The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is one of the most dynamic global sporting events on the market, featuring the dynamism of sevens rugby, paired with a spectacle of entertainment and fan engagement that is second to none. The 2018 Series includes ten tournaments held around the world. Vancouver will host at BC Place for the second year as the sixth stop!
HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver is a two-day indoor rugby sevens tournament, hosted March 10-11, 2018, at the world-class BC Place Stadium, host venue to Canada’s most prestigious events.The tournament features 16 of the world’s top men’s sevens teams, including Olympic contenders who fought for gold, silver and bronze at Rio 2016. The HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver will be the sixth stop in a 10-stop world tour as part of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Sevens rugby, a fast-paced and shorter version of traditional rugby with only seven players per side, has built a huge international audience through the success of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, which attracts large audiences in markets around the world.
Sevens Rugby is a variant of rugby union featuring just seven players a-side, playing on a full-size field by much of the same rules as the original 15-player game. While a regular rugby union match lasts at least 80 minutes, a sevens match consists of two halves of seven minutes with a oneminute half-time break. The final of a competition can be played over two halves of ten minutes each, with a half time break of two minutes.
The most curious (and hilarious) characteristic of Rugby Sevens is the fancy-dress fun fans partake in at every stop along the tour. Costumes and characters from all walks of life emerge from closets painting a fantastical mosaic in stadium to feast your eyes.
WHY ARE COSTUMES SIGNIFICANT?