|1||SRC Borneo Eagles||9||ICONZ Rugby|
|3||Auckland Rugby Union||11||Sunnybank|
|4||Papua New Guinea 7s||12||Wisdom King Browns|
|5||Aussie Thunderbolts||13||Team Stallions|
|7||ACT Brumbies||15||Casuarina Cougars|
|8||Veitacini Sevens Rugby||16||Canberra Ozboks|
Hailing from Sandakan in Sabah (Malaysia); the SRC (Sandakan Rugby Club) Borneo Eagles have the won the Heineken Hottest 7s in the World for the past three years.
The Eagles team traditionally has an international flavour with some squad members boasting national team experience with the likes of New Zealand and Samoa.
Daveta (formerly known as Davetalevu,) won the 2012 Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) International Rugby Sevens beating the Scottish National Team in the final and defending their 2011 title.
2012 saw Daveta also won the Borneo 7s and Cobra 10s. The Borneo Eagles and Daveta have a strong rivalry
Auckland is sending a very strong line up to the 2013 Event, sending a clear message that they are here to win. Their team includes 3 players who played for the All Black sevens in 2012.
They were also New Zealand National Champions in both 2011 and 2012.
Papua New Guinea is one of the hottest new forces in Rugby Sevens and has competed in the IRB World Sevens Series. They narrowly missed out at the Oceania 7s tournament in 2012 and are chasing results in 2013 that will see them back on the IRB circuit for Hong Kong later in 2013
The Aussie Thunderbolts average is only 21, this will be their first time playing together. Most players are part of the ARU’s National Academy; with Rugby Sevens included in the 2016 Olympics, the Thunderbolts recognise the Hottest 7s as essential to their ongoing preparation.
Randwick is rated in the top 4 clubs in Sydney, always a strong team with a solid reputation.
The Brumbies team will feature several developing players who are currently involved in their Academy program. While limited in experience the team will field some exceptionally talented players who should press for selection in the Brumbies Super Rugby squad in the coming years.
The highest seeded local team Vetacini is predominantly consists of local Fijian players. Veitacini finished 3rd at the 2012 Tournament.
ICONZ are a new team to the Hottest 7s but have the results to earn themselves a spot in the top 16. In 2012 they finished runners up at both the Noosa International 7s and the Byron Bay 7s.
Their line up includes Corey Thompson who is fresh from a training camp with the Melbourne Storm and Fijian Apisai Nayabo who is a past member of Wardens Fiji team.
Previously known as Darwin Olympic Lightning the Tsunami Wavewearers are always a team to watch and capable of causing an upset as they did beating the Aussie Thunderbolts in the first round of the 2012 Hottest 7s.
They are skippered by former Australian IRB player Tim Cornforth.
Sunnybank have a list of impressive results from 2012 that include winning the Byron Bay 7s and making the finals in the Central Coast 7s
2013 will be the 6th consecutive year the King Browns have played in the Hottest 7s. Players to watch include Tim Atkinson a former Aussie 7s captain and Argentinean star and King Browns leading points scorer in 2012 Martin Roveda.
A new team to Hottest 7s Team Stallion is made up of local Northern Territory and Kiwi players who have played for New Zealand, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Samoa.
The Northern Territory representative side is full of young talent who play in the local NTRU competition. The NT Mosquitoes won the Buff Plate competition in 2012.
One of the strongest local clubs in Darwin finished 10th in 2012 Hottest 7s. The Cougars regularly compete in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur 7s competitions.
An invitational team made up of predominately South African players, including Junez Roselea a past Aussie 7s representative.