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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby planet7s » Wed, 10 Apr 2019, 23:16

We caught up with former Fiji coach Ben Ryan and Wales coach Richie Pugh at the Hong Kong Sevens for their views on the possibility of a Great Britain side taking over from England, Wales and Scotland on the world series. Please read the article to see what they have to say, thanks.

https://planet7s.com/2019/04/10/only-gr ... d-willing/

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 11 Apr 2019, 10:38

Good read!
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby sevensphd » Thu, 11 Apr 2019, 15:42

planet7s wrote:We caught up with former Fiji coach Ben Ryan and Wales coach Richie Pugh at the Hong Kong Sevens for their views on the possibility of a Great Britain side taking over from England, Wales and Scotland on the world series. Please read the article to see what they have to say, thanks.

https://planet7s.com/2019/04/10/only-gr ... d-willing/


I despise the open talk of using the HSBC 7s for development of future 15s. I get that 7s was that pathway for a long time, and can still develop rugby players! Plenty of 15s pathways exist - regional teams, u20s, "A" side matches, professional teams... no substantial 7s development pathway exists yet. Where is the u20 7s, or tier 2 7s?

What if we treat 7s like its own high-performance, Olympic sport. Most nations have done that now, with full time 7s specialty squads and occasionally moving players in and out for 15s duty.

I really hope Wales gets relegated, then the decision to combine to Team GB is easier.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Thu, 11 Apr 2019, 16:17

Italy will play three tournaments to prepare the Euro GP

May 6-10 in Madrid (Spa)
May 24-26 in Tours (Fra)
June 8-9 in Algarve (Por)

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Thu, 11 Apr 2019, 19:26

Regarding Madrid I'd say it's a training camp like the ones held with Ireland and Germany in recent months or with Italy a couple of years ago. Madrid Sevens usually takes place in June.

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Postby Canalina » Wed, 22 May 2019, 04:50

The European Trophy for Clubs never decollated. In this edition (incoming weekend) there are 12 men's teams and 4 women's ones. But it certainly doesn't seem a collection of the best clubs in Europe

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Raven » Fri, 24 May 2019, 15:02

Was this posted elsewhere?
https://www.news.com.au/sport/rugby/aus ... 2ad6824a83

Trae Williams, former Aussie sprinter (100mts in 10.10 = 0.03 faster than Carlin Isles) is joining the Aussie7s.... Great nickname "Quadzilla"

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby NaBUru38 » Wed, 29 May 2019, 20:48

Paris Sevens

* Pool A: Fiji, Argentina, England, Ireland. (damn!)
* Pool B: Australia, South Africa, Wales, Kenya.
* Pool C: United States, Canada, Samoa, Spain.
* Pool D: New Zealand, France, Scotland, Japan.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby NaBUru38 » Sat, 01 Jun 2019, 19:13

The 2019 Paris Sevens is underway.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Paris_Sevens

Quarterfinals:

Fiji - France
United States - Kenya
New Zealand - Argentina
South Africa - Samoa

England lost all three matches. Australia drew Kenya and lost to South Africa and Wales.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Natal » Sat, 01 Jun 2019, 19:19

Probably the most dramatic days of sevens I’ve ever seen. Kenya just sneaked ahead of Wales to secure their safety, while Japan could have made the quarter finals, only to concede a last-minute converted try (from out wide) against Scotland to let France scrape through. Japan need a miracle tomorrow to avoid relegation. Title race to go down to the wire tomorrow.

How competitive the three teams in the relegation zone have been shows just how important it is the WR create a second division. Relegation will be devastating for any of these teams.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Neptune » Sat, 01 Jun 2019, 21:48

Natal wrote:Probably the most dramatic days of sevens I’ve ever seen. Kenya just sneaked ahead of Wales to secure their safety, while Japan could have made the quarter finals, only to concede a last-minute converted try (from out wide) against Scotland to let France scrape through. Japan need a miracle tomorrow to avoid relegation. Title race to go down to the wire tomorrow.

How competitive the three teams in the relegation zone have been shows just how important it is the WR create a second division. Relegation will be devastating for any of these teams.


