Malaga and Seville, venues for the HSBC World Rugby Series in January

The best rugby in the world, The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series will land for the first time in Spain next January. It will be in Andalusia, with the HSBC Spain Sevens, which They will be played on the weekend from 21 to 23 at the Ciudad de Málaga Stadium and from 28 to 30, at the La Cartuja Stadium, in Seville.

The HSBC Spain Sevens, presented this morning in Seville, will be the stop in our country of the most important event of the Olympic modality of rugby, rugby 7. For this reason, they have had the institutional support of the secretary of the general secretary for Sport, Mr. José María Arrabal and the president of the Spanish Rugby Federation, Alfonso Feijóo, as well as the prestigious player Dan Norton, of the English team, as ambassador of the event.

Traditionally hosted by World Rugby, the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series They arrive in Spain with Malaga and Seville as hosts to host two of their tournaments, both male and female, with the participation of the main national teams.

The men’s draw will include Argentina (bronze medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics), Australia, Canada, Scotland, Fiji (Olympic champions in Tokyo 2020), France, Wales, England, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, the All Blacks Sevens from New Zealand (silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics), Samoa, South Africa, USA and the Spanish team.

For their part, the teams of Australia, Ireland, Poland, Fiji (bronze medal in Tokyo 2020), USA, Canada, the Black Ferns Sevens of New Zealand (gold medal in Tokyo 2020), France (Olympic runner-up in Tokyo 2020), Russia, Brazil, England and the Spanish team.

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The group stage matches will be played on Friday and Saturday, which will also host the playoff games. Sunday will be the time of the finals, both in male and female category.

The Secretary General for Sports of the Junta de Andalucía, Mr. José María Arrabal, has assured that “this sport is an example of where the language of young people is heading”. “Having this event in Spain for the first time is very special, it is a message that in Andalusia if we are able to put our best foot forward, we can play in the league with cities like Dubai, Singapore, etc.”, he assured. “Sport is a reflection of the health and strength of a society, I hope that society would look through the eyes of an athlete,” he concluded.

For its part, Alfonso Feijóo, president of the Spanish Rugby Federation, wanted to highlight that this sport has taken a spectacular leap. “The players spend 250 days traveling in competitions of the highest level in which Spain also has the best cultural level, combining sports and training.” The Federation is fully committed to this event and is a boost for Spanish rugby. “I never would have thought that we would have this, it will be the jump for the Spanish Olympic rugby”, has indicated.

For its part, Dan Norton, ambassador of the 7s in Spain, has pointed out that “rugby has undergone a drastic change since its consideration as an Olympic sport. He wanted to highlight the fun of the event, where both men’s and women’s rugby compete at the same level ”.

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