September 04, 2021
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Sydney, Hamilton 7s cancelled

The 2022 Sydney and Hamilton 7s tournaments will not take place due to concerns over the spread of Delta variant.

World Rugby and Rugby Australia took the decision in line with relevant Government and international public health authority advice, and with the health and wellbeing of the community in mind.

Rugby Australia in a statement said : “The full HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series schedule is due to resume in 2022 however the Hamilton leg, the partner to the Sydney event, will also not go-ahead following consultation with World Rugby, the host unions, and their respective partners.”

Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby said they will continue to negotiate with World Rugby regarding the establishment of several regional Oceania Sevens tournaments with the support of the Australian Government, as preparation for the men’s and women’s teams ahead of the upcoming Commonwealth Games and 7s World Cup in 2022.

World Rugby also confirmed that the Singapore and Cape Town rounds are unable to take place in 2021 due to the impacts of the pandemic, while back-to-back combined Emirates Dubai 7s events will now open the 2022 Series.

By Reginald Chandar

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