Vancouver 7s – 2021

Teams Announced for Vancouver and Edmonton 7s Events: Links to Ticket Sales

It’s not quite the full lineup for the World Seven Series in this abbreviated COVID 2021 version. The two Canadian tournaments, Vancouver Sept 18-19 and Edmonton Sept 25-26, will be missing some of the top teams, there’s no Fiji, New Zealand, Australia or Argentina. So the only Olympic medalist attending is France on the women’s side. Another twist is that Great Britain will enter as a team, a first for the series.

It will be good to welcome Damian McGrath back to Canada as coach of the German men’s team. With the limited teams coming, it should give Canada a better shot at winning the tournaments, or at least making it to the final matches. Whether ticket sales will be affected, it’s difficult to say, some may come just for the party and I’m guessing the organizers are betting on that mindset.

It will also be interesting to see if there are any retirements post Olympics or will the veterans delay their retirement until the end of the season? Another big question is who will be running the women’s team, the senior players again or will Rugby Canada assign some leadership post Olympics? Much to be revealed over the coming weeks.

Tickets go on sale for subscription holders today (10th) and are open to the public on Thursday (12th). Vancouver prices are as follows:

$149 for Reserved seating (+fees)
$179 for Sideline seating (+fees)
$329 for Grosvenor Club (+fees)

Ticket links to both tournaments are in the Canada Sevens article below.

from Canada Sevens

Participating Teams

We are happy to announce the following Men’s 7s teams have accepted invitations to the 2021 HSBC Canada Sevens World Series Events in Vancouver and Edmonton:

Canada – 2020 HSBC Canada Sevens Bronze Medalists
South Africa
Great Britain – making their World Rugby Sevens Series debut
Germany – making their HSBC Canada Sevens debut
Team TBD

Following their Bronze Medal game appearance in Tokyo, England, Scotland and Wales will continue to compete as Team GB. These will be their first appearances on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

Due to the on-going impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel restrictions worldwide, some Men’s national teams were unable to accept their invitations to compete in Canada.

In addition to the teams listed above, we are excited to feature a full Women’s 7s “Fast 4” event as part of HSBC Canada Sevens for the first time! The Women’s 7s teams that have accepted invitations to play in Vancouver and Edmonton are:

Great Britain

Tournament Schedules

The tournament schedules are still being finalized. They will include both the 12 Men’s and 4 Women’s team competitions with over 19 hours of event action across two days – and of course, there will now be two home teams to route for!

Vancouver Ticket Pricing

Ticket pricing for Vancouver has now been released – you can view details on the tournament website here.

In accordance with BC’s Provincial health restrictions, BC Place will operate at approximately 50 per cent capacity in the lower bowl and suite sections. Some regular ticketing sections (Elite 500, 7s Access and General Admission) will not be available in 2021 due to the restrictions, and ticket prices have increased when compared to 2020 in order to allow the event to move forward with a reduced capacity. It is anticipated ticket availability will be at a premium and fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early. Should restrictions change in advance of the event in conjunction with a move to Stage 4 of the Provincial Restart Plan, further details will be shared as available.

The 2022 HSBC Canada Sevens will return to its regular dates in late Winter (details coming soon!). Assuming a return to a normal capacity event, ticket pricing for 2022 will be adjusted accordingly.

Ticket On-Sale

A reminder that tickets for Vancouver go on-sale for subscription holders at 10am PT on Tuesday, August 10th and for the general public on Thursday, August 12th at 10am PT.

Edmonton tickets are already on sale and can be purchased here.

Rugby Canada has been working closely with government health authorities and our host venues. The health and safety of players, spectators, and all involved in the events remains our top priority. We look forward to hosting you at the 2021 HSBC Canada Sevens in Vancouver and Edmonton!

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