Rugby Sevens Hamilton 2023: Preview, Schedule, Live Stream, and Group Distribution

This year’s first tournament of Rugby Sevens 2022-23 series is scheduled to be announced in New Zealand this Friday with the Rugby Sevens Hamilton 2023


The Rugby Sevens Hamilton is officially titled “HSBC New Zealand Sevens” tournament. It is a part of the popular international Rugby Sevens series. First founded in 2000, the event has been running in Hamilton every year since.

After two years of cancellation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Rugby Sevens coming back to Hamilton with the upcoming Rugby Sevens Hamilton 2023 event. It will be 22nd addition to the event’s annual runtime.

The upcoming HSBC New Zealand Sevens event will be a part of the ongoing 2022-23 World Rugby Sevens series. Also, the event will inaugurate the series’ 2023 calendar since the South Africa competition on 9 December 2022.

A total of 16 international male teams and 12 international female teams will participate in the upcoming New Zealand rugby sevens event. Among the 16 male teams, 15 will be core teams while one has been selected via invitational. While in 12 female teams, 11 are from core teams and one has been selected via invitational.

Each gender discipline will have their individual competition in the event. In addition, the 3-day event will also feature some amazing live music festival with popular artists such as Brook Gibson, Pixie Lane and more.

When will the event be held?

  • Start Date: Friday, January 20, 2023
  • End Date: Sunday, January 22, 2023
  • Time: 03:10 p.m. ET

­­­­The upcoming Rugby Sevens Hamilton event will begin this Friday, January 20, 2023. The men’s competition will start at 03:10 p.m. ET. Following that, women’s tournament will start at 04:38 p.m. ET on the same day.

Rugby Sevens Hamilton 2023 Schedule:

Stage Date Time (ET)
Group Stage (Male) January 20 – January 21 03:10 p.m.
Group Stage (Female) January 20 – January 21 04:38 p.m.
Playoffs (Male) January 21 – January 22 03:30 p.m.
Playoffs (Female) January 21 – January 22 03:30 p.m.

­­How to Watch the Rugby Sevens Hamilton 2023 event on TV?

  • Australia – beIN Sports
  • Canada – CBC Sports
  • United States – NBC Sports

In Australia, beIN Sports will provide live broadcasts of the upcoming Rugby Sevens Hamilton 2023 event as the official broadcast partner. While CBC Sports will broadcast the event for fans in Canada. In the United States, NBC Channel will televise the game.

How to Live Stream Rugby Sevens Hamilton?

The broadcast partners of the upcoming Rugby Sevens Hamilton 2023 will also digitally distribute the event via the online and mobile streaming apps. They are listed below –

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

The World Rugby Sevens series official match center, and their mobile app will provide live stream of every game from the event for international fans to enjoy the games. The HSBC World Rugby Sevens series app is available on both android and iOS.

Where will the event be held?

  • Venue: FMG Stadium Waikato
  • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand.

The Hamilton based sporting and cultural event venue “FMG Stadium Waikato” will host the upcoming Rugby Sevens game this year. The 25,800-seat capacity venue was previously known as Rugby Park. It is located in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Group Distribution of Rugby Sevens Hamilton 2023:

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 –

Men’s Pool

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

Women’s Pool

Group A Group B Group C
New Zealand Australia USA
Great Britain France Ireland
Fiji Canada Brazil
Papua New Guinea Japan Spain


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