The vastly well-liked Cape City Sevens is again after its three-year absence

There will probably be 11 males’s Sevens rugby tournaments and 7 ladies’s occasions, all starting in December.

South Africa and New Zealand in motion throughout their HSBC World Rugby Sevens match on the Cape City Stadium on 13 December 2019. Image: @WomenBoks/Twitter

World Rugby confirmed on Tuesday that the favored HSBC Cape City Sevens will return to the Mom Metropolis after a three-year absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Sevens motion will happen on the weekend of 11th of September December 2022, when one of the best males’s and ladies’s sevens groups on the earth will return to the DHL Stadium for the primary time since 2019.

Together with the Cape City Sevens the remainder of the 2023 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Sequence occasions was introduced, with 11 males’s tournaments – 4 of which will probably be standalone occasions – whereas all seven ladies’s occasions will probably be performed alongside the boys.

Each the Springbok Sevens and Springbok Girls’s Sevens groups will probably be enjoying in Cape City in December, with one other sell-out crowd anticipated, whereas there may be additionally a return to Hamilton in New Zealand and Sydney in Australia early subsequent yr.

“After lacking out within the final three years, we’re thrilled to see the HSBC Cape City Sevens again on the schedule, and mixed with the Rugby World Cup Sevens in September, it means native rugby followers may have one other alternative to expertise a number of the greatest leisure out there on the worldwide rugby calendar,” stated SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux.

“Ever since we first hosted the South African leg of the World Sequence in Cape City, it has change into some of the well-liked occasions, not just for supporters, however for the collaborating groups once more, and we will’t wait to welcome them again to the Mom Metropolis in the summertime.

“It’s nice for the sport to be returning to some type of normality after a couple of seasons of disruption, and after enjoying 14 consecutive World Sequence tournaments overseas since Cape City in 2019, we all know our gamers are wanting ahead to enjoying in entrance of their households, pals and followers but once more.”

Ticket data for the HSBC Cape City Sevens will probably be launched quickly.

The 2023 season will begin in Hong Kong in November, however solely with males’s groups, with a return to the Chinese language metropolis in March 2023 the place each women and men will compete. Vancouver will even be a mixed occasion in 2023, that means that the normal ladies’s event in Langford, Canada, falls away.

Los Angeles (February), Singapore (April) and London (Might) would be the remaining standalone tournaments for males, with the latter closing out the season.

Most significantly, Olympic qualification is on the road throughout the season with the highest 4 ladies’s and males’s groups within the upcoming World Sequence securing their tickets to Paris 2024.

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Sequence schedule for the 2023 season:

  • 4-6 November 2022: Hong Kong (males solely)
  • 2-3 December 2022: Dubai (mixed)
  • 11th of September December 2022: Cape City (mixed)
  • 21-22 January 2023: Hamilton (mixed)
  • 27-29 January 2023: Sydney (mixed)
  • 25-26 February 2023: Los Angeles (males solely)
  • 3-5 March 2023: Vancouver (mixed)
  • 31 March-2 April 2023: Hong Kong (mixed)
  • 8-9 April 2023: Singapore (males solely)
  • 12-14 Might 2023: Toulouse (mixed)
  • 22-21 Might 2023: London (males solely)

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