In 2019, Cape Town, South Africa, was confirmed as the host of the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022, which will take place from 9-11 September 2022.
This will be the first time the Rugby World Cup Sevens will be held in Africa and the 8th edition of the World Cup overall.
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said at the time of the announcement: “Congratulations to South Africa on being elected Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 hosts. We were impressed with South Africa’s detailed and comprehensive bid and we look forward to working in partnership with them on another inspiring and record-breaking tournament.”
The top 24 men’s and 16 women’s rugby sevens teams will play at the 7s Rugby World Cup at the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point.
World Rugby confirmed that the top eight men’s teams and top four women’s teams from the RWC Sevens 2018 in San Francisco, USA, have already secured automatic qualification for the tournament in 2022.
These teams have qualified based on their performance from the previous RWC Sevens in San Francisco in 2018:
Regional qualification is expected to start in August 2021 with further details to be announced at a later stage.
The Asian qualifiers will be the winners and runner up nations for the women and men in the Asia Rugby Sevens Series.
Megapro were confirmed as the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 exclusive sponsorship sales agency for the tournament in South Africa in March 2021.
World Rugby Chief Commercial Officer Tom Hill said: “We are delighted to be working with Megapro as we enter the market with an exciting portfolio of Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 partnership opportunities.”
Megapro specialise in the commercialisation of rights and sponsorship sales across a variety of sports and entertainment properties within South Africa. They have been operating in South Africa for the past 30 years.
In May 2021, World Rugby said details of the ticket sales launch will be announced later in 2021.