— Published 19 May 2021

The 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens in South Africa

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World Rugby announced it on Tuesday, May 18th, with a press release: the next edition of the Rugby World Cup Sevens (men and women) will be held on September 9th-11th, 2022, in Cape Town, South Africa. This will be the eighth edition for men, where the tournament will bring together 24 teams, and the fourth for women, where the competition will gather 16 countries. The 2022 World Cup will be held in a grand setting, the Cape Town Stadium, with a capacity of nearly 58,000 seats. With less than 16 months to go, eight out of the 24 men’s teams are already known. They qualified by ranking in the top eight of the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens, played in San Francisco: New Zealand, two-time defending world champions, England, finalists, South Africa, Fiji, Argentina, USA, Scotland and France. For women’s tournament, five spots have already been allocated, to the top four teams from the 2018 World Cup (New Zealand, France, Australia and the United States), plus South Africa as host nation. The remaining 16 men’s and 11 women’s spots will be awarded through regional qualifying tournaments.