Kenya Lionesses back, Grace Adhiambo evades a tackle. Photo Courtesy/asiarugbylive

World Rugby postpones Challenger Series scheduled for Stellenbosch

World Rugby has postponed the women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series tournament that was due to be played in Stellenbosch on 28-29 March in response to the continued COVID-19 situation.

The Governing body says it will reschedule the tournament and the date will be later communicated.

The standalone event was to have 12 teams who have qualified from all six World Rugby regions competing to win a coveted core place on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for the 2021 season.

Kenya Lionesses were in Pool C together with Scotland will face Kenya, Argentina and Colombia.

The statement by the body reads:

The health and safety of participating teams, tournament event staff and spectators is our highest priority. This proactive decision has been taken to help protect the global rugby community and the wider public and was taken based on the World Health Organisation and relevant public authority travel and health guidelines. The decision is fully supported by stakeholders, including unions and commercial partners.

Further details in relation to the rearrangement of the Stellenbosch women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series event will be communicated in due course. 

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