popular World Sevens Series events include Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore 

Hong Kong Sevens

Format for the HSBC Sevens 2024

The format for HSBC Sevens 2024 is similar to previous editions. There are 16 qualifying nations (for the men’s tournament, 16 out of the 19 participating nations qualify) and are divided into four pools of four teams each. Each team plays three matches against the other teams in their pool, and points are awarded based on the outcome of the matches. The top two teams from each pool progress to the quarter-finals, which are played over two days. The semi-finals take place on the second day, along with the final and other classification matches.   

The World Sevens Series Rugby is an exciting and fast-paced tournament that rugby enthusiasts look forward to every year. It brings together some of the world’s best rugby sevens teams, and fans get to witness some unforgettable matches.  

Cape Town Sevens

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With the 2024 tournament being a qualification event for the Olympics, the stakes are even higher, and fans can look forward to an even more thrilling tournament than previous years. With much anticipation, we look forward to the HSBC Sevens 2024 to witness the best of rugby sevens. 

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