July 20-22, 2018
Rugby World Cup Sevens
Iconic AT&T Park will provide the spectacular backdrop to the three-day Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament from July 20-22, 2018 that features 24 men’s teams and 16 women’s teams competing for the title of World Champions. San Francisco 2018 will be the seventh-edition of the global tournament and the third to feature both men’s and women’s competitions.
To purchase tickets visit: www.rwcsevens.com/tickets
With the recent qualifications of Papa New Guinea on the men’s and women’s side and Brazil on the women’s side, 35 of 40 teams have now punched their ticket to San Francisco. See below for the full list of qualified teams:
“We are thrilled to be hosting this prestigious World Rugby tournament in 2018. Since our ballpark opened in 2000, we have hosted many world-class events,” said San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer. “To now have the opportunity to welcome the top rugby sevens players and their fans from all over the world to AT&T Park is a great honor for us.”
This will be the seventh staging of the tournament, which has previously been held in Edinburgh, Hong Kong (twice), Mar del Plata, Dubai and Moscow. Having won both the men’s and women’s events at the famous Russian venue of Luzhniki Stadium, New Zealand will be back to defend their titles but will likely face considerable resistance in the form of Olympic gold medalists Australia (women’s) and Fiji (men’s), not to mention strong home competition from both USA sides.