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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 16:45

I'm glad they are doing a consolation (Plate and Bowl?) as well though. I mean, turning up from halfway around the world to play one game, lose and go home would be a bit shit.

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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby grande » Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 19:16

Someone on reddit brought up the idea of using the Swiss tournament system, which I think would be kind of interesting.

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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby victorsra » Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 19:39

Swiss tournament system

What's that?
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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby sk 88 » Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 20:38

Full of holes?

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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby Graf_von_Tirol » Sat, 21 Apr 2018, 01:25

I did see that a past World Cup (1997 iirc) had dabbled in that tournament idea, as did the qualification process. I do like bringing up the idea again.

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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby rey200 » Sat, 21 Apr 2018, 06:15

The Swiss system is frequently used in Chess. Basically you have a table on every step after round 1, which can be seeded, you let play: 1st vs 2nd, 3rd vs 4th and so on.
The biggest problem: the best teams often meet too early and there is no real final
Ceterum censeo Sex Nationes esse augendas.

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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby victorsra » Sat, 21 Apr 2018, 14:26

Errr... don't work for a competition that wants to sell tickets and tv. You need a final.
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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby grande » Sun, 22 Apr 2018, 14:24

The suggestion I heard was to use the Swiss system to get the top 8, then do knockout rounds.

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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby RugbyLiebe » Mon, 23 Apr 2018, 06:47

grande wrote:The suggestion I heard was to use the Swiss system to get the top 8, then do knockout rounds.


Okay, it might be fairer. And rugby has a history of doing unbelievable complex and non-understandable laws to make things fairer at the first glance. But imho a format were not a single guy in the stadium can calculate who's going to the next round without a device is not for team sports.
It makes sense in chess, because you use your brain and only your brain anyway, so why not add a bit of extra "fun" to calculate the outcome.
But come on, a fast paced contact team sport. :lol:
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Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby thatrugbyguy » Mon, 23 Apr 2018, 07:52

I just don't like the idea that one loss is enough to eliminate you. I know sevens is capable of pulling off some surprise results but this is too harsh a format for even the core World Series teams. Not only that but some teams will have already played a full match before taking on higher ranked opponents. If they were going to do a pure knockout tournament they may as well have gone straight to 32, at least then everyone is playing at an even level.

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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby NaBUru38 » Wed, 25 Apr 2018, 14:27

The goal of doing a straight knockout system is to reduce the number of matches, so they can fit a 24-team and a 16-team tournament in 3 days at a single stadium.

I would suggest some sort of McIntyre system, where the top teams play each other to skip a playoff round, and the bottom teams do play for avoiding getting knocked out.

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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby victorsra » Thu, 28 Jun 2018, 14:04

Just keeping it alive for next month.
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Thu, 19 Jul 2018, 07:23

The view is quite awesome
Have we not an apposite thread for the event?

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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby argie » Thu, 19 Jul 2018, 09:48

In Argentina FOX Sports usually broadcast the Sevens Series, but this time the World Cup Sevens will be by ESPN.

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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby argie » Thu, 19 Jul 2018, 10:16

Only for USA

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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Thu, 19 Jul 2018, 14:12

ITV is supposed to show the games in the UK but it looks to me as if they are only highlights for one hour each day ( i.e. that will be mainly the England games). A bit pathetic but probably enough to geoblock the rest of the coverage at the Worldrugby site.

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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby Canalina » Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 11:51

Are they known the referee appointments for day one? I mean, who will referee which match

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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby Neptune » Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 15:05

Hi Guys if we were to place bets on todays games, what would be the odds?

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Re: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Postby Canalina » Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 20:06

In my opinion World Rugby did laudably its homeworks: great venue, handsome logo, nice official ball, good tv shooting and tv graphics. They prepared a very good frame, now the painting is a players' duty

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