WORLD SEVENS SERIES

Dubai 7s Dream Team

Kenya's Johnstone Olindi, Herman Humwa and Timothy Mmasi celebrates a try against Canada on day one of the Dubai Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens 2021 men's competition on 3 December, 2021. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

Kenya 7s star Herman Humwa has been named in the Dubai 7s dream after the conclusion of the second tournament played last weekend.

Humwa was instrumental for Kenya 7s as they went on finish sixth in the two-day event held at the Sevens stadium. The Kenya Harlequins man landed one try, 11 tackles, two clean breaks, and 11 carries in the tournaments.

He joins player of the final JC Pretorius and his fellow teammate Impi Visser who helped their side to claim the second Dubai 7s Title.

Blitzboks backs Ronald Brown and Coenie van Wyk are also part of the team after a brilliant performance that saw his side stay unbeaten after 24 matches of play.

Australian duo Josh Turner and Dietrich Roache are also part of the team. The Dream Team was picked by fans across the world.

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The World 7s Series takes a break and will return in January with tournaments in Malaga and Seville.

The 2022 World Series includes nine men’s and six women’s rounds over six months, some of them overlapping and others not.

The calendar includes stopovers in some of the usual destinations such as Langford and London as well as three new cities.

Malaga and Seville in Spain and Toulouse in France will welcome teams for the first time. The Series will then return to Europe with the Spanish venues temporarily replacing traditional hosts Sydney, Australia, and Hamilton, New Zealand.

The men’s Series continues with North American rounds in Vancouver on 26-27 February and Los Angeles on 5-6 March before moving to Asia where Singapore stages a men’s event on 9-10 April.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the travel restrictions associated with the global COVID-19 pandemic it has been decided that the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens originally planned to take place on 1-3 April will be rescheduled to 4-6 November 2022, when it will serve as the opening event of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023.

Hong Kong will host a second event in the 2023 Series six months later in its traditional April window, doubling the enjoyment of this iconic event for fans.

To take account of the factor and in acknowledgment that not all teams may be able to compete in all events due to the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic, a unique Series points scoring system was introduced for the 2022 Series in the interests of fairness.

The system sees the best seven men’s results and four women’s results for each team contribute to their final Series standings. The number of contributing results will increase should a replacement event for Hong Kong be added.

Two men’s and one women’s team will be relegated from the 2022 Series, to ensure a pathway for teams to be promoted from the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series.

Dubai Sevens Dream Team: JC Pretorius, Impi Visser, Herman Humwa, Ronald Brown, Coenie van Wyk, Josh Turner, Dietrich Roache

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