Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 will feature 24 men’s and 16 women’s teams across four days of competition at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

There will be three aspects to the qualification process with teams qualified by virtue of their finish at RWC Sevens 2013 in Moscow, via the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2016-17 or through regional competitions.

MEN’S COMPETITION

The eight quarter-finalists from Moscow 2013 are pre-qualified, along with 2018 hosts USA. These are New Zealand, England, Fiji, Kenya, South Africa, Wales, Australia and France.

The top four nations from the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2016-17 – excluding these pre-qualified nations – will qualify for RWC Sevens 2018.

The remaining 11 places will be filled by teams through regional competitions from June 2017 to April 2018 as follows:

Europe (2 teams)
Asia (2 teams)
Africa (2 teams)
North America (1 team)
South America (2 teams)
Oceania (2 teams)

WOMEN’S COMPETITION

The four semi-finalists from Moscow 2013 are pre-qualified in New Zealand, Canada, Spain and USA.

The top four nations from the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series 2016-17 – excluding these pre-qualified teams – will qualify for RWC Sevens 2018.

The remaining eight places will be filled by teams through regional competitions from June 2017 to April 2018 as follows:

Europe (2 teams)
Asia (2 teams)
Africa (1 team)
North America (1 team)
South America (1 team)
Oceania (1 team)