HSBC LA Sevens Releases Official Schedule as Rugby Returns to Southern California

In just a few weeks, the world of rugby is coming back to Los Angeles as the HSBC LA Sevens returns February 25th and 26th.

With the recent announcement of both the Men’s and Women’s Rugby World Cup both coming to the USA in 2031 (Men’s) and 2033 (Women’s), and coupled with rugby being one of the sports of the Olympic Games in 2028, rugby is primed for massive growth in America in what experts are referring to it as a “golden decade of rugby in the U.S.” The weekend will also feature broadcast coverage across multiple NBC platforms, including live television coverage on CNBC.

World Rugby Chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont, said: “We are very excited to see the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series return to Los Angeles again this February. We know that there is a huge appetite for rugby in the USA, and with the USA now hosting Rugby World Cup 2031 and 2033 and LA 2028 Summer Olympic Games, there’s no better opportunity than the HSBC LA Sevens for us to show the world what rugby in the USA is all about.”

The 16 National Teams in this year’s HSBC LA SEVENS will include: USA, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Kenya, Japan, Australia, Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand, Chile, Uruguay and South Africa. The head-to-head pool play begins on Saturday with knock-out play on Sunday.


The event will include an International Food, Music & Drink Festival that will showcase authentic cultural acts from each country features on two main stages. The weekend will feature music, food, and drink from around the world all taking place among an incredible festive atmosphere with fans dressing up in colorful and creative Fancy Dress, and will take place in and around Dignity Health Sports Park during the event.

Another unique component of the two-day event will be the grassroots community tournament, The Los Angeles Invitational, which will take place on the outer fields around the stadium, with 200 community teams playing in co-ed divisions of youth, high-school, college and adult clubs. The HSBC LA SEVENS is expected to draw a weekend attendance of over 45,000 international rugby fans.

Tickets for HSBC LA SEVENS are on sale now to the public at or by calling 1-888-9AXS-TIX. For event updates, team info, entertainment schedules and more, follow us @LASevensRugby (IG, FB, Twitter)

About HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

One of the most popular sports in the world is showcased in this annual series of 10 international rugby sevens tournaments featuring national teams from 16 countries. The 2023 schedule will include competitions in: Dubai, UAE; Hamilton, New Zealand; Hong Kong, SAR; London, England; Cape Town, South Africa; Sydney, Australia; Vancouver, Canada; Singapore; Toulouse, France; and Los Angeles, CA, USA. For more information, visit:

About AEG Rugby

AEG Rugby is spearheading the LA Sevens event for AEG. A whole owned subsidiary of AEG Worldwide, AEG Rugby’s mission is to work with Unions, Leagues, Teams, Brands, Broadcasters and other commercial & development partners to meaningfully grow the relevance and commercial viability of the sport of rugby. AEGR believes that the core values of the game; respect, integrity and teamwork will guide efforts for both immediate and long-term strategic planning & execution to deliver sustainable success for rugby in the USA and our partners around the world.

About Dignity Health Sports Park

Dignity Health Sports Park, home of the LA Galaxy, is southern California’s home of world-class competition and training facilities for amateur, Olympic, collegiate and professional athletes. Managed by ASM Global, the privately financed facility was developed by AEG on a 125-acre site on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in Carson, California. Dignity Health Sports Park's commitment to athletics and training also extends to the surrounding communities. Tennis courts, soccer training fields and a three-mile jogging trail with 12 fitness stations around the perimeter of the development is available to local residents as well as other facilities and amenities. Through foundations established by AEG-operated entities such as the Galaxy, the Los Angeles Kings (NHL) and STAPLES Center, more than $5 million has been pledged to community organizations in the last decade, including new donations targeting the local Carson community established by the ASCSC Community Foundation. For additional information please visit