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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 11 Mar 2018, 00:54

Russia beat Scotland in pool stages and should face Uruguay tomorrow, so they've got a huge chance to reduce the gap with Spain. Both teams are in totally opposite trends.
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Zhenya_Zima » Sun, 11 Mar 2018, 01:10

Armchair Fan wrote:Russia beat Scotland in pool stages and should face Uruguay tomorrow, so they've got a huge chance to reduce the gap with Spain. Both teams are in totally opposite trends.


Just like XVs, we're not as shit as we apparently seem intent on trying to appear and occasionally it goes right. Total of 4 of our last 8 victories are against Scotland (that's our 6th over them ever).
Spain are still better than us, just, at both forms, but we're not as far behind the leading - or middle - lights as common perception.
Ochinnikov and Zhigailov are true finds, and Davydov is genuine world class at 7s. If Ostrousko didnt need the (VERY well deserved) rest...

Still... [Un]official RUR policy is get relegated this year (because you want to be relegated the year Ireland come up and not need the crapshoot HK qualifier in an Olympic year), so Spain are safe enough. No chance we catch you (or probably want to).

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 11 Mar 2018, 21:13



Quite frankly I didn't expect Spain could manage to beat Samoa, then Russia.
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Zhenya_Zima » Sun, 11 Mar 2018, 22:16

See, you didnt have to worry at all!
I'm quite amazed we managed to beat Uruguay and then only be a dropped ball away from OT against you, given how crap we are on Day 2s.
You're safe.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Sun, 11 Mar 2018, 22:50

Fiji v (Usa or Kenya), great final!

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Graf_von_Tirol » Sun, 11 Mar 2018, 23:10

Kenya is indeed a force to be reckoned with. I think this is their first final since Singapore 2016.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby 4N » Sun, 11 Mar 2018, 23:10

Great parity in the series this year, unpredictable.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby NaBUru38 » Mon, 12 Mar 2018, 15:49

Threre's parity at the top half. But wildcards struggle to win any matches.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby victorsra » Mon, 12 Mar 2018, 18:56

Hong Kong Sevens 2018

World Series

Pool A: Fiji, New Zealand, Russia, Samoa

Pool B: Kenya, Australia, Spain, Canada

Pool C: South Africa, England, Scotland, South Korea

Pool D: USA, Argentina, Wales, France


World Series Qualifier

Pool E: Japan, Uganda, Chile, Georgia

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

Pool G: Ireland, Uruguay, Jamaica, Cook Islands
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Neptune » Tue, 13 Mar 2018, 07:02

Graf_von_Tirol wrote:Kenya is indeed a force to be reckoned with. I think this is their first final since Singapore 2016.


Nope, this is Kenya's fourth final after Adelaide 2009, Wellington 2013, Singapore 2016 and now Vancouver 2018

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby YamahaKiwi » Tue, 13 Mar 2018, 08:27

Neptune, think you may have missed the slightly important word "since" when reading Graf's post ;)

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby NaBUru38 » Tue, 13 Mar 2018, 20:30

victorsra wrote:Hong Kong Sevens 2018

World Series Qualifier

Pool E: Japan, Uganda, Chile, Georgia
Pool F: Papua New Guinea, Germany, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe
Pool G: Ireland, Uruguay, Jamaica, Cook Islands


We were very lucky. I would be extremely disappointed if we don't defeat Jamaica and Cook Islands.

Chile has three tough rivals. Pool F seems very tight too.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby RugbyLiebe » Wed, 14 Mar 2018, 08:14

NaBUru38 wrote:
victorsra wrote:Hong Kong Sevens 2018

World Series Qualifier

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


Chile has three tough rivals. Pool F seems very tight too.


Pool F definitely is the pool of death. Two 2017 semi-finalists with PNG and Germany together with three 2016 semi-finalists with Germany, Hong Kong and Zimbabwe.
HK and GER being the runner's up in 2016 and 2017.
All of the teams in this group have only lost, since the quarter-finals 2016, against a team in this group or a team who became a core member of the World Series.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
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: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby victorsra » Wed, 14 Mar 2018, 13:09

Yep.

