The stakes are exceptionally intense as the final tournament of the 2021-22 World Series of Rugby Sevens kicks off in Los Angeles.
Three teams have dominated the series standings in the last eight tournaments, but only one nation will prevail as the winner once Los Angeles Sevens 2022 is all said and done.
That’s especially the case for South Africa, as the Springboks have parlayed four top finishes to top the table with 124 points. However, Australia and Argentina are also in the race for the series title.
With the action fast approaching, here’s everything you need to know ahead of the two-day event:
When is Los Angeles Sevens 2022?
The 2022 LA Sevens begins on Saturday and will end on Sunday. It is a two-day event, which includes the group stage games scheduled for Saturday and the knockout rounds for Sunday.
Where is the Los Angeles Sevens 2022?
Dignity Health Sports Park, primarily the home of MLS’s LA Galaxy, is the host of the 2022 LA Sevens. It also hosted in 2020, which was the last time the tournament was held in the US.
The United States did not host a tournament in 2021 due to COVID-19.
How to watch Los Angeles Sevens 2022
The action will be available on various NBC platforms. It will be available to stream live on Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. CNBC will broadcast certain games on television. Here is a breakdown of those times:
12:10 p.m. ET – 8 p.m. ET – Peacock
3 p.m. ET – 8 p.m. ET – CNBC (TV)
8:30 p.m. ET – 10:30 p.m. ET – Peacock
11:30 a.m. ET – 6:20 p.m. ET – Peacock
5 p.m. ET – 9 p.m. ET – CNBC
7 p.m. ET – 9 p.m. ET – Peacock
World Rugby will also have a live stream available on its match hub and official app.
What are the groups in Los Angeles Sevens 2022?
Four groups (lettered A, B, C and D) make up the tournament in Los Angeles. Here’s a look at the four teams in each group:
Group A: Australia, Argentina, Spain, Japan
Group B: New Zealand, South Africa, USA, Canada
Group C: Fiji, Ireland, France, Wales
Group D: Samoa, England, Kenya, Scotland
What is the Los Angeles Sevens 2022 schedule?
The action kicks off with South Africa taking on the USA in Pool B at 9:20 am PT. All 24 pool games will be completed at 7:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, with Australia and Spain the final match at 7:03 p.m.
Sunday will feature all playoff games for placement. Here are the key cup matches to mark on your calendar:
- Playoff for 13th place: 3:01 pm PT
- 9th place finish: 4:07 p.m. PT
- 5th place finish: 4:31 p.m. PT
- Bronze Final: 16:58 PT
- Cup Final: 5:28 p.m. PT
You can check the complete schedule of 45 games here.