About the Series
The HSBC Sevens World Series, previously known as the IRB Sevens World Series, consists of nine tournaments held around the world, in which national Sevens teams compete for World Series points at each round, with winners in the Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield crowned at each location.
An overall HSBC Sevens World Series champion is crowned at the end of the season based on points accumulated throughout the nine events.
There are 15 'core' teams who participate at each round of the Series. Since the 2012/13 season promotion and relegation from this ever-present status came into effect, giving each team competing in regional competition a direct opportunity to qualify to compete regularly at the highest level.
IRB Sevens World Series roll of honour
1999/00 - New Zealand
2000/01 - New Zealand
2001/02 - New Zealand
2002/03 - New Zealand
2003/04 - New Zealand
2004/05 - New Zealand
2005/06 - Fiji
2006/07 - New Zealand
2007/08 - New Zealand
2008/09 - South Africa
2009/10 - Samoa
2010/11 - New Zealand
2011/12 - New Zealand
2012/13 - New Zealand
HSBC Sevens World Series 2014/15
The IRB has announced the dates for the HSBC Sevens World Series 2014/15, which has gained in significance with the recent announcement that the top four-ranked nations will qualify from it directly for the Olympic Games in 2016.
|Round 1||Australia (Gold Coast)||11-12 Oct 2014|
|Round 2||Dubai||5-6 Dec 2014|
|Round 3||South Africa (Port Elizabeth)||13-14 Dec 2014|
|Round 4||New Zealand (Wellington)||6-7 Feb 2015|
|Round 5||USA (Las Vegas)||13-15 Feb 2015|
|Round 6||Hong Kong||27-29 Mar 2015|
|Round 7||Japan (Tokyo)||4-5 Apr 2015|
|Round 8||Scotland (Glasgow)||9-10 May 2015|
|Round 9||England (London)||16-17 May 2015|