World Rugby has confirmed that the Hong Kong and
Singapore rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 have
been rescheduled from April in
response to continued health concerns relating to the Novel
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Both events have now been rescheduled to conclude the
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 with the HSBC Singapore Sevens
taking place on 10-11 October and the Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Kong Sevens, regarded by many as the greatest rugby sevens event
in the world, completing the series on 16-18 October.
Kong and Singapore will host HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2021
tournaments as per usual in April.
It is the first time in the tournament’s 45-year
history that the Hong Kong Sevens will be played outside of its
traditional spring window.
Robbie McRobbie, Chief Executive Officer at the
HKRU, said, “We are confident that the move to October will ensure
a very unique and special 45th Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong
Sevens, and we look forward to once again welcoming the rugby
world to Hong Kong.”
Fans who have purchased
tickets for Singapore and Hong Kong via official channels are
advised that their tickets will be honoured for the rescheduled
events and a full refund will be provided in the event fans are
unable to attend the rescheduled events.
In a statement issued on Thursday, World Rugby
said, “The health and safety of
our players, fans and everyone working on the event is always our
highest priority. This prudent decision has been taken in order to
help protect the global rugby community and the wider public and
was taken based on the World Health Organisation and relevant
public authority travel and health guidelines. The decision is
fully supported by stakeholders, including unions and commercial
In light of the rescheduled dates, the Hong Kong
Sevens public ticket ballot will no longer be drawn this week.
Those who have successfully entered the draw prior to the close of
registration will be offered an opportunity to extend their entry
to a subsequent ballot for the October event.
Pictures from 2019 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Pictures from 2018 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2016 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015,
Pictures of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Games Qualifier in Hong
Pictures of Singha Thailand Sevens 2015,
Pictures from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2014,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2013,
of Chartis Cup 2012 and
Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.