What is the world rugby challenger series?
Launched in February 2020 to boost the development of rugby sevens across the globe, the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series acts as a promotion pathway for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
This year’s Challenger Series is being held as a one-off combined event that will feature 12 men’s and 12 women’s teams representing each of the six World Rugby regions. Those teams qualified for August’s tournament via regional competitions.
The tournament replicates the Olympic Games competition format, with the 12 teams drawn into three pools. The top two from each as well as the two best third-placed finishers will qualify for the knockout stages.
How many teams will qualify for the hsbc world rugby sevens series 2023?
Two. The winners of the women’s and men’s 2022 Challenger Series will take their place among the core teams on the 2023 Series.
Where and when will it be played?
The 2022 World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series is scheduled to be played at Estadio Santa Laura in Santiago, Chile between 12-14 August.