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2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby victorsra » Wed, 04 Apr 2018, 18:05

The world's second division kicks off Friday. The champions will be promoted to the WSS 2018-19 as a core team.

Pool E: Japan, Uganda, Chile, Georgia

Pool F: Papua New Guinea, Germany, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe

Pool G: Ireland, Uruguay, Jamaica, Cook Islands


Broadcast: World Rugby TV (website and WorldRugby7s Facebook)


Fixtures: https://www.worldrugby.org/sevens-serie ... 3/fixtures

Favorites? My opinion: Japan and Ireland. But I believe Germany, Georgia, Uruguay, Chile, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong and PNG, all of them, can reach the final. I only don't see Jamaica and the Cooks going far. Pretty strong competition.

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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 04 Apr 2018, 18:07

My only hope is Ireland being afraid of heights due to inexperience.

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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby victorsra » Wed, 04 Apr 2018, 18:09

Japan has some Pacific Islanders:

Dai Ozawa (Toyota Verblitz/JRFU), Kazuhiro Goya (Kubota Spears), Katsuyuki Sakai (Toyota Industries Shuttles), Jose Seru (Hokkaido Barbarians), Kameli Soejima (Coca-Cola Red Sparks), Jone Naikabula (Toshiba Brave Lupus), Kosuke Hashino (Canon Eagles), Naoki Motomura (Honda Heat), Ryuta Yasui (Kobelco Steelers), Toshiki Yamauchi (Ricoh Black Rams), Siosifa Lisala (Toyota Industries Shuttles), Josefa Lilidamu (NTT-Docomo Red Hurricanes).

Fijian Seru is highlighted in http://www.japonrugby.net/le-groupe-jap ... n-2018.php
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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby Zhenya_Zima » Wed, 04 Apr 2018, 20:23

Nevermind expand the Rugby World Cup, expand the World Series to 24. The depth is without doubt there, whether you ran it as one comp, or 2x12 divisions. So much quality there. Ireland and Japan have to be favorites, but would be great to see the Pukpuks or Cranes take this. (With the caveat I’d rather not have to face an Olympics motivated Ireland here next year)

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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby A_FlyingMegaKiwi » Wed, 04 Apr 2018, 20:31

victorsra wrote:Japan has some Pacific Islanders:

...

Kameli Soejima

...


Not that it matters much, but Soejima is also a Pacific Islander.

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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby Coloradoan » Wed, 04 Apr 2018, 20:46

Zhenya_Zima wrote:Nevermind expand the Rugby World Cup, expand the World Series to 24. The depth is without doubt there, whether you ran it as one comp, or 2x12 divisions. So much quality there. Ireland and Japan have to be favorites, but would be great to see the Pukpuks or Cranes take this. (With the caveat I’d rather not have to face an Olympics motivated Ireland here next year)


How much extra would it cost the event hosts/WR to expand the World Series by that much? Because it would add basically nothing in terms of attendance at the events and probably very little in sponsorship money. If anything it would be better to run the qualifier as a multi-stop series (say 3 or 4 events) with aspiring WS hosts like Munich hosting.

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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby victorsra » Wed, 04 Apr 2018, 20:53

AFAIK the host country pays the hotel and the training fields, where lies the biggest issue I guess.
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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby Zhenya_Zima » Wed, 04 Apr 2018, 21:16

Coloradoan wrote:
Zhenya_Zima wrote:Nevermind expand the Rugby World Cup, expand the World Series to 24. The depth is without doubt there, whether you ran it as one comp, or 2x12 divisions. So much quality there. Ireland and Japan have to be favorites, but would be great to see the Pukpuks or Cranes take this. (With the caveat I’d rather not have to face an Olympics motivated Ireland here next year)


How much extra would it cost the event hosts/WR to expand the World Series by that much? Because it would add basically nothing in terms of attendance at the events and probably very little in sponsorship money. If anything it would be better to run the qualifier as a multi-stop series (say 3 or 4 events) with aspiring WS hosts like Munich hosting.



This admittedly is more realistic. The most logical/dream scenario is Olympics force, by necessity or force, 3x GBR teams to merge. Series splits in to2x12. Munich, Punts del Este, etc. host 6(?) roundD2. Two-up, two-down. Would be beautiful

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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby victorsra » Wed, 04 Apr 2018, 21:54

I honestly don't like the groups phase. I think it is boring and I usually don't watch it on Saturdays packed of 15s to watch.... I am one of the only fans of the new RWC7s format :lol:

Knock-out-only tournaments would make the series even more unpredictable and exciting IMO. With Eight Finals, Quarter Finals (Saturday), Semifinals and Finals (Sunday) there would be room to ad a 2nd division or a Women's tournament in each of the 10 rounds.

