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Hong Kong Sevens 2022: Preview, Schedule, Live Stream, Groups, Teams

The World Rugby Sevens Series’ premier rugby tournament is here once again. Prepare for another fiercely competitive rugby season as the 24th edition of the Hong Kong Sevens 2022 kicks off this Friday, October 4th.

Preview:

Founded in 1976, the Hong Kong Sevens became one of the most hyped World Rugby Sevens Series tournaments very quickly. The Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) annually organizes a three-day tournament. 28 teams from 22 countries participate in the event regularly.

The 2020 and 2021 iterations of the event were canceled due to the worldwide impact Covid 19 had. So, the upcoming 2022 Hong Kong Sevens will be a return to the regular season since 2019.

Fiji has been the tournament’s undisputed champion since 2015. As a result, fans are eager to see if the team can maintain its winning streak or if another team finally grabs the crown after a two-year absence.

Detailed official information on the upcoming Hong Kong Sevens has recently been released. As a precaution against the pandemic, it appears that several regulations have been presented to both viewers and players to keep it safe during the event. So, let us explore the key details of the upcoming event in depth.

When will the event be held?

  • Start Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
  • End Date: Sunday, November 6, 2022
  • Time: 03:40 a.m. ET

The Hong Kong Sevens 2022 will begin this Friday, November 4. As usual, the event will run for 3 days, ending on Sunday, November 5. The event’s inaugural match between, Ireland and Kenya is scheduled to begin at 03:40 a.m. ET. 

Hong Kong Sevens 2022 Schedule:

Stage Date Time (ET)
Group Stage November 4, 2022 – November 5, 2022 03:40 a.m. – 07:30 a.m.
Quarterfinal November 6, 2022 09:45 p.m. – 12:40 a.m.
Semifinal November 6, 2022 01:15 a.m. – 04:10 a.m.
Final November 6, 2022 05:07 a.m. – 07:00 a.m.

How to Watch the Hong Kong Sevens 2022 on TV?

  • Australia – BeIN Sports
  • Canada – CBC Sports
  • United Kingdom – NBC Sports
  • United States – Fiji One

BeIN Sports channel is the official broadcast partner of the Hong Kong Sevens 2022 event in Australia. While in Canada, CBC will telecast the upcoming games. For fans in the UK, the entire event will be televised by NBC. Additionally, Fiji One channel will broadcast the games in the United States.

How to Live Stream the event?

The Hong Kong Sevens 2022 event’s official broadcast partners also hold the rights to the digital distribution license. As such, live streams of the event will be available on the channel’s online streaming platforms respectively.

Country Live Stream
Australia BeIN
Canada CBC Gem
United Kingdom NBC Sports Live
United States Fiji TV

Additionally, all the World Rugby Seven Series tournaments’ live streams are available on their official match centre and mobile app.

Where will the event be held?

  • Venue: Hong Kong Stadium
  • Location: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Like every year, the Hong Kong Sevens 2022 will be held at the Hong Kong Stadium. The popular football stadium with 40,000 seat capacity is located in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island.

Groups and Teams of Hong Kong Sevens 2022:

This year’s event is participated by 16 groups. Teams are split into 4 groups, each with 4 teams, for the group stage. The group distribution pool is listed below – 

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Australia South Africa Fiji Argentina
New Zealand France USA Ireland
Samoa Great Britain Spain Kenya
Hong Kong Uruguay Japan Canada

 

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