Newspaper article The Canadian Press

World Rugby Announces Expanded Women's Seven Series Plus More Combined Stops

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

World Rugby Announces Expanded Women's Seven Series Plus More Combined Stops

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World Rugby expands women's sevens series

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TORONTO - World Rugby has announced an expanded HSBC Women's Series for the next four-year cycle, featuring eight rounds for the first time.

There are currently just six stops on the women's tour, including Langford, B.C. There were just five the previous season.

The men's component of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series will remain at 10 stops, with at least six of those combined with women's events.

Dubai, Cape Town, New Zealand, Sydney, Hong Kong and Paris will host combined men's and women's sevens events from next season onwards. North American events in Langford and Glendale, Colo., will remain as stand-alone competitions next season.

That could open the door for Vancouver to host both men's and women's competitions in the future although a tournament spokesman said no decision has been made beyond the 2020 event in Langford. …

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