Twenty six match officials from 15 nations will
referee the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 which
commences in Glendale, Colorado on 5-6 October.
This season is set to be the biggest on record
with the HSBC World Rugby Womenís Sevens Series increasing to
eight rounds for the first time in history.
The menís series will once again be contested
across ten rounds, kicking off in Dubai on 5-7 December 2019, with
six of those events being combined with womenís tournaments.
The 2020 season will culminate with the Tokyo
2020 Olympic Games which will see rugby sevens make its second
appearance on the Olympic Games programme following its successful
introduction at Rio 2016.
Former Canada Womenís international, Julianne
Zussman, joins the womenís series panel this season and will make
her match officiating world series debut in the opening tournament
in Glendale, Colorado.
Zussman represented her country in both fifteens
and sevens formats of the game, earning 44 test caps and featuring
in three Rugby World Cups throughout her playing career.
Zussman joins an experienced panel of referees
on the womenís series who have impressed on the HSBC World Rugby
Womenís Sevens Series over a number of seasons.
The menís panel features twelve officials who
have featured on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for the last
three seasons with the addition of Uruguayís Francisco Gonzalez
who officiated in the Americas Rugby Championship in February this
World Rugby Match Officials Selection Committee
Chairman, Anthony Buchanan, said, "The standard of officiating
across the entire HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series continues to
increase year-on-year which is extremely encouraging as we enter a
pivotal season for rugby sevens. We have a very experienced unit of referees who
have a wealth of experience officiating on the world series, which
this year features more womenís events than ever before, before
the season culminates with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. We would like to congratulate Julianne Zussman
from Canada who has been selected for her first HSBC World Rugby
Womenís Sevens Series; the selection committee is delighted with
the quality of match officials available for selection for the
menís and womenís series panels and looks forward to another
successful season of rugby sevens."
Menís Sevens Series Panel
James Doleman (New Zealand)
Craig Evans (Wales)
Francisco Gonzalez (Uruguay)
Sam Grove White (Scotland)
Richard Haughton (England)
Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
Damon Murphy (Australia)
Rasivhenge (South Africa)
Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)
Damian Schneider (Argentina)
Womenís Sevens Series Panel
Sara Cox (England)
Hollie Davidson (Scotland)
Emily Hsieh (USA)
Lauren Jenner (New Zealand)
Sakurako Kawasaki (Japan)
Tyler Miller (Australia)
Ashleigh Murray (South Africa)
Joy Neville (Ireland)
Madeline Putz (Australia)
Julianne Zussman (Canada)
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 Schedule.
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.