(14 Mar 2022, 12:03 +07)
Organisers of the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens
have confirmed that this year’s event will
go ahead as planned on 9 and 10 April 2022.
The world’s top rugby sevens players from 16 teams
will compete at the
National Stadium in what will be the fifth of nine tournaments in
the men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2022.
South Africa has thus far dominated the 2022
series, winning the first four events.
England in action against Wales at the HK7s 2019. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com
“HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens has grown to be a
crowd favourite over the years and we are excited that this
marquee event is returning to Singapore’s shores after a hiatus
due to the pandemic. As we prepare to witness some world class
rugby action, Sport Singapore will be working with organisers to
execute a successful and safe event for both spectators and
participants,” said Lim Teck Yin, CEO, Sport Singapore.
Spectators to the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens can
expect yet another year of thrilling action on the field. Underdog teams Kenya and Canada won the
2016 and 2017 Singapore titles respectively, while 2018 concluded
in dramatic fashion when Fiji triumphed over Australia by the
slimmest of margins. At the last edition of the event in 2019, South
Africa edged out Fiji 20-19 in a remarkable comeback victory to
clinch its first-ever HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens title.
“We are delighted to be returning to the National
Stadium in Singapore for what promises to be a very exciting round
of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2022 with the scheduled
return to Series action of Olympic Champions Fiji and 2020 Series
title winners New Zealand,” said Doug Langley, HSBC World Rugby
Sevens Series Director. “All stakeholders are working hard in
partnership to deliver a spectacular, safe and secure event and
the players and teams are looking forward to getting back on the
pitch and showcasing the speed, skill and thrills of world class
rugby sevens in Singapore.”
Tickets which were purchased for the 2020 edition
of the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens remain valid for the 2022
Pictures from 2019 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Pictures from 2018 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2016 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015,
Pictures of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Games Qualifier in Hong
Pictures of Singha Thailand Sevens 2015,
Pictures from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2014,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2013,
of Chartis Cup 2012 and
Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.