Argentina confirmed as 10th IRB 7s venue
June 26, 2012 6:56 pm
The International Rugby Board has confirmed Argentina as the 10th venue of the HSBC Sevens World Series 2012/13 season.
La Plata will play host to the finest Sevens players on the planet for the second round of the upcoming Series on 20-21 October 2012, one week after the Gold Coast Sevens kicks off the new season in Australia.
The decision, approved by the IRB Executive Committee, reflects the strong global demand to host one of the hottest properties in as Rugby Sevens counts down to its Olympic Games debut in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
A stellar 2012/13 Sevens season will be further enhanced by Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Moscow on June 28-30, while the inaugural IRB Women’s Sevens Series will also kick off.
Argentina’s addition to the list of global hot spots signals the return of the Series to South America for the first time since 2002.