I wish Japan would have qualified for the quarters so that Wales is left in a tight spot. im honestly finding it hard for WR to throw Wales under the bus had that been the situation. WR always saves Scotland's bacon in the xvs version.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby victorsra » Sun, 02 Jun 2019, 12:38

Japan relegated...
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby TheStroBro » Sun, 02 Jun 2019, 16:02

So, based on France's form right now. There's a chance that England/Team GB don't make it through the European qualifier!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby victorsra » Sun, 02 Jun 2019, 16:37

If that happens, who would play the June 2020 World Repechage Tournament? England or a proper GB team? It would be 1 month before the Olympics!

And if GB fails against Samoa or Australia or Spain or Ireland or whatever team in the Rep, could we expect a permanent GB team instead of England/Wales/Scotland? Hope so...
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby RugbyLiebe » Mon, 03 Jun 2019, 07:21

victorsra wrote:Japan relegated...


Which is the worst news ever. We all remember how Brazil got to play at three (?) World Series tournaments to build up for the Olympics. Expect the same for Japan ahead of Tokyo 2020.
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby sk 88 » Mon, 03 Jun 2019, 07:47

Congrats to Fiji, they were awesome in this tournament and every time I saw them.

USA were the most consistent team this year but 1 tournament win sort of says it all, almost but not quit. Maddison Hughes will really want the first two minutes of the second half from the semi final back.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Thomas » Mon, 03 Jun 2019, 09:08

victorsra wrote:If that happens, who would play the June 2020 World Repechage Tournament? England or a proper GB team? It would be 1 month before the Olympics!

And if GB fails against Samoa or Australia or Spain or Ireland or whatever team in the Rep, could we expect a permanent GB team instead of England/Wales/Scotland? Hope so...


As I understand the format the highest based team plays in the Repechage in this case England if they qualify they then submit the GB Team selection for approval to the British Olympic Committee who make the decisions. It was an agreement made by the 3 home nations.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby NaBUru38 » Mon, 03 Jun 2019, 14:36

Terrible season for England and Australia. If they don't qualify to the Olympics, it's their fault.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby NedRugby » Sat, 08 Jun 2019, 14:20

It's the men's European Conference this weekend. The Netherlands are taking part for the first time in years. Reality hit hard and they lost their first match 17-5 to Hungary.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Sun, 09 Jun 2019, 12:34

Algarve 7s in Portugal. Ten teams competing in the main event: Portugal, France, Italy, Hong Kong and six invitation squads.

Cup semifinals, starting in an hour, are
Italy v Samurai
France v Portugal

Here there are the second day results, but they seem not really reliable (Italy v 7 Fantastics for example ended 5-35 but they wrote 33-14 :geek: )
https://fairplay.pt/modalidades/rugby/a ... ao-minuto/

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Edgar » Sun, 09 Jun 2019, 14:21

NedRugby wrote:It's the men's European Conference this weekend. The Netherlands are taking part for the first time in years. Reality hit hard and they lost their first match 17-5 to Hungary.


Turkey through to the final of the Europe 7s v Hungary!!

http://www.theroonba.com/rugbysevens/men/2019.html


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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Edgar » Sun, 09 Jun 2019, 17:18

Hungary off to a flyer against an error-ridden Turkey. 19-0 inside 5 minutes.



HT 19-0. Hungary showing some real skill out there. Obviously a well-coached side.



The Turkish tactics are very naive, ball retention evidently not a priority. Turkey does have an annual 7s tournament. It used to include foreign teams but seems restricted to domestic clubs these days.



FT 43-0. Hungary are champions. Moldova beat the Swiss in extra time for third.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 17:36

From Rugby Europe: "RugbyEurope #Men #Sevens #7sTrophy Series 2019 will deliver two tickets for the Olympic qualifier tournament (Colomiers, July 14th/15th)"

So I can't understand how it works
Hypothesis A) 16 teams in Colomiers: twelve from Grand Prix + two from Trophy + two from Conference
Hypothesis B) 12 teams in Colomiers: ten from Grand Prix (out Wales, being it included in Great Britain, and the last placed of the GP Moscow round) + two from Trophy; no one from Conference
Hypothesis C) ?

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 17:53

Hungary, Conference winner, will be in Colomiers (https://www.rugbyeurope.eu/hungary-mens ... -colomiers)

So it should be 11 teams from GP (England&Wales merged), 2 from Trophy, 1 from Conference: it sums 14, which is a lame number for a pools tournament :|
There must be something else... :geek:

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