2 essentials for 7s: it’s fast. And it’s fun.

  • Each team is made up of 12 players; seven on the field during the match, with a reserve bench of 5. And unlimited interchange. The players need it.
  • Each game runs for two x 7 minute halves with a 2 minute half time.
  • Mens is four pools of four teams each.
  • Womens is three pools of four teams.
  • 79 Games played over three days.
    • Day One = 18 Womens Pool Matches and 8 Mens Pools Matches.
    • Day Two – Womens qualifying finals and another 16 Mens Pool Matches.
    • Day 3 – Mens qualifying finals and Medal matches, Womens Medal Matches.
  • Points are awarded for wins, losses and draws and count for each team’s points total across the entire 7s season around the world.


Allianz Stadium is in the heart of Sydney right next to the Sydney Cricket Ground in Moore Park. Moore Park is located about 2 kilometres from Central Station.

The walk from Central Station to Allianz Stadium takes approximately 25 minutes. It’s uphill though. So as an alternative, you can take bus 339, 374, 376 or 391 from Central Station.

If you are coming from the CBD or Circular Quay, any number bus from 371 to 377 or 392 to 399 will drop you near the Stadium. If in doubt, ask the bus driver. They’re pretty friendly.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be disruptions to regular bus and train services this Australia Day long weekend across Sydney. Keep up with the latest info on service changes at transportnsw.info. Plan ahead to avoid stress!


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The sydney 7s effect

The sydney 7s effect

The HSBC Sydney 7s is the sporting equivalent of the butterfly effect. Just as the smallest cause can have a profound consequence, the HSBC Sydney 7s is a gateway to another world. Imagine rugby at the speed of 7s. Sydney as it should be. And your Sydney 7s weekend as you want your entire life. Be creative. Be imaginative. Be transformed.

Match Day Guide

Match Day Guide

Friday – Come on down for Sydney’s biggest Australia Day party on Day 1 of the Men’s and Women’s HSBC Sydney 7s. Herd the family, grab your mates, get involved and get on a team. Wear an outrageous outfit too.

Saturday – Prepare your squad for the ultimate rugby festival day out. Dress the part and get your game on. Saturday is the day to let your hair out, enjoy colourful entertainment, and party in a world of transformation.

Sunday – End the Summer long weekend with the last – and best – matches of the tournament: the finals. Get the crew, prep your voice and bring your energy and passion to support the HSBC Sydney 7s stars as they battle it out for the ultimate glory. Go loud. Go proud.

The HSBC Beach Club

This year HSBC will be bringing the Australia Day Weekend to life in true Sydney style with the HSBC Beach Club!

Get ready for some fun in the sun and kick back in your beach chair with your feet in the sand while watching the HSBC Sydney Sevens action from the best seat in the house.

Taking pride and place in the Allianz Stadium South Stand, the HSBC Beach Club guests will experience a true beach experience with gift packs on arrival including – beach towel, sunglasses, beach hat, sunscreen, misting fan and F&B vouchers.

HSBC Rugby ambassadors will be visiting the HSBC Beach Club throughout the weekend for photos and signatures.

Look out for how to win your place on the beach via HSBC Australia and Rugby Australia social channels. If you don’t win a place…don’t worry, you will have one final chance at the stadium to get your spot by showing us your moves on the HSBC Dance Cam on the big screen.

Opening times: 11:00am each day till final whistle

Information for HSBC Beach Club guests:

  • You will be sent your accreditation and ticket in advance of the event
  • Only this accreditation can you get access to the beach so don’t forget it
  • We encourage you to arrive pre-midday to grab the best spot on the beach – chairs cannot be reserved in advance of event day
  • Free water will be available at the beach


2018 volunteers

In 2017 over 75,000 people came to Sydney’s biggest fancy dress party to watch 16 Men’s Teams and 12 Women’s teams play 79 action packed games.

This year will see the Men’s and Women’s teams play across three entire days at Allianz Stadium. One of the most important elements of the weekend is our volunteers – so we need over 150 volunteers to help the tournament run smoothly and put on a great event shown around the world! We need your energy and enthusiasm to make this event happen and will be seeking over 150 dedicated volunteers in the lead up to the tournament – not to mention the match days. Volunteer roles will range from Team Liaison Officers, Results Runners, Medical volunteers to Match Day Assistants and more.

For more information on specific positions, please see the links below. If you are interested please click on the link and register your details.

Volunteer Positions available:


What time do gates open?

Friday 9:30am for the first game at 10:00am; Saturday 8:30am for the first game at 9:00am; Sunday 9:30am for the first game at 10:00am.

