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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Canalina » Sat, 06 Jul 2019, 20:03

Japan v Russia, South Africa v France are the two semifinals at the Universiade in Naples. Tomorrow: semifinals (morning) and finals (afternoon)
No placement matches, this should be the bottom places ranking: 5 Canada, 6 Argentina, 7 Italy, 8 Belgium.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Canalina » Wed, 10 Jul 2019, 15:19

Pacific Games in Apia, friday and saturday. Is it an absolute debut for American Samoa and Nauru?

Match 1 (Women) Pool B
Solomon Islands vs Fiji Islands
12/07 08:00

Match 2 (Women) Pool B
Papua New Guinea vs Nauru
12/07 08:22

Match 3 (Women) Pool A
American Samoa vs Australia
12/07 08:44

Match 4 (Women) Pool A
Samoa vs New Caledonia
12/07 10:35

Match 9 (Pool B)
Solomon Islands vs Papua New Guinea
12/07 10:56

Match 10 (Women) Pool B
Fiji Islands vs Nauru
12/07 11:18

Match 11 (Women) Pool A
American Samoa vs Samoa
12/07 11:40

Match 12 (Women) Pool A
Australia vs New Caledonia
12/07 12:02

Match 17 (Women) Pool B
Nauru vs Solomon Islands
12/07 14:16

Match 18 (Women) Pool B
Papua New Guinea vs Fiji Islands
12/07 14:38

Match 19 (Women) Pool A
New Caledonia vs American Samoa
12/07 15:00

Match 20 (Women) Pool A
Australia vs Samoa
12/07 15:22

Saturday quarterfinals, semifinals and finals
https://www.samoa2019.ws/games/rugby-7s/#schedule
https://www.samoa2019.ws/assets/0e24f318f6/RUGBY7S2.pdf

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby ugrugbychiclet » Thu, 11 Jul 2019, 13:15

Canalina wrote:Japan v Russia, South Africa v France are the two semifinals at the Universiade in Naples. Tomorrow: semifinals (morning) and finals (afternoon)
No placement matches, this should be the bottom places ranking: 5 Canada, 6 Argentina, 7 Italy, 8 Belgium.


1 Japan
2 France
3 Russia
4 South Africa

I had a feeling SA and Japan would do well as they had a number of international players

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Canalina » Thu, 11 Jul 2019, 20:08

First day scores from Pacific Games, by https://www.facebook.com/oceaniarugbyunion/

Australia v American Samoa 61-0
PNG v Nauru 41-0
Fiji v Solomon 42-0
Samoa v N.Caledonia 20-0

Papua Guinea v Solomon 53-0
Fiji v Nauru 58-0
Samoa v American Samoa 41-0
Australia v New Caledonia 45-0

Nauru v Solomon 27-0
Fiji v Papua Guinea 38-5
New Caledonia v American Samoa 29-5
Australia v Samoa 38-0

Quaterfinals, tomorrow
Australia v Solomon
Papua New Guinea v New Caledonia
Samoa v Nauru
Fiji v American Samoa

It could have been the absolute debut both for Nauru women and American Samoa women, but I'm not sure about

PS: no, Nauru already played in last november's Oceania Championship. But according to an article this was the international debut for American Samoa http://www.samoanews.com/sports/be-repr ... -time-ever

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Canalina » Sat, 13 Jul 2019, 01:41

Quarterfinals
Australia v Solomon 50–0
Papua New Guinea v New Caledonia 40-0
Samoa v Nauru 41-5
Fiji v American Samoa 59-0

Semifinals
Solomon v New Caledonia 10-15 (the first not-one-way match!)
American Samoa v Nauru 5-22

Australia v Papua Guinea 31-7
Fiji v Samoa 31-0

Finals
1st place Australia v Fiji 5-14
3rd place Samoa v PNG 12-28
5th place New Caledonia v Nauru 19-12
7th place Solomon v American Samoa 19-5

Gold FIJI
Silver AUSTRALIA
Bronze PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Canalina » Fri, 19 Jul 2019, 10:54

Kharkiv Euro GP tournament facebook page, with the airport group photos of some teams

https://www.facebook.com/kharkiv2019/

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Canalina » Sat, 20 Jul 2019, 09:46

Some surprising results so far at Kharkiv. I suspect that some of the best nations sent young experimental teams, after having played the clou of the season at the Olympics qualifiers

Spain v Wales 17-19
Ireland v Italy 7-27 (ended 41-7 in Marcoussis)
Russia v Netherlands 22-12
England v Belgium 5-17

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 20 Jul 2019, 09:54

Spanish team wasn't that experimental, so a worrying result and trend.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby johnbirch » Sat, 20 Jul 2019, 13:22

Armchair Fan wrote:Spanish team wasn't that experimental, so a worrying result and trend.
Some teams have nothing much to play for (Spain, Ireland) others have a lot, be it avoiding relegation or - in the case of Wales - impressing selectors for the GB squad.

In seems particularly odd now scheduling the second leg after the Olympic qualifier. Half of the field really have nothing to play for.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby NedRugby » Sat, 20 Jul 2019, 15:01

Well Spain (and to a lesser extent Ireland) still have a chance of becoming European champions, which ought to be worth playing for. In a non-Olympic year the second leg would still be worth playing, so I don't really see the difference.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Canalina » Sat, 20 Jul 2019, 16:21

Wales and Ukraine already relegated, if I'm not wrong?

