Wellington welcomes the vibrant and iconic HSBC Sevens World Series 2017. Two days of fast-paced rugby action and entertainment at Westpac Stadium – Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 January.
The HSBC Wellington Sevens is the third tournament for 2016/2017 series and is held in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand.
Sixteen teams are drawn into four pools of four teams each. Each team plays everyone in their pool one time. The top two teams from each pool advance to the Cup quarterfinals. The bottom two teams from each group go to the Challenge Trophy quarterfinals.
New Zealand has a winning history
The winner of the New Zealand leg of the World Series wins the local tournament Cup.
The New Zealand Sevens team won Sevens Wellington in 2015 and 2016 aswell as the overall HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series crown for 2011/2012. They have won it 9 out of 17 years since the start of the Series in 2000.
Top capital chefs firing up at HSBC Wellington Sevens
Three of Wellington’s top chefs have teamed up with Wellington Sevens to give fans a taste of all that’s great about their city by showcasing signature dishes at January’s event.
Shaun Clouston (Logan Brown, Grill Meets Beer), Rex Morgan (Boulcott St Bistro, Burger Liquor) and Martin Bosley (Chef and restaurant consultant) will be rolling out the dishes with the help of Westpac Stadium Executive Chef, Steve Morris, at the new Food+Fizz Alley which will be open throughout the 28, 29 January tournament.
Major Kiwi music acts line up to entertain the fans at 2017 HSBC Wellington Sevens
Some of New Zealand’s favourite music acts will have 2017 HSBC Wellington Sevens fans dancing in their seats as the tournament ramps up the entertainment with one of summers best line-ups for the two-day event.
The performers for 28 and 29 January includes Nesian Mystik – record holders for the most top 10 hits for a New Zealand band, and The Koi Boys, who wowed audiences on both sides of the Tasman with their performances on The Voice. The Koi Boys’ debut album Meant To Be went to number one in the New Zealand Top 40.