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Tue, 15 February 2022

Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 Tickets on Sale from 28 February

(15 Feb 2022)  Tickets for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022, to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa on 9-11 September, will go on sale at 07:00 GMT (09:00 SAST) on Monday, 28 February.

The 2022 edition of the Rugby World Cup Sevens follows the last world cup in San Francisco, USA in 2018. It was New Zealand who came out on top in both the mens and womens tournaments beating England and France respectively in the finals, and will be looking to defend their titles in Cape Town.

Cape Town has a strong track record of hosting world-class rugby sevens competitions and fans can look forward to a feast of entertainment over three action-packed days, while the teams will be looking forward to playing in front of a passionate and knowledgeable crowd, said Sir Bill Beaumont, World Rugby Chairman. Following in the footsteps of rugby sevens highly impactful second appearance at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Cape Town will provide a perfect platform for the best players in the world to showcase the speed, skill and drama of rugby sevens and inspire many more new players and fans around the world.

Scotland in action against Australia at the Hong Kong Sevens 2019. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.
Scotland in action against Australia at the Hong Kong Sevens 2019. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com

Six teams previously unseen at the Cape Town event including Colombia (women) and Hong Kong and Korea (men) have already qualified to join five pre-qualified womens teams and eight pre-qualified mens teams, which include both the South Africa mens and womens teams.

In total 21 teams have already secured their place in Cape Town and over the forthcoming months attention will turn to the regional competitions as the 19 remaining spots will be filled from around the globe.

The event will be the first return of international rugby sevens to Cape Town in almost three years. The 2020 and 2021 Cape Town Sevens events both fell victim to the impact of the pandemic, meaning Rugby World Cup Sevens will be the first chance since for fans to enjoy the unique spirit and atmosphere of rugby sevens again.

Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby, said, The opportunity of seeing the best rugby teams on the planet vying for the title of world champions hasnt been experienced in South Africa since 1995, which will make this a very special occasion. World Cups are unlike any other rugby tournament; for its duration the eyes of the rugby world will be on South Africa, as all roads lead to Cape Town. Itll be bigger, bolder and brighter than anything we have put on before and will climax with the lifting of the Melrose Cup and the Womens Rugby World Cup Sevens trophy on a do-or-die final day. This will be a premium experience at a premium event, clearly distinguishable from a World Series tournament, and I am sure the local and global audience will be keen to show their support.

Tickets will cost between R150 ($9.90 / 8.65 / 7.30) and R1,750 ($115 / 100 / 85) with most tickets (72%) priced between R250 ($16.50 / 14.50 / 12.15) for category D on Day One to R1,350 ($89 / 78 / 66) for Category B on Day Three.

Discounted family and scholar tickets and packages as well as a Party Stand package will also be available.

The global vaccine roll-out has allowed the return of capacity crowds around the world and were expecting that experience to return to South Africa by the time of Rugby World Cup Sevens. The health and safety of athletes and fans will be of the highest priority, and the current expectation is that all attendees will need to be vaccinated to gain entry. That requirement may be dropped in due course at which point the requirement will be removed, Roux added.

Rugby pictures: Pictures from 2019 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, 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 Kong Sevens, Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015, Pictures of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Games Qualifier in Hong Kong, 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, Pictures of Chartis Cup 2012 and Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.

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