According to the organizers, the upcoming World Sevens Series of competitions that are set in Vancouver and Los Angeles have been postponed for a new date because of the concerns regarding the Covid-19.
In a new statement by World Rugby, the Canada Sevens which was originally set for a February 26 to 27 date will now be moved to April 16 to 17.
As for the Los Angeles Sevens, it was initially set for a March 5 to 6 schedule, it had been moved to August 27 to 28 date, it will now be considered as the finale tournament for the men’s edition of World Sevens.
The event in Los Angeles serves as the final contest before the rugby World Cup Sevens that are set to be held in Cape Town, Africa for a September schedule. ดู บอล สด in the new schedules.
According to the chief executive of World Rugby Alan Gilpin, he said “On behalf of the hosts of the tournament, we believe that the decision to postpone and reschedule the Vancouver and Los Angeles events of the HSBC World Sevens Series is the most realistic and practical thing to do right now.”
“We believe that the worldwide quality of the Series and the operational constraints of the current and changing nature of the pandemic continually poses a difficulty to all of the organizers of the event.”
“Our main goal and focus right now is to ensure the safety and welfare of the players and staff so that we can create a secure, powerful and satisfying event, therefore postponing the aforementioned events would be the most pragmatic option right now.”
The World Sevens Series of men’s rugby has been extremely affected by pandemics ever since it began in 2020. In fact, the Hong Kong event of the Series which is widely considered as the biggest event in the tournament has not been played since 2019.
As for now, both Australia and South Africa are presently leading the standings for the men’s and women’s Series following the two rounds of tournaments, both squads have been topping the first and second rounds back in 2021 that were held in Dubai.
The action continues for the World Series that will be held this weekend in Malaga and Seville, Spain, both cities will be hosting a back-to-back match on January 21 to 23 and on January 28 to 30.
Prior to the Spain event, both the men’s and women’s teams soaked up the beach of Malagueta in Spain when they arrived on Wednesday before their scheduled World Series event that will be held in Estadio Ciudad de Málaga.
The men’s team of South Africa and the women’s team of Australia landed in Spain with a lively mood after both of the teams won their back-to-back titles in Dubai last year.
According to the team captain of Australia team Demi Hayes, she said “We came out fresh from Dubai with a lot of confidence but here in Spain it is another competition, and it is a new location that we have never played before. However, we are much more excited than anxious to go out and show our talents and skills on the homeball pitch of the World Sevens.”
As for the team captain of South Africa team Siviwe Soyizwapi, he said “Being in a new venue feels surreal, Malaga is a beautiful city, with a lot of distractions. We are here to do what we are trained for, and we are so excited.”
Despite the postponement of the Vancouver and Los Angeles events of World Sevens Series, the tournament remains strong amidst the challenges it faces due to the ongoing pandemic.