The Rugby Sevens format is fast becoming one of the most popular sporting codes in the world, and now the 2018 World Rugby Sevens Series makes its way down under to television audiences Australia.
Next up the Paris 7’s get underway on Saturday, June 9 (AEST), with the tournament held at Stade Jean-Bouin just outside the metro, and you won’t miss this great action when watching live on a standard or HD TV, or streaming the matches to a mobile device with a Free trial.
2018 Paris Sevens Preview
The Paris 7’s, formally known as the HSBC Paris Sevens, is the final leg for the World Series, with the most recent stop in London having just wrapped up just one week earlier. After nine events, the South Africa and Fiji teams are on top of the Men’s standings in the 2018 World Series, separated by just 7 points, with Australia now fourth after their matches in London. The Australian women will also be playing in Paris, with a chance to clinch the top of the standings, while the Australian men enter off a seventh place showing in London after losing to New Zealand in the 5th Place Semis. Here in France, the Australian men drew a place in Pool C, alongside Ireland, Spain and Wales.
When: Saturday 9 June – Sunday 10 June (AEST)
Where: Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris
The Aussie’s will look to finish strong in France. The Women’s Sevens is also being held in Paris, and currently Australia sits in first, leading New Zealand by just 7 points. The Group matches of the Men’s Paris tournament are tipped to go Saturday evening, with Australia’s first match taking place at 5.00pm (Sydney time) when they clash with Wales, but don‘t look for the World Rugby Sevens on Free to air in Australia.
Paris 7’s Live TV Times
Day 1: Saturday 9 June (4pm-4.20am)
Australia v Wales 5.00pm
Ireland v Spain 5.22pm
Canada v Russia 5.44pm
South Africa v Scotland 6.06pm
New Zealand v Kenya 6.28pm
Fiji v Samoa 6.50pm
USA v Argentina 7.12pm
England v France 7.34pm
Australia v Spain 7.56pm
Ireland v Wales 8.18pm
Canada v Scotland 8.40pm
South Africa v Russia 9.02pm
New Zealand v Samoa 9.24pm
Fiji v Kenya 9.46pm
USA v France 10.08pm
England v Argentina 10.30pm
Wales v Spain 1.24am
Ireland v Australia 1.46am
Russia v Scotland 2.08am
South Africa v Canada 2.30am
Kenya v Samoa 2.52am
Fiji v New Zealand 3.14am
Argentina v France 3.36am
England v USA 3.58am
All events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Rugby Sevens Replays include highlights of the day’s matches. For a complete Men’s tournament schedule see the TV fixtures below.
Rugby 7’s Live Streaming and a Free Trial
You won’t find the World Rugby Sevens on Free to Air TV, but Fox Sports Australia (Foxtel) will provide exclusive Live coverage of each and every match with no ad-breaks during play, along with hours of replays for those who want to enjoy the action at a later time.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider Foxtel Now’s 2 weeks Free streaming TV trial, which will telecast the Paris 7’s (June 9-10) online*, as well as offering live Rugby Sevens streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app within minutes of getting started.
Paris 7’s Live TV: Day 2 (AEST)
Cup QF 1 TBD v TBD at 6.13pm
Cup QF 2 TBD v TBD at 6.35pm
Cup QF 3 TBD v TBD at 6.57pm
Cup QF 4 TBD v TBD at 7.19pm
Cup Semi 1 TBD v TBD at 10.03pm
Cup Semi 2 TBD v TBD at 10.25pm
Fifth Place TBD v TBD at 2.07am
Cup Third Place TBD v TBD at 2.29am
Cup First Place TBD v TBD at 2.54am
2018 World Rugby 7’s Fixtures List
Dubai World 7’s: 1-2 December
Cape Town, South Africa 7’s: 9-10 December
Sydney 7’s, Australia 7’s: 26-28 January
Hamilton, New Zealand 7’s: 3-4 February
Las Vegas, Nevada USA 7’s: 2-4 March
Vancouver, Canada 7’s: 10-11 March
Hong Kong 7’s: 6-8 April
Singapore 7’s: 28-29 April
London, England 7’s: 2-3 June
Paris, France 7’s: 8-10 June
Best of all, no matter where it’s being played, Foxtel Now via the Foxtel App offers Rugby 7s Live Streaming to an eligible mobile device for qualified Australian users.