Are there pass outs?

Unless otherwise advised there will be no pass outs permitted. Should there be circumstances where pass outs are required this will be granted at the discretion of the Match Venue. Persons will be subject to searches upon Match Venue re-entry.

What should I wear?

This year’s theme is GO EXTRAORDINARY! For some tips on great outfits check out www.costumesupercentre.com.au for some great deals. Remember that costumes deemed to be offensive or inappropriate may not be permitted inside the stadium. This includes costumes that may offend from a religious, political, racial and/or sexual perspective. SCGT Venue members must adhere to the Trust Member dress regulations.

What kind of merchandise will be available on the day?

Tournament merchandise will be available throughout the tournament and will be sold from outlets located inside the stadium and in the plaza areas directly adjacent to the Stadium.

Can I buy a fancy dress costume at the stadium?

Yes you can. A Rubie’s fancy dress outlet will be located in the Allianz Stadium forecourt with a range of costumes and accessories available for purchase on the day. However, of you like to plan ahead buy your costume online from www.costumesupercentre.com.au

What is at the stadium to assist in dealing with hot weather?

Hot weather is forecast for each day and you are encouraged to bring headwear and sunscreen. To assist in keeping you hydrated, there will be free water stations throughout the venue. There is a cool zone area underneath the Noble Stand at the Sydney Cricket Ground where vision screens will broadcast all the action from Allianz Stadium. There will be misting fans at locations in the venue and a misting tunnel located in the south plaza area.

What facilities are there for people with a disability?

For further information regarding facilities for people with a disability click here.

Is the HSBC Sydney 7s family friendly?

Yes! There will plenty of family friendly activities for the kids including a dedicated Kids Fun Zone. Stay tuned for our precinct map.

If I miss out on tickets how can I watch?

You can catch every Men’s and Women’s match and all the action live on Fox Sports. Refer to TV Guide http://www.foxsports.com.au/tvguide for specific coverage timings.

Can I purchase tickets on the day?

It is expected that tickets will sell fast as per previous years so get in early as pre purchase tickets at www.ticketek.com.au/sydney7s

How old must a child be before they need a ticket?

A child must be 3 or under to not require a ticket. The child must not take up a seat unless a ticket has been purchased by the patron.

Can people with a Reserved Seat sit in the General Admission section?

For your own experience and for the comfort of other patrons, you will be required to sit in your allocated seat. Any variations are subject to capacity and are at the discretion of the ushers and stadium staff on the day.

Is there a Tournament Program?

There is a Tournament Program and it will cost you a gold coin donation.

How do I get there?

We recommend you leave your car at home and catch public transport. Patrons are encouraged to use the Transport NSW “trip planner” to find out the best way to get to Allianz Stadium. For further information click here

Is public transport free?

Public transport is not included in your ticket price and patrons will need to purchase a ticket to access the relevant public transportation.

Where can patrons park and how much is it?

Limited car parking is available at EP2 and EP3 on Driver Ave, adjacent to Allianz Stadium. Parking is also available at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park. Event day parking is $25 per vehicle. Parking is subject to capacity. Expect delays when departing.

Where is the closest taxi rank?

The nearest taxi rank is at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park.

Is there an area where luggage, prams and other large items can be stored?

There are no cloak facilities at the venue. There are no specific pram parking spaces, however speak to a stadium customer service officer and they can assist in directing you to the nearest location to store the pram.

What kind of food and beverage will be available inside the venue?

There will be a range of food and beverage choices available inside the stadium. Please note, all alcohol is mid-strength in the public bars.

Where are the closest local restaurants and cafes?

There are plenty of takeaways, pubs and restaurant options on Oxford Street and at the Entertainment Quarter.

Will there be a headline musical act this year?

There are no headline acts scheduled to perform at this year’s event. However, there will be DJs located in the stadium forecourt and in the South Plaza area playing music throughout the day. Music will also be played on the stadium sound system throughout the entire event.

Will there be an opportunity for patrons to meet players, get pictures and autographs?

There may be opportunities at certain times throughout the day for patrons to get player autographs and pictures, however there is no obligation for players to provide this opportunity.

Will the players walk the perimeter of the field after the games?

Players will do a “lap of honour” at the conclusion of their last game of the tournament to thank the fans. There is no formal opportunity for players to sign autographs or pose for pictures. Patrons are reminded to remain behind the fence at all times and respect the players.

What can and can’t be brought into the venue?

Patrons are encouraged to read the Terms of Admission as listed here