The 2022 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series reached the midpoint of the season this weekend in Singapore for event five of the nine-city tour. Starting Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Singapore, the South Africa 7s team entered the tournament undefeated on the season, winning the first four cities. In fact, they had a match winning streak dating back to last year. At the end of the first day, the USA 7s ended that run, handing them their first defeat in 36 matches. As South Africa looks to rebound ahead of the playoffs at National Stadium in Kallang, Singapore, their next loss in the quarterfinals would end the Series streak for the season at four victories. Will someone else step up with the top team appearing vulnerable? The final day at the 2022 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Singapore is shaping up for a great one.
Here everything you need to know, where, when, and how to watch World Rugby Sevens Series in Singapore 2022.
Rugby Sevens Series in Singapore
- When: Saturday, April 9 – Sunday, April 10, 2022
- Start Time: 1:12 a.m. EST (Saturday) / 10:12 p.m. PST (Friday)
- Location: National Stadium – Kallang, Singapore
- Live Stream: RUGBYPASS (anywhere)
After a rough go early on Day 1, Canada, England, Scotland, and Kenya head up the group that finds themselves in the playoff for ninth place, the best they can now do. Fresh off of the victory against South Africa, the Americans have a tough test ahead of them yet in the quarterfinals. The United States has had just one top-three finish this season, opening the year in Dubai with a silver medal. Since then, they haven’t fallen off too much. They currently sit in fourth place with 55 total points, behind South Africa, Argentina, and Australia – all quarterfinal teams.
2022 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Singapore Preview
The Cup Quarterfinals in Singapore on the 2022 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series schedule will start on Saturday night in the U.S., which is afternoon locally in Kallang. First on the lineup is Australia vs Argentina in a battle of top-three teams this season which can have strong implications in the standings. After them, South Africa looks to stop the bleeding as they face a Fiji squad that won two of their three pool contests, including a dominant 62-0 thrashing of Japan. With the momentum behind Fiji, they surely know that South Africa is out to prove their loss to the United States was an anomaly. New Zealand against Samoa set the stage for the quarterfinal finale of USA vs Ireland, determining the field for the semifinals.
Sunday will accelerate quickly as the teams race toward the Cup Final in Singapore that will take place in the late evening locally. Surely rugby fans in the United States would like to wake up on Sunday morning and watch their nation compete in the final just as they’re having their first cup of coffee as the final is scheduled for 7:28 a.m. EST/ 4:28 a.m. PST. A first-place finish is good for 22 points, which would potentially vault the Americans into second place, depending on how Argentina and Australia fair in their contests. Those three nations, as well as South Africa, should all be considered favorites entering the playoff. Ireland could make a great mid-season push, however, if they can find themselves with a bronze finish or better.
How to Watch Singapore 7s Rugby live stream World Series games
The second event of the 2022 HSBC World Rugby 7s schedule, this weekend’s tournament in Singapore will air across a number of platforms globally, PremiumTV one of them. In the United States, however, the broadcast of the matches will bounce around platforms and properties owned by NBC, with each behind their own paywall. Depending on where you’re at, accessing the tournament may be difficult. In this case, we recommend you check out PremiumTV.
2022 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Singapore Playoff Schedule
Bronze Medal Final – Sunday, April 10, 2022, @ 6:58 a.m. EST / 3:58 a.m. PST
Gold Medal Final – Sunday, April 10, 2022, @ 7:28 a.m. EST/ 4:28 a.m. PST