The match schedule and pools have been revealed
for the inaugural men’s tournament on the World Rugby Sevens
Challenger Series, which will take place in Viña del Mar, Chile on
15-16 February 2020.
Sixteen international teams will compete across
two match days in the first of two Sevens Challenger Series
tournaments to be hosted in South America in February.
Hosts Chile are drawn in Pool D and will face
Brazil, Mexico and Zimbabwe, while hosts of the second round of
competition, Uruguay will be joined by Japan, Portugal and Tonga
in Pool A.
Hong Kong, Colombia, Jamaica and Papua
New Guinea make up Pool B, with Germany, Italy, Paraguay and Uganda
completing the Pool C line-up.
Teams will travel to Montevideo, Uruguay for the
second round of the Sevens Challenger Series on 22-23 February
before the top eight teams progress to the final play-off
tournament at the
Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens event on
3-5 April 2020 where they will compete for a spot on the HSBC
World Rugby Sevens Series 2021.
The promoted team will replace the bottom placed
core team in the World Series this season.
World Rugby Vice-Chairman and President of Rugby
Americas, Agustín Pichot, said, "The World Rugby Sevens Challenger
Series will be a huge driver in developing rugby sevens within
South America, a region where there are many passionate players
and supporters of the game. I am delighted that this exciting new
series is kicking off in South America. It is a huge opportunity
for both Chile and Uruguay, who will be tremendous hosts and
excellent advocates of this new and exciting competition."
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.