Cape Town and Singapore legs of World Rugby Sevens Series cancelled

The tournaments were scheduled to be played in October and December
The tournaments were scheduled to be played in October and December

World Rugby has announced the cancellation for Cape Town and Singapore legs in the 2022 edition of the World Rugby Sevens Series.

The news follows after the governing body also announced the cancellation of the Hamilton and Sydney legs of the competition as well due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The Singapore leg was scheduled to be played on 29th and 30th October while the Cape Town leg which also has Women's competition was originally set to be played between 10th and 12th December.

South African Rugby CEO Jurie Roux said the decision as made considering the Covid restrictions in place which will make it tough for teams to travel.

“We highly regret that we had to cancel the Cape Town Sevens for a second successive season, but unfortunately the situation with the pandemic has made it impossible for us to stage the world-class event we’ve become used to in recent years," he said.

“There were simply too many insurmountable challenges, in the ever-changing environment we are currently operating in, to allow us to predictably plan for an event of this magnitude.

“Due to COVID travel restrictions, several major teams had already indicated that they would not be able to travel to Cape Town in December, which further complicated our planning.”