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Sevens World Series/7's News

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Raven » Fri, 08 Jun 2018, 12:10

Given the amount of tournaments there are in the Series, all core teams know what to expect from one another, it´s not strange to see debutantes on one tournament shine and the next one not that much cause the other teams already have a profile on that given player.
I think part of the reason behind Ireland´s success as an invitational side, besides their own hunger, the fact that they are a talented team altogether plus the ability of the already mentioned players, was that "surprise factor".

I may choke in my own words, but IMPO Ireland won´t go that far next time having already impressed before.

One thing is for sure though, if they keep returning, broadening their pool of players, they will definitely be a team that can go far, as almost every other T1 country that participates in the Series.

It will however spoil the underdog magic that sevens has... as making a space for Ireland would limit places / opportunities for smaller nations I reckon.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Zhenya_Zima » Fri, 08 Jun 2018, 14:08

Only Ireland have the same group again with games vs. Spain and Wales - two teams which have plenty of footage of Ireland and for whom Ireland were no surprise. Both are teams Ireland will go onto the pitch in both games knowing they can win them.

Top 8 is easily achievable again for them.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby NaBUru38 » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 22:39

Ireland and Spain both defeated Australia.

Canada finished fourth.

Ireland collected more championship points in two tournaments than Russia in ten.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby vino_93 » Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 06:05

Congrats to Spain, second European team of the series !

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Blurandski » Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 08:45

France, Wales, and Scotland just above the relegation zone. What's the odds of one of them going down next year? I've heard that Wales and Scotland don't like the costs, and England may be making cutbacks, I wonder if a GB team will be formed in a few years?

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 09:29

What really worries me is not seeing England in the Top 4. European qualifiers for the Olympics are going to be a massacre.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 09:44

Blurandski wrote:France, Wales, and Scotland just above the relegation zone. What's the odds of one of them going down next year? I've heard that Wales and Scotland don't like the costs, and England may be making cutbacks, I wonder if a GB team will be formed in a few years?


I think it makes a lot of sense from every perspective. 7s will never be the preferred sport in the Home Nations and they take away places for growth elsewhere.
What's the point of having different teams apart from "that's what we've always done".

Armchair Fan wrote:What really worries me is not seeing England in the Top 4. European qualifiers for the Olympics are going to be a massacre.


They finished 5th, which is better than the 8th place in 2015/16 (but worse than the 2nd in 16/17). So there's hope.
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 NaBUru38 » Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 17:08

vino_93 wrote:Congrats to Spain, second European team of the series !

Wow, I haven't realized that!

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 19:55

Rome 7s final: Italy v Zimbabwe

Live at 22.30 CET (half an hour from now) on http://www.therugbychannel.it/roma-seven

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 04:59

Final: Italy v Zimbabwe 17-14

Zimbabwe was leading 14-5 one minute before the end but italian Bonavolontà scored two tries in the last seconds and in the dying time

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby IanCleverly » Wed, 20 Jun 2018, 19:37

The draw for the FISU World Rugby University Sevens Championships in Namibia was held just over a week ago

Men's

A) Namibia (hosts), Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Colombia
B) France, Argentina, Uganda, Zimbabwe
C) Australia, France, China, Botswana


Women's

A) Namibia (hosts), Canada, Australia, India
B) France, Belgium, Brazil, South Africa


Games are 12-14th July

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Thu, 21 Jun 2018, 11:19

Allegedly, 17 nations will take part in the African Youth Games Rugby 7s in Algiers in July, although many fewer in the women's tournament.

Les Pays attendus (17) : Algérie (H), Bénin (H), Burkina Faso (H), Burundi (H), Congo (H), République Démocratique du Congo (F/H), Cote d’Ivoire (F/H), Kenya (F/H), Madagascar (F/H), Ile Maurice (H), Maroc (F/H), Namibie (H), Sierra Leone (H), Afrique du Sud (H), Tunisie (F/H), Zambie (H), Zimbabwe (H).


We shall see how many turn up although it is the qualifier for the Youth Olympic Games so has some more incentive.

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