October 5, 2017
2018 HSBC WORLD RUGBY WOMEN’S SEVENS SERIES DATES ANNOUNCED
On Friday, September 29th, World Rugby officially announced the tour dates for the five-stop 2018 HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series. If you missed the announcement, don’t worry, we’ve got all the information you need!
Before we dive into the excitement brought on by the new announcement let’s take a minute to reflect on the incredible series the Canadian Women’s team had on the 2017 tour. Trust us, it’s worth remembering!
The 2017 series featured 6 global stops and 16 competing nations. Kicking off in Dubai, Canada may have seen their lowest point score, but it kick-started their momentum into taking the rest of the tour by storm. The team beat out top guns, New Zealand and USA for an incredible 1st place finish in Sydney! The strength continued with a 3rd place finish in Las Vegas, 2nd in Kitakyushu, 2nd on home turf in Langford and 3rd at the final stop, Clermont. This incredible performance resulted in an overall 3rd place finish for Canada in the series, falling just short of Champions New Zealand and second place finishers, Australia.
THE JOURNEY TO THE TOP CONTINUES!
Looking to build on the success of the 2016-2017 series, the Canadian women’s team is driving towards one thing…a championship finish.
Much like last year, the series will begin in Dubai with Sydney following second. Las Vegas is no longer a stop this year and Kitakyushu Japan will take it’s place as the third stop. The team will then head back to home turf in Langford BC May 12-13 at Westhills Stadium. (Mark that one down in your calendars people!) and finally, the big finale…to finish of the 2018 sevens series for both the mens and women’s teams, a new location has been added. The series will end in Paris, France!
So to recap, the dates and locations are as follows…
Dubai: November 30th
Sydney: January 26-28
Kitakyushu: April 21-22
Paris: June 8-10
CANADA LOOKS TO BRING HOME TWO MAJOR WINS IN 2018
Check out our latest article. John Tait announces the 2018 roster and what the team is setting their sights on for 2018.