World Sevens Series Betting

The HSBC World Sevens Series kicks off in Dubai in December 2016 and continues for a total of 10 tournaments culminating in the final tournament in London in May 2017. Below we preview each tournament, top teams, players and highlight some of the betting favourites and betting odds.

Sevens Rugby Preview

London Sevens Preview Paris – (20-21 May 2017)

London Sevens Pool PreviewSouth Africa wrapped up the Series title in style last week beating Scotland in the Paris final. The Blitzboks have only missed out on one final this year and have won five of them.  With the title already in the bag, the Blitzboks will need to keep motivated to finish the near perfect season on a high. South Africa finished in second place in London last year and last won the London leg in 2011.

Fiji, the Olympic champions, are currently in third place in the overall standings and although they cannot win the overall title they will be aiming to  reach the final and finish their up and down season with a positive result.  Fiji last won the London leg in 2012 beating Samoa in the final.

New Zealand has had a poor series but have had some success over the years in London, winning in 2013 and 2014 with 3rd place finished in 2015 and 2016.

England started this year’s World Series in good form beating South Africa in the final in Cape Town and following up that win with victory in Vancouver. Currently second on the World Series standings they will be favourites to top their pool.  England have not had great success in their home tournament last winning the tournament in 2009.

Current Betting Odds

Betting odds for winning the tournament are:

Team Odds
South Africa tba
Fiji tba
New Zealand tba
England tba
Australia tba

Please note betting odds quoted are correct at time of publication and are subject to change. View the latest rugby sevens betting odds

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World Sevens Rugby Betting

The World Sevens Series have been dominated by 3 sides over the years and this year series should be no different.

Fiji: World Sevens World Cup Champions Fiji will be looking to keep up their winning ways and take the World Sevens Series title for the 3rd time.  Fiji have won the series for the past two years and thanks to their exceptional talent and skills will be the favourites going into this year’s series.  Key to success is their new coach, Gareth Baber, who may have the same influence as the very successful Ben Ryan, who stepped down after taking Fiji to a gold medal at the Olympics.

South Africa: The Blitz Bokke finished in second place, 10 points behind Fiji, in last year’s series. The team, coached by Neil Powell, have some superstars across the park and Seablo Senatla finished on top of the try scoring stats with a total of 66 tries last season, well ahead of the rest of the field.  Last season the Bokke made 4 finals, but only managed to win 1 of them.   Key to their success will be if key players, such as Senatla, Africa and Brown remain injury free and if they can find the rhythm and synergy over the season.

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New Zealand: The most successful team of all time on the HSBC World Sevens Series is New Zealand, having won an impressive 12 titles over the past 17 years. New Zealand last won the title in the 2013-2014 season and finished in 3rd place the past two years.  Last year they played in 4 finals and won 3 of them. This year they have a new coach and will be looking to take the title for a record 13th time.

Seven Rugby Tournaments

Dubai (2-3 December 2016)

Cape Town (10-11 December  2016)

Wellington – (28-29 January 2017)

Sydney – (4-5 February 2017)

Las Vegas – (3-5 March 2017)

Vancouver – (11-12 March 2017)

Hong Kong – (7-9 April 2017)

Singapore – (15-16 April 2017)

Paris – (13-14 May 2017)

London – (20-21 May 2017)

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Dubai Sevens Preview (2-3 December 2016)

Dubai Sevens PoolFiji begin the defence of their World Sevens Series title this weekend and under new coach Gareth Baber, will be one of the favourites for this tournament and the world series title.  Fiji should top pool A with Argentina taking the runner up spot.

South Africa will be looking for a good start to the series and should top Pool B. The runners up from last year look like real contenders this year, with the same coach and exciting team.

New Zealand and England are in Pool C. England made the final in Dubai last season, losing to Fiji while New Zealand finished 4th in the Dubai tournament last year.  Both will be looking to take the title.

Australia would be the wild card for the tournament and will be favourites in Pool D.  Last season Australia finished 4th overall in the series behind the big 3 of Fiji, South Africa and New Zealand and made 2 tournament finals, finishing runner up in both.

Based on last season’s form Fiji, South Africa or New Zealand will be expected to take the win, but the nature of Sevens is unpredictable and you can expect an upset or two.

Cape Town Sevens Preview (10-11 December 2016)

Pools World Rugby SevensCape TownSouth Africa sit on top of the standing after a clinical performance in Dubai, defeating Fiji in the final, and will be expected to perform well on home soil in Cape Town. The Blitzboks have won the South Africa leg of the tournament for the past 3 seasons and will be favourites going into this weekend.

