Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 to be held in Cape Town
The competition, which will run between 9-11 September 2022, will be held at the Cape Town Stadium.
PARIS - The South African city of Cape Town will host the 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens, World Rugby announced Tuesday.
The World Cup, the eighth edition for men and fourth for women, will be contested by 24 men's and 16 women's teams and is the first to be hosted in Africa.
The competition, which will run between 9-11 September, 2022, will be held at the Cape Town Stadium, with a capacity of 57,654.
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The Springbok Sevens and Imbokodo teams will both be included in the playing roster.
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The top eight men's teams and top four women's teams from the last RWC Sevens in San Francisco in 2018 have already secured automatic qualification for the tournament in 2022.
The qualified teams for the men's event are defending champions New Zealand, England, South Africa, Fiji, Argentina, USA, France and Scotland.
Amongst the women's teams, the Springbok women's sevens side will join defending champions New Zealand, France, Australia and USA in Cape Town.
Teams that have not qualified automatically will do so via their respective regional tournaments held in Europe, Oceania, Asia, North America, South America and Africa. There are 16 places available in the men's tournament and 11 in the women's from regional competitions.