Hamilton given women's tournament as World Sevens series expands

Singapore to continue hosting Rugby 7s till 2023

Hamilton has hosted two hugely successful HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series events, in 2018 and 2019, both of which were sell-outs.

World Rugby unveiled a new-look schedule for the 2019-2020 season on Thursday featuring eight tournaments on an expanded women's circuit.

Nine of the 10 existing men's tournaments - Vancouver, Dubai, Cape Town, Hamilton (New Zealand), Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Paris - are set with the US location (previously Las Vegas) to be confirmed at a later date.

Next season's series will be vital as qualified core men's and women's teams prepare to compete not only on the world series but also at the Olympic Games which takes place from 27 July-1 August at Tokyo Stadium. The outlier is the US, with reports circulating that United World Sports has been considering moving the U.S. 7s from Las Vegas, this announcement adds a bit of fuel to that fire.

"We are working with World Rugby to establish the best format for all of our stakeholders and are confident we'll deliver another great experience for players and fans".

Player welfare and travel blocks continue to be an important component of the tender considerations alongside delivery of high-performance facilities and overall ability to contribute to the key strategic growth of the series.

The New Zealand Sevens have been held in Hamilton for the past two years, following an 18 year run in Wellington, and New Zealand Rugby's Chief Rugby Officer Nigel Cass said they were talking to World Rugby and the Fiji Rugby Union about hosting the event in Fiji during the 2020-2023 cycle.

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Dubai and Sydney were the only cities to host both men and women this term.

The men's series will remain at ten rounds.

Existing tournaments in Vancouver, Singapore and London will remain as standalone events on the men's circuit, while the United States of America and Canada Women's Sevens will also continue in Glendale, Colorado and Langford, British Columbia.

"We are delighted to see the women's series expand to eight rounds over the next four-year cycle, an historic move that will provide more high quality competitive worldwide playing opportunities for women's sevens teams, a core strand of our Accelerating the Global Development of Women in Rugby plan".

This means that while Hong Kong will host a combined series round, Singapore will continue as a men's standalone round after the Southeast Asian nation earned the venue rights for the series during its expansion in 2015.

"Singapore is at the heart of the sevens success story and we look forward to welcoming teams and fans to Singapore over the next four years for an excellent event that will continue to grow new rugby audiences".

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