Sevens Challenger Series

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The Sevens Challenger Series is a new competition designed to boost rugby sevens’ development across the globe.

World Rugby unveiled the details on February 11th.

The series will take place at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch, South Africa, on 28-29 March, 2020.

The standalone event will see 12 teams who have qualified from all six World Rugby regions competing to win a coveted core place on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for the 2021 season.

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The men's and women's series kick-off in February with the aim of developing the next generation of rugby players and growing the popularity and participation of sevens around the world.

World Rugby chair Sir Bill Beaumont said: "We are thrilled to launch the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series in a pivotal year for rugby sevens ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games".