ALL SET FOR WORLD RUGBY SEVENS CHALLENGER SERIES
Sixteen international teams will compete across two match days in the first of two Sevens Challenger Series tournaments to be hosted in South America in February. The new and exciting competition has been launched to boost rugby sevens’ growth across the globe and to develop the next generation of rugby players.
Following the resounding success of rugby sevens’ debut as an Olympic sport at Rio 2016, which attracted 17 million new fans to the sport, the Sevens Challenger Series will take rugby sevens to new nations and further grow the popularity and participation of the seven-a-side format of the game.
Teams will travel to Montevideo, Uruguay for the second round of the Sevens Challenger Series on 22-23 February before the top eight teams progress to the final play-off tournament at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens event on 3-5 April, 2020 where they will compete for a spot on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2021.
The promoted team will replace the bottom placed core team in the World Series this season providing a clear and consistent pathway and incentive for teams, rewarding them with an opportunity to play against the world’s best.
World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series
Round One – Chile
15-16 February 2020
Papua New Guinea