All countries in Group F can finish top or bottom.

But Group E is also a pool of death. Japan will probably top it, but Uganda, Chile and Georgia will produce a great dispute for the QFs.


Grupo G is really the easist for Ireland and Uruguay. Unless Jamaica produces the new Perry Baker.
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Zhenya_Zima » Wed, 14 Mar 2018, 23:40

How is G so weak against the other two groups?! The first 8/9 (Georgia aside, and they're not at all terrible) teams listed are light years ahead of final 3. But hey, it's sevens - seeding is ludicrous and it's a crapshoot regardless. Part of its popularity. Surely Ireland don't f this up, but there are a few who could help them. None in their group though. Like to see Uganda or PNG replace us, but would rather our return not have to go through the boys in green...

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 14 Mar 2018, 23:58

On the other hand, Ireland will have an easy pool but a nightmare quarters, semis and finals.
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby NaBUru38 » Thu, 15 Mar 2018, 14:17

Zhenya_Zima wrote:How is G so weak against the other two groups?! The first 8/9 (Georgia aside, and they're not at all terrible) teams listed are light years ahead of final 3.

But hey, it's sevens - seeding is ludicrous and it's a crapshoot regardless. Part of its popularity.

If Papua New Guinea and Cook Islands were swapped, it would look fairer.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby NaBUru38 » Thu, 15 Mar 2018, 14:17

victorsra wrote: Unless Jamaica produces the new Perry Baker.

They could indeed!

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Fri, 23 Mar 2018, 13:23

A calendar of some summer "rugby minor format" events: mostly Sevens but also touch, beach and wheelchair.
It reports just the events which involve (or which could have involved) italian teams so there are not Commonwealth Games, Euro 7s Trophy and the continental tournaments outside Europe

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Fri, 23 Mar 2018, 14:01

The german national team, from German Rugby Supporters fb page. I suppose it's the 7s team because they miss one character of the affresco, which involves 13 men. They have not Filippo, but they have Judas :)

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby rey200 » Fri, 23 Mar 2018, 16:16

and it's not a Capri Sun pouch oO

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Tue, 27 Mar 2018, 20:23

Made a check on the Rugby Europe summer tournaments' participants (Championship, Trophy, Conferences 1 & 2). The only missing nation respect to the last check is Malta, which apparently renounced despite they are doing great things on XV. So Montenegro returns in Conference 1 taking the maltese spot, while in Conference 2 a team from Sankt Petersburg (Rus) will gap the hole.

Total participant nations as far as now: 43 (+ St.Petersburg)
Absent nations: Malta, Netherlands, Scotland, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Albania, Greece, Macedonia (and Kosovo, if we consider it a nation)

By the way, rugby union in Greece appears in hibernation. The economical crisis seems to have forced them to raise white flag in front of rugby league

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Tue, 27 Mar 2018, 20:53

By the way, rugby union in Greece appears in hibernation

A greek facebook page responded that "Actually the answer to your question (is there still rugby union in Greece?) needs something more than some paragraphs to explain and in the mean time, any kind of answer can easily provoke a war. [...] The only thing I can surely inform you is that there is a serious effort, under the Handball Federation, to re-build rugby in Greece. There isn't an official championship but the clubs are organizing a series of 7s, 10s and 15s tournaments, where (if not all) most of greek clubs compete. There is an evolution in any case!!
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Graf_von_Tirol » Wed, 28 Mar 2018, 12:04

What's strange to me is Scotland being a Core team and yet not competing in the European tournaments in years afaik. That, and the Netherlands not fielding a men's sevens team although their XVs is doing pretty well and they've always fielded a women's sevens team.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby NedRugby » Wed, 28 Mar 2018, 15:04

Graf_von_Tirol wrote:That, and the Netherlands not fielding a men's sevens team although their XVs is doing pretty well and they've always fielded a women's sevens team.


Yes, I think it's related to the time when Dutch rugby nearly went bankrupt a couple of years back. We should be past that now and yet I haven't heard anything about a team being reconvened.

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