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2023 World 7s Series standings after Hong Kong and how relegation will be decided

Kenya 7s Kevin Wekesa attacks against the Fiji defense on day one of the HSBC Canada Sevens at BC Place Stadium on 16 April, 2022 in Vancouver, Canada. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby
Kenya 7s Kevin Wekesa attacks against the Fiji defense on day one of the HSBC Canada Sevens at BC Place Stadium on 16 April, 2022 in Vancouver, Canada. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

Australia are top of the World 7s Series standings after winning the Hong Kong 7s played this weekend at Hong Kong Stadium.

The 2022 Series Champions came from behind to defeat Fiji in the final played on Sunday and have 22 points after the round. Fiji sit second with 19 points after finishing second in the three-day tournament.

France with 17 points are third on the log after a podium finish in Hong Kong.   Samoa with 15 points and Argentina on 13 close the top five.

 

USA are sixth with 12 points while Ireland and South Africa have 10 points each.

After finishing ninth, New Zealand have eight points followed by Canada who have seven points.

Great Britain and Spain are tied on five points each while Uruguay and Japan have three and two points each.  Kenya 7s and Hong Kong have a point each.

World 7s Series Standing. pHOTO cOURTESY.

About the  2023 World 7s Series

The World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 promises to be the most competitive and compelling to date with more at stake than ever before as the top four ranked men’s and women’s teams will earn Olympic qualification for Paris 2024, while in the men’s Series the number of teams for the 2024 Series will reduce from 16 to 12 to equal the number of women’s teams and align with the Olympic competition structure, meaning fans can expect an intense battle to avoid relegation in the 2023 Series with every match and every point counting towards their final Series ranking.

How will relegation be decided from the men’s Series 2023?

The 15th-ranked core team based on accumulated Series points following the tenth round in Toulouse will be relegated. The teams ranked 12th, 13th and 14th at the end of Toulouse will enter a four-team relegation play-off together with the Challenger Series 2023 winners at the eleventh and final round of the Series in London.

The relegation play-off will be a round-robin format with the top two teams then playing a final. The winner will become the 12th core team in the 2024 Series, while the other three teams will enter their respective Regional Sevens Championships in order to qualify for the 2024 World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series. The Challenger Series will continue to provide a pathway for teams to qualify for the World Rugby Sevens Series.

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