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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 18 Feb 2020, 22:29

There was some sort of call to tender, as Midi Olympique reported bids from Dublín, Biarritz, Monaco and Moscow, but the process wasn't publicly announced by World Rugby.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby victorsra » Tue, 18 Feb 2020, 23:30

IMO the best nation in the SWS should have the preference.
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby NaBUru38 » Sat, 29 Feb 2020, 18:21

The USA Sevens starts today. The 16th team is South Korea.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby 4N » Sat, 29 Feb 2020, 19:08

Spain beat England 22-5. Three tries by Pol Pla.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 01 Mar 2020, 04:52

I don't even know when the sevens are on, there's no promotion for any of the legs.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Sun, 01 Mar 2020, 07:19

4N wrote:Spain beat England 22-5. Three tries by Pol Pla.

And Kenya defeated Ireland 29-12
But then England and Ireland qualified to the main quarterfinals and Spain and Kenya didn't...

QF are
Fiji v England
Australia v Ireland
New Zealand v France
South Africa v Usa

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby NaBUru38 » Sun, 01 Mar 2020, 15:14

We should celebrate that teams win each other circularly. It shows that there is parity.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby thatrugbyguy » Tue, 03 Mar 2020, 00:56

There was no crowd in Los Angeles. Was there any promotion for this thing? Las Vegas was wildly successful in comparison.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby carbonero » Wed, 04 Mar 2020, 16:32

Armchair Fan wrote:There was some sort of call to tender, as Midi Olympique reported bids from Dublín, Biarritz, Monaco and Moscow, but the process wasn't publicly announced by World Rugby.

The Olympic qualifier moves from Dublin to Santiago de Chile due to coronavirus concerns > https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/dep ... okio.shtml

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 04 Mar 2020, 18:08

IRFU claims it's for financial reasons...
https://www.the42.ie/irfu-ireland-olymp ... 7-Mar2020/

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 09 Mar 2020, 00:12

Spain reached Cup QF in Vancouver this weekend and this leaves Wales 20 points away from avoiding relegation with four tournaments to go... And it's not even a direct confrontation as Scotland, Kenya and Samoa could very well be in the mix as well.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby victorsra » Mon, 09 Mar 2020, 00:31

That's it. It is time for a GB team, please. Maybe it is up to Scotland now.
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby sk 88 » Mon, 09 Mar 2020, 09:15

Going down to two would certainly make switching to GB for Olympic years easier, as we've seen this year that the guest spots are a bit fucked up by choosing to bias them towards the qualifiers if we were England and Scotland then in Olympic years we could be GB + extra guest team. Not a perfect solution but a step on the road and more likely to happen than some pie in the sky stuff.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Edgar » Mon, 09 Mar 2020, 15:33

carbonero wrote:
Armchair Fan wrote:There was some sort of call to tender, as Midi Olympique reported bids from Dublín, Biarritz, Monaco and Moscow, but the process wasn't publicly announced by World Rugby.

The Olympic qualifier moves from Dublin to Santiago de Chile due to coronavirus concerns > https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/dep ... okio.shtml


That's a lucky break for the Samoans then. Ireland and France will be their main rivals for a spot at Tokyo and they'll stand a better chance on neutral ground. But on form it's not looking likely for the Pacific Islanders. Some of the teams have really come on over the past year or so, including Ireland and France themselves. But the big improvers have undoubtedly been the Aussies. It's good to see them back at the top of their game too, because it was basically Australia and Fiji who dominated the Hong Kong 7s back in the day, winning 4 titles each between the mid-70s and mid-80s, and really did a lot to pioneer the abbreviated code. Campo was a product of that era. Regrettably Samoa haven't kept up with the pace, despite having acquired the services of Kiwi maestro Gordon Tietjens (who has been coming in for some flak). Kenya has been another notable casualty.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 17:00

Paris 7s are off according to Bernard Laporte
https://sport24.lefigaro.fr/rugby/fil-i ... les-996931

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