2019–20 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series
Women's Sevens Series VIII
|Date||5 October 2019 – 31 May 2020|
Twelve nations compete at each event, drawn into three pools of four teams. The top-placed teams after the pool matches at each tournament play off for a Cup, with gold, silver and bronze medals also awarded to the first three teams. Lower-placed teams at each tournament play off for a Challenge Trophy. The overall winner of the series is determined by points gained from the standings across all events in the season.
The eleven "core teams" qualified to participate in all series events for 2019–20 are:
Brazil was promoted to core team status after winning the 2019–20 World Series qualifier held in Hong Kong, replacing China who were relegated after finishing as the lowest-placed core team in 2018–19.
Three new legs in South Africa, New Zealand, and Hong Kong were added to the women's circuit for 2019–20. The Japan Women's Sevens is not part of the series as the Olympic Sevens is being hosted in Tokyo in 2020, so there are eight women's events in the 2019–20 series. All but two of these (the tournaments in Canada and the United States) are being hosted as combined sevens events with their corresponding tournaments from the men's World Series.
|United States||Infinity Park||Glendale (Denver)||5–6 October 2019||United States|
|Dubai||The Sevens||Dubai||5–7 December 2019|
|South Africa||Cape Town Stadium||Cape Town||13–15 December 2019|
|New Zealand||Waikato Stadium||Hamilton||25–26 January 2020|
|Australia||Bankwest Stadium ||Sydney||1–2 February 2020|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong Stadium||Hong Kong||3–5 April 2020|
|Canada||Westhills Stadium||Langford (Victoria)||2–3 May 2020|
|France||Stade Jean-Bouin||Paris||30–31 May 2020|
Official standings for the 2019–20 series:
|2019–20 World Rugby Women's Sevens|
Source: World Rugby
Legend No colour Core team in 2019–20 and re-qualifying as a core team for the 2020–21 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series Pink Relegation position for the lowest placed core team at the end of the 2019–20 series Yellow Invitational team
Tallies of top four tournament placings during the 2019–20 series, by team:
|Cup||United States||26–7||Australia|| New Zealand (Bronze)|
|5th Place||Spain||12–7||Canada|| Russia|
|Challenge Trophy||England||36–14||Japan|| Brazil|
Updated: 7 October 2019
Updated: 7 October 2019
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