South Africa's Blitzbokke are the 2017-2018 Sevens World Series defending champions. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

MOSCOW – The schedule for the men’s World Rugby Sevens Series 2018/19 was confirmed on Friday, with the ever-popular Cape Town Sevens set for the weekend of December 8 and 9 this year.

SA Rugby will by middle August make an announcement on ticket sales for this popular event at the Cape Town Stadium, which was sold out in the last couple of years.

The World Rugby Sevens Series, with South Africa again defending the overall title, will be contested across 10 rounds from November 2018 to June 2019.

The series opens in Dubai (November 30 to December 1) before teams move on to Cape Town the following weekend.

In the New Year, teams will travel to Hamilton, New Zealand (January 26-27), before both men’s and women’s teams are welcomed to Sydney, Australia (February 1-3).

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The fifth and sixth rounds will be hosted in Las Vegas, USA (March 1-3) and Vancouver, Canada (March 9-10), before teams travel to Hong Kong (April 5-7) and Singapore on (13-14 April) for rounds seven and eight respectively.

The penultimate round of the series will take place again in London (May 25-26), with Paris hosting the finale (June 1-2).

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: “As we enter an Olympic Games qualifying year, the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series promises to again be highly competitive teams look to secure their place, via the World Series, at Tokyo 2020." 

African News Agency (ANA)

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