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2018 RWC Sevens - San Francisco/San Jose (USA)

Postby victorsra » Fri, 27 May 2016, 15:02

ScrumQueens posted the qualification system for the women's tournament:

The Women’s Sevens World Cup in 2018 will be the third women’s World Cup, and will be played alongside a men’s competition. The dates for the tournament have yet to be confirmed, but it is expected to in the middle of the year.

Unlike the Olympics and the XVs Women’s Rugby World Cup, the Women’s Sevens World Cup will feature 16 teams (there will be 24 in the parallel men’s event).

Pre-qualified (4)

From the 2013 World Cup

Holders: New Zealand
Runners-up: Canada
Semi-finalists: United States and Spain

Global qualifying (4)

From the 2016/17 Women’s Sevens World Series

The top four teams from the WSWS, not including any pre-qualified teams.

Regional qualifying (8)

From regional championships played between July 2017 and April 2018

Europe and Asia: 2 places each
Africa, North America, South America and Oceania: 1 place each

To illustrate how this would work, if it were based on WSWS current standings and the most recent championships, the following teams would have qualified for San Francisco…

New Zealand, Canada, United States and Spain would qualify automatically
Australia, England, France and Russia would qualify from the World Series
Netherlands and Portugal (from Europe)
Japan and China (from Asia)
South Africa, Mexico, Brazil and Fiji (from Africa, North America, South America and Oceania)

http://www.scrumqueens.com/news/2018-wo ... lification


But I couldn't find their official source for that...
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Re: 2018 RWC Sevens - San Francisco/San Jose (USA)

Postby johnbirch » Tue, 31 May 2016, 21:18

victorsra wrote:ScrumQueens posted the qualification system for the women's tournament:
http://www.scrumqueens.com/news/2018-wo ... lification

But I couldn't find their official source for that...

The source was a letter from World Rugby to international coaches.

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Re: 2018 RWC Sevens - San Francisco/San Jose (USA)

Postby NedRugby » Wed, 01 Jun 2016, 02:40

Netherlands and Portugal (from Europe)


Wouldn't Ireland rank higher than these two?

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Re: 2018 RWC Sevens - San Francisco/San Jose (USA)

Postby johnbirch » Wed, 01 Jun 2016, 18:21

NedRugby wrote:
Netherlands and Portugal (from Europe)


Wouldn't Ireland rank higher than these two?

Yes they would,

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Re: 2018 RWC Sevens - San Francisco/San Jose (USA)

Postby victorsra » Wed, 14 Sep 2016, 15:35

World Rugby has confirmed today the qualifying system for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens, to be played at the AT&T Park, in San Francisco. So nothing changed in the competition. The men's tournament will have 24 teams.

Already Qualified: New Zealand, Canada, Spain and USA (4 best of 2013);

2016-17 World Series: 4 spots (between Australia, England, France, Russia, Fiji, Brazil and Ireland);

South America (2017-18): 1 spot

North America (2017-18): 1 spot

Europe (2017-18): 2 spots

Oceania (2017-18): 1 spot

Africa (2017-18): 1 spot

Asia (2017-18): 2 spots

The limit to confirm the teams qualified is April 2018.
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Re: 2018 RWC Sevens - San Francisco/San Jose (USA)

Postby johnbirch » Wed, 14 Sep 2016, 17:45

victorsra wrote:World Rugby has confirmed today the qualifying system for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens, to be played at the AT&T Park, in San Francisco. So nothing changed in the competition. The men's tournament will have 24 teams.

Already Qualified: New Zealand, Canada, Spain and USA (4 best of 2013);

2016-17 World Series: 4 spots (between Australia, England, France, Russia, Fiji, Brazil and Ireland);

South America (2017-18): 1 spot

North America (2017-18): 1 spot

Europe (2017-18): 2 spots

Oceania (2017-18): 1 spot

Africa (2017-18): 1 spot

Asia (2017-18): 2 spots

The limit to confirm the teams qualified is April 2018.

So (assuming we get Australia, England, France, Russia from the WSWS - and for the sake of the quality of the event I hope that is the case) a huge scrap for the European places again then, while the rest pretty easy to guess, ie. Brazil, Mexico, Fiji, South Africa, Japan & China(?).

Europe: pick any from Ireland, Wales, Netherlands, Portugal...

Not long for Europe to qualify teams between the World Cup and April 2018. Rugby Europe sevens is down for before the World Cup (which would present problems for teams like Ireland, Wales etc.) but do have a third leg for their series penciled in for September so maybe this third leg will be a one-off qualifier? Not a major issue elsewhere.
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Re: 2018 RWC Sevens - San Francisco/San Jose (USA)

Postby victorsra » Wed, 14 Sep 2016, 17:52

I bet:

2016-17 World Series: Australia, England, France and Russia;

South America (2017-18): Brazil

North America (2017-18): Mexico

Europe (2017-18): Ireland and Netherlands

Oceania (2017-18): Fiji

Africa (2017-18): South Africa

Asia (2017-18): Japan and China
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Re: 2018 RWC Sevens - San Francisco/San Jose (USA)

Postby NedRugby » Thu, 15 Sep 2016, 21:13

victorsra wrote:I bet:
...

Europe (2017-18): Ireland and Netherlands
...


I hope you're right, but I'm not going to book my flight just yet.

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