Sydney Sevens Returns to Sydney After Three-Year Hiatus

Monday, October 31

Media Release

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series returns to Sydney for the first time in three years, with the HSBC Sydney Sevens returning to the city at the newly re-built Allianz Stadium from 27-29 January.

The event will be the fourth round of the 2022-23 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for the Women’s teams, and the fifth round for the Men’s competition in what is a crucial Olympic qualification year for Rugby Sevens.

Australia’s Women’s and Men’s Sevens teams have each had outstanding 2021-22 seasons, with both achieving historic firsts for Rugby Australia’s Sevens program.

The Aussie Women’s Sevens team is one of the most successful sporting teams in the country, having won every major trophy available this season – the Rugby World Cup Sevens, Commonwealth Games gold medal and the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

The Men’s squad also became HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Champions for the first time ever, with a nail-biting win over New Zealand in the London Final, and a tense final round of the season in Los Angeles.

Australian fans will again have the chance to get behind their champion Rugby Sevens stars as they aim for glory on home soil.

The HSBC Sydney Sevens was first held in 2016 at Allianz Stadium – where the event was held for three years until 2018.

The Sevens party moved to Olympic Park in 2019, before its last staging at the then-new rectangular stadium at Parramatta in 2020.

After a COVID-induced hiatus, the cultural celebration of HSBC Sydney Sevens returns to its original location at Allianz Stadium for what promises to be a spectacular international sporting event.

HSBC Sydney 7s is proudly supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Pre-sale tickets are available now at

Andy Marinos, Rugby Australia CEO: “We are excited to be able to bring back the HSBC Sydney Sevens in January. The event has a track record of being an extravaganza of Rugby, a celebration of the many cultures involved in this wonderful game, and of people having a lot of fun at a major international sporting event. It is unique for us to be able to hold a Sevens event with both of our teams as the reigning World Series Champions. It is massive for Aussie sports fans to be able to get behind these amazing teams, and I am sure that the players will appreciate the support of the home crowd. ”

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