The HSBC Cape Town Sevens, stretching over three days and yet again featuring a women’s event, will take place at DHL Stadium from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 December 2022.
The Mother City will again co-host a HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series tournament at the same venue on the same weekend, promising almost double the amount of action-packed rugby at what is expected to be a sell-out occasion yet again.
The stopover in Cape Town will be the third in the 2022/23 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, with the opening tournaments taking place in Hong Kong (4-6 November) and Dubai (2-3 December).
The tournament consists of 16 men’s and 12 women’s teams, playing in pools, with the top teams progressing to the Cup quarter-finals and the bottom teams playing out for lower positions in the next round. Every match is crucial, as World Series points are up for grabs.
The final tournament points are determined on overall log position (for a specific tournament), and at the end of all the tournaments across the globe, those points are added up to determine the overall World Series winner and subsequent placings.
During the December tournament in Cape Town, teams are traditionally at their most competitive, as the squads would have trained and played together for more than a month, have the benefit of two tournaments to mould and gel and generally inspired by the awesome support of the South African and travelling fans.
The HSBC Cape Town Sevens delivers some of the most exciting, competitive and exciting matches you will find during the ten tournament series