April 7, 2017
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 Dates
USA Rugby Release
The Rugby World Cup Sevens will kick off July 20 through July 22 of next year! You can start planning your summer vacations now, rugby fans!
“We are proud to play host to the Rugby World Cup Sevens. This event will bring the world’s best and put them in front of a large audience of rugby fanatics and showcase our great sport to a new batch of sports fans,” said USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne. “We’re equally excited that this great tournament will be played in our backyard and in front of our youth, hopefully inspiring the next group of rugby stars.”
Tickets for the event will go on sale later this year, but you can sign up for early ticket alerts online via usarugby.org/rwc7.
The iconic AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, will provide the spectacular backdrop to the tournament that features 24 men’s and 16 women’s teams competing for the title of world champions. The 42,000-seater stadium is one of the most familiar and highly rated sports venues in the USA and is located in downtown San Francisco, along the waterfront overlooking the bay.
This will be the seventh staging of the tournament, which has previously been held in Edinburgh, Hong Kong (twice), Mar del Plata, Dubai and Moscow. Having won both the men’s and women’s events at the famous Russian venue of Luzhniki Stadium, New Zealand will be back to defend their titles but will likely face considerable resistance in the form of Olympic gold medallists, Australia (women’s) and Fiji (men’s), not to mention strong home competition from both USA sides.