Cape Town 7’s
Sevens Rugby is fast becoming one of the most popular versions of the game. Unlike with Union or League Rugby, Sevens is played with just seven players per side and each half is only seven minutes long. The result is an explosive show of skill and strategy where the standard rules apply. This shortened version of the game has captured the attention of fans all over the world, as an entire tournament can be played over a weekend.
The 2019 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens tournament is the premier series in this version of the sport. The series consists of 10 tournaments played in various locations around the world. The last series saw 21 teams compete over a period of 7 months, with South Africa beating Fiji by just 2 points to claim their second successive title. New Zealand came in third and Australia in fourth.
This year, the 2018/2019 HSBC World Rugby Seven series will get under way on the 29th of November when all the teams head to Dubai for the first leg. For the upcoming series, a total of 15 teams have entered, including top countries like South Africa, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada, Australia, France, England, Scotland and Japan. Depending on where the teams finish in each tournament, they are awarded points for their placing. A third-place finish earns 17 points, second place 19 points, and first place 22 points.
The Cape Town Leg
After teams compete in Dubai, they will head to South Africa for the Cape Town 7’s Tournament. This is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the calendar, and strangely enough, the one tournament where South Africa has not won in the past two years. As the second leg in the tournament, all the teams have made strategy corrections, sussed each other out and honed their skills. This makes for a dynamic and explosive tournament, and some of the best rugby worth watching.
The Cape Town 7s tournament will get underway on the 8th of December and run through to the 9th. For anyone interested in putting money down, there are plenty of wagers that can be placed on the tournament as a whole, and on each game. The most popular bet is the outright winner of the tournament leg. This is the team that wins the Cape Town leg and gains the maximum points. Each match also offers betting opportunities, including individual match winners, half time and prop bets.
Looking to place a winning wager? You can find all the best odds and markets at Betway Sports, 888 Sport, William Hill and Spin Palace Sports.