As rounds are played in groups of 2 it could be 1 second division and 1 women's tournament every 2 men's top division tournaments. And women's second division tournaments too in Dubai and Hong Kong. Hong Kong could have all. 16 core teams for each series.

Exemple:

- Dubai - Men's A + Men's B + Women's B
- Cape Town - Men's A + Women's A

- Sydney - Men's A + Women's A
- Hamilton - Men's A + Men's B

- Las Vegas - Men's A + Women's A
- Vancouver -Men's A + Men's B

- Hong Kong - Men's A + Women's A + Men's B + Women's B
- Singapore - Men's A + Women's A

- London - Men's A + Men's B
- Paris - Men's A + Women's B

= 10 men's A, 6 women's A, 5 men's B, 2 women's B tournaments.


This would make EACH series more expensive (more hotel rooms, bigger challenge in finding suitable training fields nearby). But I believe it is not more expensive than having separate (non-profitable) women's and men's B series. And it would give better visibility for the women's and the men's B series.
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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby Neptune » Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 01:22

Anyone with a link for the mens and womens 7s, please post it. Thanks

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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby victorsra » Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 01:36

World rugby website
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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby Neptune » Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 01:44

victorsra wrote:World rugby website


There is no link here, these are just highlights

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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby victorsra » Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 02:00

It will appear when it starts. But only if there isn't a tv showing it in your country.
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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 07:48

SHVIDKATSA of GEORGIA >> http://site.rugby.ge/ka-GE/news-view/?n ... odID=17364

1 Irakli Svanidze JIKI
2 Saba Shubitidze AKADEMIA - CURRENTLY SOMEWHERE in FRANCE
3 Giorgi Kveseladze ARMAZI
4 Aka Tabutsadze LELO
5 Giorgi Gogoladze (CastaGNan, France) -- NOT SURE ABOUT CLUB SPELLING
6 Luka Iurini (Lyon, France)
7 Giorgi Mtchedlishvili JIKI
8 Zurab Dzneladze Aia KUTAISI
9 Niko Aptsiauri ARMIA
10 Ilia Spanderashvili ARMAZI
11 Anzor Sitchinava AKADEMIA
12 Levan Gogolashvili LOKOMOTIVI
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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 07:52

Head coach: Zaza Lezhava = LEJAVA
Coaches: Besik Khamashuridze (Aia), Paliko Jimsheladze (Jiki)

Is there a limit on post length ?

Somehow managed to fit the team block-by-block
but bosses repeteadly fell out of favour with the engine
this way

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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 08:43

ALL 28 = 16 + 12 MEN's TEAMS (with jersey numbers)

https://www.worldrugby.org/sevens-serie ... -resources

HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series - Hong Kong - Final Squads
2018-04-05 T 08:00
https://pulse-static-files.s3.amazonaws ... dLists.pdf

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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby NaBUru38 » Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 15:18

Uruguay got into an easy group. But they will struggle to reach semifinals.

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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby grande » Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 17:57

FLIDTA RISXVA wrote:Head coach: Zaza Lezhava = LEJAVA
Coaches: Besik Khamashuridze (Aia), Paliko Jimsheladze (Jiki)

Is there a limit on post length ?

Somehow managed to fit the team block-by-block
but bosses repeteadly fell out of favour with the engine
this way

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I had that happen once before when I copied a tweet with emoji in in. It seems like special characters aren't allowed for some reason?

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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby victorsra » Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 18:32

That happened before with me too...
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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby toulousain » Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 20:41

FLIDTA RISXVA wrote:5 Giorgi Gogoladze (CastaGNan, France) -- NOT SURE ABOUT CLUB SPELLING


The club is Avenir Castanéen, based in Castanet-Tolosan, near Toulouse.

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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby Coloradoan » Fri, 06 Apr 2018, 04:00

Think Uganda might be a dark horse here.

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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby DragonMike » Fri, 06 Apr 2018, 07:39

Are any of the Jamaican players actually English/British? They all look strong, but a bit like 15s players playing sevens. Giving Ireland a half decent game though.

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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Fri, 06 Apr 2018, 07:51

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Conor Segre plays for Newbury Blues in England's SW Premier Division. Whether he is British born I have no idea, nor about any of the other squad members.

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Re: 2018 Hong Kong Sevens

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 06 Apr 2018, 08:08

Are there any other rugby sponsors in Chile which aren't motor companies? I've seen them with Peugeot, Foton and now KIA :D

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