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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Edgar » Fri, 25 Oct 2019, 09:27

Also the Oceania 7s coming up next month, with both Vanuatu and New Caledonia included - 2 of the more populous islands in the Pacific region. The tiny islands of Nauru and Tuvalu also have teams entered in the men's section. Japan has a selection in the men's event, meanwhile, and Canada will play in the women's:

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Update: 26/10/19 - just read this on the Blitzboks fb page:

The Springbok Sevens team outplayed the Rambling Jesters 46-0, Hong Kong 31-0 and England 31-5 on Friday to finish the opening day of the Athlete's Factory International 7s in Chester undefeated. :thumbup:

Results & live coverage here: https://www.florugby.com/events/6561405 ... ational-7s

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Edgar » Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 10:30

Argentina are the inaugural Rugby X Champions after a 25-15 win over Ireland in the finals staged at 02 Arena on 29 October in London.

The Los Pumas landed the first try through Captain Bazan Velez. Their second try was ruled and Terry Kennedy raced on to score at the other end to level the scores for Ireland. Rodrico Etchart then rose from the scrum to score the second try for the Argentines.

Velez returned to the scoresheet and dotted the third try but Greg O’shea ensured Ireland stayed in the game after going over for a try at the other end. Sean Cribbin tied the scores after diving over at the left corner for a try. In the final three minutes, Franco Sabato sneaked into Ireland territory to score their fourth try and Fernando Luna scored with just 46 seconds left, a try that was enough to make Argentina Champions.

Pools
England (2) 30-30 (3) Barbarians
Argentina 40-20 USA
England 35-20 France -Women
Ireland 25-20 Barbarians
USA15-25 France
Ireland 15-30 USA-Women
England 10-25 Ireland
France 25-20 Argentina

Quarter-final
Barbarians 15-35 USA
Argentina 55-15 England

3/4th place Women
France 35-20Ireland

Mens Semi-final
Ireland 25-20 USA
France 20-25 Argentina

Women’s final
England (3) 20-(2) 20USA

Mens Final

Argentina 25-15 Ireland



https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/10/30/ ... -quarters/

Kenya Sevens speedster Collins Injera will miss the Africa qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics programmed from November 8-9 at Bosman Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa.

However, team manager Eric Ogweno disclosed that Injera, who sustained a shoulder during Safari Sevens, will be ready for the opening legs of the 2019/2020 World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai on December 5-7 and Cape Town on December 13-15 respectively.

Head coach Paul Feeney is preparing to name his final squad of 12 players on Friday at the RFUEA ground.


https://www.nation.co.ke/sports/rugby/C ... index.html

Oceania Rugby says it is extremely disappointed that convcited rapist and former National 7s player, Amenoni Nasilasila has been connected with an unofficial Oceania 7s scrimmage session, as they strongly advocate action to reject all forms of abuse and Violence Against Women and Girls across all its member unions.

In a statement this evening, Oceania Rugby says the scrimmage session between the Tuvalu 7s team and the Wardens Team on Tuesday occurred outside of the Oceania Rugby Sevens tournament window, so they therefore were not aware of Amenoni Nasilasila’s involvement with the Wardens Team.


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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Edgar » Tue, 05 Nov 2019, 15:28

The son of Manu Samoa and All Blacks legend Sir La’auli Michael Jones is set to make his international debut at the Oceania Sevens this weekend.

Niko Jones has been named to the All Blacks Sevens squad for the tournament a year after signing a contract with the programme straight out of high-school.

After leading St. Peter’s College to the national secondary school title in 2018, Jones got injured while playing for the All Blacks Sevens Development side, meaning he couldn’t make his debut during the 2019 season.

Jones is one of four potential debutants named in the Oceania Sevens squad, along with Te Rangaira Waitokia, Jamie Spowart and William Warbrick.

While the tournament is an Olympic qualifier for the region, New Zealand have already booked a spot at Tokyo 2020 thanks to their third place finish on the 2019 World Rugby Sevens Series.

