World Class Rugby to make a Return to Singapore's shores after 36 months, with sale of tickets to commence soon
Captain's Shoot for the 2019 HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens held at Gardens by the Bay. PHOTO: WORLD RUGBY
Singapore, 11 March 2022 – Rugby fans in Singapore can catch live world class rugby action again, with the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens to go ahead as planned on 9 and 10 April 2022.
Organisers have confirmed that Singapore will welcome the world’s top rugby sevens players from 16 teams to the National Stadium at Singapore Sports Hub. The Singapore leg is the fifth of nine tournaments in the men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2022, which started with two events in Dubai in November and December 2021. South Africa has dominated the 2022 season thus far, winning the first four events of the series.
World class rugby returns to the Singapore Sports Hub for the first time in 36 months. PHOTO: HSBC SINGAPORE RUGBY SEVENS
Spectators can look forward to two days of exhilarating live rugby action at the iconic centrepiece of Singapore Sports Hub. Organisers are working closely with the relevant authorities to stage the event safely in accordance with Singapore’s prevailing safe management measures (SMM). More details on SMMs and ticketing will be announced.
Doug Langley, HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Director said: “We are delighted to be returning to the National Stadium in Singapore for what promises to be a very exciting round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2022 with the scheduled return to Series action of Olympic Champions Fiji and 2020 Series title winners New Zealand.
South Africa and Fiji battle it out in the final at the last edition of the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens. South Africa edged the thriller 20-19. PHOTO: HSBC SINGAPORE RUGBY SEVENS
“All stakeholders are working hard in partnership to deliver a spectacular, safe and secure event and the players and teams are looking forward to getting back on the pitch and showcasing the speed, skill and thrills of world class rugby sevens in Singapore.”
“HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens has grown to be a crowd favourite over the years and we are excited that this marquee event is returning to Singapore’s shores after a hiatus due to the pandemic. As we prepare to witness some world class rugby action, Sport Singapore will be working with organisers to execute a successful and safe event for both spectators and participants,” said Lim Teck Yin, CEO, Sport Singapore.
The HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens is known as the "Family Sevens", and families can once again expect carnivals and festivals to be a part of the event. PHOTO: HSBC SINGAPORE RUGBY SEVENS
“We are delighted to welcome the HSBC Rugby Sevens to the Singapore Sports Hub this April. This is another important step towards the return of exciting large-scale live events in Singapore,” said Lionel Yeo, CEO, Singapore Sports Hub.
Spectators to the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens can expect yet another year of thrilling action on the field. The Singapore leg has previously featured some of the most memorable moments in the Series.
Underdog teams Kenya and Canada won the 2016 and 2017 Singapore titles respectively, while 2018 concluded in dramatic fashion when Fiji triumphed over Australia by the slimmest of margins in what will be remembered as one of the great Sevens matches. At the last edition of the event in 2019, South Africa edged out Fiji 20-19 in a remarkable comeback victory to clinch its first-ever HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens title.
Rugby clinics being held by world rugby legends the last time HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens was in town. PHOTO: HSBC SINGAPORE RUGBY SEVENS
Tickets which were purchased for the 2020 edition remain valid for the 2022 event. Fans can stay updated with the latest event happenings from the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens official website.