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby johnbirch » Sat, 20 Jul 2019, 16:45

Canalina wrote:Wales and Ukraine already relegated, if I'm not wrong?

You are right.

What is also interesting is that if Wales had scored one more converted try and beaten Ireland, they would have reached the quarter-finals in Ireland's place - and England would be faced with the possibility of relegation tomorrow.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby NedRugby » Sat, 20 Jul 2019, 18:24

I feel sorry for Wales. There is no way the Netherlands could have beaten a proper English team 31-0. This result meant Netherlands reached the quarter finals and safety from relegation. The competition is skewed by countries fielding weakened teams.

This all makes the European 7s series seem like a bit of a Mickey Mouse competition. Why don't the bigger countries take it seriously? Why does nobody come to watch? Doesn't anybody ever want to win the thing? Would it be better if the teams in the World Series were excluded from the Euros, so that the Euros become like a regional 2nd division to the world league, with the best teams making it to the Hong Kong qualifier? A lot of questions, but I don't know any of the answers.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby rey200 » Sat, 20 Jul 2019, 18:51

Italy vs Poland could be a Hong Kong decider. If Poland wins they go to Hong Kong the 3rd consecutive year I believe.
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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 20 Jul 2019, 19:09

NedRugby wrote:I feel sorry for Wales. There is no way the Netherlands could have beaten a proper English team 31-0. This result meant Netherlands reached the quarter finals and safety from relegation. The competition is skewed by countries fielding weakened teams.

This all makes the European 7s series seem like a bit of a Mickey Mouse competition. Why don't the bigger countries take it seriously? Why does nobody come to watch? Doesn't anybody ever want to win the thing? Would it be better if the teams in the World Series were excluded from the Euros, so that the Euros become like a regional 2nd division to the world league, with the best teams making it to the Hong Kong qualifier? A lot of questions, but I don't know any of the answers.

Don't forget about how much will did Netherlands and Belgium put in missing Olympic qualifying tournament so to boost their chances of escaping relegation in GPS. The competition is botched on almost all fronts.

But hey, I come from a country whose team stayed in World Series a couple of years ago thanks to losing by a cricket score, so hardly ethically loaded of reasons to criticise any attitude. I just mean there is no easy fix and Rugby Europe amateur structures in marketing don't help to enhance the experience.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby NedRugby » Sat, 20 Jul 2019, 21:59

I still haven't read anything about why Belgium and Netherlands missed the Olympic qualifier. Only speculation about ineligible players. Does anyone know any more?

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Canalina » Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 06:50

johnbirch wrote:
Armchair Fan wrote:Spanish team wasn't that experimental, so a worrying result and trend.
Some teams have nothing much to play for (Spain, Ireland) others have a lot, be it avoiding relegation or - in the case of Wales - impressing selectors for the GB squad.

In seems particularly odd now scheduling the second leg after the Olympic qualifier. Half of the field really have nothing to play for.

For all the teams except England, France and Russia (and Wales and Scotland, as GB) the new olympic cycle started yesterday, because they have nothing to hope anymore from Tokyo 2020. So if they have fielded younger teams (but I haven't read the lines-up) it may make sense.
Italy anyway has a full squad, while Ireland at the opposite seemed without the best players

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby rey200 » Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 09:30

So... Poland will go to Hong Kong after winning against Italy. They have lost all games against World Series teams and won everything else
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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Canalina » Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 09:32

rey200 wrote:So... Poland will go to Hong Kong after winning against Italy. They have lost all games against World Series teams and won everything else

Semifinals in Kharkiv
France v Ireland
Russia v Poland

The race for the title is a duel between France (20) and Russia (18), even if Ireland (14) has still some tiny chance

Also Scotland (10) is almost in Hong Kong; for the third ticket the fight is between Belgium (6), Italy (4) and Netherlands (2)

It's a balanced tournament: in the quarters France def Netherlands 3-2 as number of tries, Russia def Scotland 4-1 but was 2-1 at the middle of second half, Poland def Italy 3-2, Ireland def Belgium 2-1

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 09:47

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 09:54

Basketball without a backboard is pointless.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 10:03

but GIRLS in mini-SKIRTS are much prettier than basketball ones
+ female coaches

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby johnbirch » Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 11:31

FLIDTA RISXVA wrote:but GIRLS in mini-SKIRTS are much prettier than basketball ones
+ female coaches
The Northern Ireland coach at least was male.

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby johnbirch » Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 11:48

Armchair Fan wrote:Basketball without a backboard is pointless.
The entire sport of netball only came into being because of a misunderstanding about a badly phrased letter about the rules of basketball. Until about the 1970s at least in Australia it was called "women's basketball".

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Re: Womens 7's rugby - general news

Postby Canalina » Sun, 21 Jul 2019, 12:35

I was surprised to see yesterday the image of a square in London full of people (mostly women or family) watching on a big screen the Netball World Championship. I didn't know it was so popular in England. Here in Italy netball doesn't exist and women basketball is few popular.

Back in Kharkiv: Poland, Scotland and Belgium go to HK.
Italy unfortunately out, after two narrow losses versus Poland and Scotland.
France v Russia will be again the final. For the stage cup and the general crown

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