The Rugby Sevens format is fast becoming one of the most popular sporting codes in the world, and is now ready to host the twentieth edition of their World Series.
The 2019 Men’s Rugby 7’s will continue with a visit to Paris from 1-2 June, and you won’t miss the available action when watching at home or streaming matches live to a mobile device.
2019 Rugby World Sevens Preview
This will be the twentieth edition of the Rugby World Sevens, and South Africa will enter as the reigning champions after besting Fiji for total points on the season by the slimmest of margins, 182-180, thanks largely to their victory in the finale at Paris and Fiji finishing fifth on that same weekend. For South Africa it was the second consecutive Rugby Sevens championship and third overall. As for team Fiji, it was a disappointing way to finish but they did take the Gold in five of the ten events, and have been a formidable side for the past seven years so look for them to be there in the mix this time out.
When: June 1-2, 2019
Where: Paris, France
For the men, the number one seed is South Africa, which was the most consistent side throughout the Sevens Series this past year. Fiji are the form side heading into the tournament having won Gold at half of the stops last time around. Fiji will look to get off to a faster start, after failing to finish higher than fourth in the first three stops last year, Dubai, Capetown and Sydney. As for the Australian men, they are ranked fourth entering 2018-19 with their best efforts last season being a win at Sydney which was followed by a Semi Final loss in Hamilton. For the women, Australia enters this year’s tournament the defending champs having won at both Dubai and Sydney, but are the number two seed behind New Zealand, who finished strong in winning the last three events. With the added stop in the USA there will be six series total for the women, and they will play on the same weekend as the men’s teams in Sydney. The Aussie women did beat New Zealand in the Final at the Rio Olympics, and will look to duplicate that this time out, but don‘t look for the Rugby Sevens on Free to air in Australia.
2019 Paris Sevens Live TV (Sydney time)
Saturday June 1 LIVE: Men’s Day 1 from 7:00pm-5:00am (Kayo)
Sunday June 2 LIVE: Men’s Day 2 from 6:00pm-3:30am (Kayo)
All events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Rugby Sevens Replays include highlights of the day’s matches.
Watch or Stream Rugby 7’s Live
You won’t find the World Rugby Sevens on Free to Air TV, but Fox Sports Australia (Foxtel and Kayo) will provide exclusive Live coverage as the top sixteen men’s teams square off in Paris. So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to review Foxtel Now which offers Rugby fans an opportunity to watch the World Sevens live online (Paris 7’s excluded) with compatible internet connected devices.
Alternatively, Kayo Sports have a 14 day trial offering which offers the exact same channels and coverage as Foxtel. With the Kayo trial you can stream the Paris 7’s free using eligible mobile devices, and with their split-view feature you can catch up to four Live events at the same time so you never miss a key moment of the wide range of sport in the Kayo TV guide.
Paris Rugby Sevens Australian Men’s Fixtures (Sydney time)
Sat 1 June LIVE: Australia vs Kenya at 8.06pm (Kayo)
Sat 1 June LIVE: Australia vs Wales at 11.32pm (Kayo)
Sun 2 June LIVE: Australia vs South Africa at 2.58am (Kayo)
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Paris Men’s Rugby 7’s Live TV (Sydney time)
Sunday 1 June LIVE: Cup Quarter Finals at 7.28pm (TBD)
Sunday 1 June LIVE: Cup Quarter Finals at 7.50pm (TBD)
Sunday 1 June LIVE: Cup Quarter Finals at 8.12pm (TBD)
Sunday 1 June LIVE: Cup Quarter Finals at 8.34pm (TBD)
Sunday 1 June LIVE: Cup Semi Finals at 11.23pm (TBD)
Sunday 1 June LIVE: Cup Semi Finals at 11.45pm (TBD)
Monday 2 June LIVE: Cup Bronze Final at 2.08am (TBD)
Monday 2 June LIVE: Cup Gold Final at 2.33am (TBD)
Paris Sevens 2019 Groupings
Pool A: Fiji, Ireland, Argentina, England
Pool B: Australia, South Africa, Wales, Kenya
Pool C: USA, Canada, Samoa, Spain
Pool D: France, New Zealand, Scotland, Japan
2019 World Rugby 7’s Fixtures List
Dubai, UAE World 7’s: 30 Nov-1 Dec 2018
Cape Town, South Africa 7’s: 8-9 Dec 2018
Hamilton, New Zealand 7’s: 26-27 January, 2019
Sydney, Australia 7’s: 2-3 February, 2019
Las Vegas, USA 7’s: 1-3 March, 2019
Vancouver, Canada 7’s: 9-10 March, 2019
Hong Kong 7s: 5-7 April, 2019
Singapore 7’s: 13-14 April, 2019
London, England 7s: 25-26 May, 2019
Paris, France 7s: 1-2 June, 2019
Here in 2019 We Speak Rugby
Best of all, no matter where or what time it’s being played Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now offer the option to stream key matches from a variety of Rugby action, including the 2019 Super Rugby season, Charity Shield, Telstra NRL Premiership (grand final excluded), Rugby Championship, the Bledisloe Cup, English Super League, Six Nations tournament and the Rugby 7s Live online to an eligible device for qualified Australian users.
Foxtel and Kayo Sports will also have exclusive rights to every match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, so be sure to circle your calendar in advance of the September 20 start date.
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