The team has blistering pace in Seabelo Senatla who scored 11 tries in Dubai and was awarded player of the tournament.

Fiji fell short at the last hurdle in Dubai with a 14-26 loss to South Africa in the final. However the team was in superb form throughout the tournament and have the players and skills to take the title in Cape Town. Fiji lost to France in the quarter finals last year in Cape Town but went on to win the plate final.

New Zealand had a poor tournament in Dubai and will need to improve across a number of aspects if they wish to challenge for the Cape Town title. New Zealand finished 2nd behind England in Pool C last week and are in the same group as England this week.

England started this year’s World Series in good form. Dan Norton scored 9 tries in the Dubai tournament helping to beat New Zealand in the group stages to top Pool C. England lost in the semi-final 31-12 to Fiji but secured 3rd place, beating Wales in the 3rd/4th playoff.

 

Sydney Sevens Preview (7-9 April 2017)

South Africa sit on top of the standings after another victory in Las Vegas and runners up in Vancouver. The Blitzboks have never won the title in Hong Kong despite reaching the final 3 times. The Blitzboks have a “easy” pool and will be hoping to claim their first Hong Kong Sevens title despite missing Senatla (to Super Rugby) and Specman to injury.

Fiji the Olympic champions are yet to win a round in this years series. They are currently sittin gin 3rd place, but have a great record at the Hong Kong tournament. They have won this leg 4 times in the last 5 years and are the defending champions.

New Zealand have had a poor start to the series. They are currently sitting in 4th place on the standing. Their best finish this year has been 3rd place in the Cape Town leg. The have an impressive 11 championship victories at the Hong Kong round of the sevens series and were runners up in 2015 and 2016.

England started this year’s World Series in good form beating South Africa in the final in Cape Town. They had poor tournament in Wellington but finishe second in Sydney and then won in Vancouver. England last won the Hong Kong leg in 2006.

Paris Sevens Preview  – (13-14 May 2017)

South Africa sit on top of the standings and have the opportunity to wrap up the title in Paris with one leg of the world series still remaining. The Blitzboks have only missed out on one final this year and have won four of them.   If the Blitzboks win in Paris they will get 22 points and make it impossible for any other side to catch them.  The Blitzboks have an “easy” pool and should coast into the quarterfinals. South Africa won the France leg of the tournament in 2006 and lost last year in the quarter finals to Samoa.

Fiji, the Olympic champions, had a slow start to the year but won their first title of the year with a sensational 22-0 victory against South Africa in the final in Hong Kong.   Fiji are currently in second place in the overall standings and will need to reach the final if they have any chance of challenging South Africa for the overall Sevens World Series title. Fiji finished in second place in Paris last year, losing 29-26 to Samoa in a closely fought final.

New Zealand has had a poor series. They are currently sitting in 4th place on the standing with their best finish this year being 3rd place in the Cape Town and Sydney. Historically they have not had much success in the France leg of the Sevens, last winning the title in 2004. They should be able to top Group B and progress to the quarterfinals.

England started this year’s World Series in good form beating South Africa in the final in Cape Town and following up that win with victory in Vancouver. Currently 3rd on the World Series standings they will be favourites to top their pool.  They have had some success in France, winning the title in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

HONG KONG SEVENS PREVIEW (7-9 APRIL 2017)
South Africa sit on top of the standings after another victory in Las Vegas and runners up in Vancouver. The Blitzboks have never won the title in Hong Kong despite reaching the final 3 times. The Blitzboks have a “easy” pool and will be hoping to claim their first Hong Kong Sevens title despite missing Senatla (to Super Rugby) and Specman to injury.

Fiji the Olympic champions are yet to win a round in this years series. They are currently sitting in 3rd place, but have a great record at the Hong Kong tournament. They have won this leg 4 times in the last 5 years and are the defending champions.

New Zealand have had a poor start to the series. They are currently sitting in 4th place on the standing. Their best finish this year has been 3rd place in the Cape Town leg. The have an impressive 11 championship victories at the Hong Kong round of the sevens series and were runners up in 2015 and 2016.

England started this year’s World Series in good form beating South Africa in the final in Cape Town. They had poor tournament in Wellington but finished second in Sydney and then won in Vancouver. England last won the Hong Kong leg in 2006.

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