Rugby sevens at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Rugby sevens
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
Rugby Sevens, Tokyo 2020.svg
VenueTokyo Stadium
Dates26–31 July 2021
No. of events2
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Rugby sevens at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will take place from 26 July to 31 July 2021 at the Tokyo Stadium. 24 teams (12 each for men and women) will compete in the tournament.[1][2][3][4][5] The dates were modified due to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 games as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Competition

The men's and women's rugby sevens competitions will take place at Tokyo Stadium, a 2019 Rugby World Cup host venue. The men's sessions will take place July 26–28 with the women's sessions happening July 29–31, 2021.

Changes

In a reverse to the 2016 schedule, the men's competition will be played first over three days from July 27–29 with the women's competition taking place from July 30 through August 1 and culminating with the gold medal session on "Super Saturday".

There will be two sessions on each competition day. The morning session will kick-off at 9 AM JST and run until midday JST and the evening session will begin at 4:30 PM and finish at 7 PM. The medal matches will take place in the evening sessions.[6]

Qualification

Men's

Event Dates Location Quotas Qualifier
Host 7 September 2013 N/A 1  Japan
2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series 30 November 2018 – 2 June 2019 Various 4  Fiji
 United States
 New Zealand
 South Africa
2019 South American Qualifying Tournament 29–30 June 2019 Chile Santiago 1  Argentina
2019 RAN Sevens 6–7 July 2019 Cayman Islands George Town 1  Canada
2019 European Qualifying Tournament 13–14 July 2019 France Colomiers 1  Great Britain[note 1]
2019 Oceania Sevens Championship 7–9 November 2019 Fiji Suva 1  Australia
2019 Africa Men's Sevens 8–9 November 2019 South Africa Johannesburg 1  Kenya
2019 Asian Qualifying Tournament 23–24 November 2019 South Korea Incheon 1  South Korea
2020 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament 19–20 June 2021  Monaco 1  Ireland[note 2]
Total 12

Women's

Event Dates Location Quotas Qualifier
Host 7 September 2013 N/A 1  Japan
2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 20 October 2018 – 16 June 2019 Various 4  New Zealand
 United States
 Canada
 Australia
2019 South American Qualifying Tournament 1–2 June 2019 Peru Lima 1  Brazil
2019 RAN Women's Sevens 6–7 July 2019 Cayman Islands George Town 0[note 3]
2019 European Qualifying Tournament 13–14 July 2019 Russia Kazan 1  Great Britain[note 1]
2019 Africa Women's Sevens 12–13 October 2019 Tunisia Jemmal 1  Kenya[note 4]
2019 Oceania Women's Sevens Championship 7–9 November 2019 Fiji Suva 1  Fiji
2019 Asian Qualifying Tournament 9–10 November 2019 China Guangzhou 1  China
2020 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament 19–20 June 2021  Monaco 2[note 3]  France
ROC
Total 12
  • Notes:
  1. ^ a b Great Britain earned qualification through England's placement as they were nominated as the country to earn qualification for Great Britain however they will be able to select players from Wales and Scotland
  2. ^ The Irish rugby union teams represent the entire island of Ireland, and when representing the IRFU fly the four provinces flag of the IRFU as  Ireland. In the Olympic Games, however, they represent the Olympic Council of Ireland, and therefore play under the national flag of (the Republic of) Ireland. Northern Ireland players are, however, eligible to represent the team regardless of flag. (According to the Good Friday Agreement, people who are born in Northern Ireland with Irish or British linage can automatically obtain the nationality of (the Republic of) Ireland.)
  3. ^ a b With both the United States and Canada advancing to the tournament through securing top four slots in the 2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series, the spot for the RAN champion was re-allocated to the final Olympic qualifying tournament, which will now see two teams qualify for the Olympic Games.
  4. ^ South Africa won the qualifying tournament but declined their spot due to a policy against accepting spots from continental tournaments. Kenya, as runner-up, qualified instead.[7]

Men's competition

Group stage

Group A
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2  Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible quarter-finals based on ranking
4  South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 26 July 2021. Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
Group B
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Fiji 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2  Great Britain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible quarter-finals based on ranking
4  Japan (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 26 July 2021. Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host
Group C
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2  United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Kenya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible quarter-finals based on ranking
4  Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 26 July 2021. Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.

Knockout stage

Women's competition

Group stage

Group A
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2 ROC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Great Britain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible quarter-finals based on ranking
4  Kenya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 29 July 2021. Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
Group B
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2  France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Fiji 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible quarter-finals based on ranking
4  Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 29 July 2021. Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
Group C
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2  United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible quarter-finals based on ranking
4  Japan (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 29 July 2021. Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host

Knockout stage

Competition schedule

Legend
PR Pool Round PM Placing Matches QF Quarter-Finals SF Semi-Finals F Finals
Schedule[8][9]
Date Jul 26 Jul 27 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul 30 Jul 31
Event M E M E M E M E M E M E
Men's PR PM QF PM SF PM F
Women's PR PM QF PM SF PM F

See also

References

  1. ^ "2020 Tokyo Olympics Rugby Sevens Schedule Finalised". Rugby World. Archived from the original on 13 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Tokyo 2020: Rugby". Archived from the original on 18 September 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Sevens Olympic pathway confirmed for 2020". Archived from the original on 12 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Next Up for Sevens: Tokyo Olympics 2020". Archived from the original on 12 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Dubai Rugby Sevens to kick-off competition for 2020 Tokyo Olympics". Archived from the original on 12 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.usarugby.org/2019/04/schedule-confirmed-for-tokyo-2020-olympic-games-rugby-sevens/
  7. ^ "Kenya qualify for Tokyo 2020 despite Rugby Africa Women's Sevens final defeat". www.insidethegames.biz. 13 October 2019. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Schedule – Rugby Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympian Database. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Rugby Competition Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.

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