Coach Clark Laidlaw said the Oceania Sevens was a great opportunity for the young players, including Jones, to gain international experience.

“Pre-season tournaments allow us to give younger players some good exposure. It’s a genuine opportunity for us to build depth; we’ve got a long season ahead of us so its important.

“We’ve got a good balance, some of the older players are hungry for game time so they are looking forward to getting out there and seeing them alongside some of our developing players is great,” said Laidlaw.


https://www.samoaobserver.ws/category/s ... 5N_GBP3eQ0

07.11-09.11 Suva (FIji)
Pool A: Fiji, Japan 'B', New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue
Pool B: Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu
Pool C: American Samoa, Australia, Nauru, Tonga, Vanuatu Olympic Games Qualifier Oceania
http://theroonba.com/rugbysevens/men/fixtures.html

African Olympic Games Qualifying schedule: http://theroonba.com/rugbysevens/men/fixtures.html

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby 4N » Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 16:17

American Samoa is sending a pretty strong squad with lots of guys experienced at high levels in the US. Included is former NFL player Marvin “Joey” Iosefa.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby 4N » Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 00:52

Live here: https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1mrGmremQZgJy

Tuvalu gave Cook Islands a good game, they were leading until about 2 minutes left.

Tonga 29 - 5 American Samoa
Australia 52 - 7 Vanuatu
Cook Islands 31 - 22 Tuvalu
Samoa 33 - 7 PNG
New Zealand 57 - 0 New Caledonia
Fiji 57 - 0 Niue
Tonga 34 - 0 Vanuatu
American Samoa 17 - 14 Nauru
PNG 17 - 5 Cook Islands
Solomon Islands 14 - 5 Tuvalu
New Zealand 38 - 0 Niue
Japan 50 - 0 New Caledonia
American Samoa 19 - 7 Vanuatu
Australia 59 - 0 Nauru
PNG 29 - 0 Tuvalu
Samoa 45 - 0 Solomon Islands
New Caledonia 17 - 7 Niue
Fiji 31 - 0 Japan

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby LeesLegends » Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 04:30

The format threw me initially but it's essentially 2 tournaments in 1. Pools B and C is where the qualifying happens, 1 to Tokyo and 2 to the repechage. Pool A is an exhibition tournament where it's been decided New Caledonia and Niue don't get a chance at qualifying. Sucks for them :/

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby RugbySwizzie » Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 07:45

They said on the commentary that both Niue and New Caledonia aren't Olympic Members... So maybe that's the reason why they weren't included.
On another note: I really like the idea of them also staging a Deaf 7s tournament!

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Edgar » Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 09:05

I think the main thing here is the contest between Australia and Samoa to grab that automatic qualifying berth for next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo. There is just one spot available and Fiji & NZ are already through. Samoa has had a great season to take a slight lead over the Aussies on the overall standings, I believe, but Australia woke up a couple of tournaments ago and has just about drawn level again. I don't follow 7s too closely but as I understand it whichever of them comes out ahead in Suva will go straight to the Olympics, while the other will have to compete in the repechage tourney - with only one spot available. Last time Samoa were cruelly beaten in the final by Spain. The tournament was played in Monaco and the ref seemed to have a problem with Samoa's big tackles, though they looked legal to me (I watched it live). So I have to back the Samoans here. It would certainly be nice to see another of the Pacific Islands at the Olympics.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Edgar » Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 09:06

Africa 7s underway. Live feed here: https://livestream.com/accounts/1043772 ... l3nH8w3w0w

Tunisia leading Namibia right now :shock:
Update: Namibia came back to win 26-21
Update: Senegal 30 Morocco 19

Update: Pool A for Champions Trophy is Zimbabwe, Zambia, Madagasscar and Nigeria. Pool B is Kenya Uganda, Namibia, and Senegal. So Zimbabwe Cheetahs play Nigeria ( again) at 13:05 and Zambia at 15:47.

First Round
M1: Zimbabwe 24-21 Nigeria
M2: Kenya 36-7 Ivory Coast
M3: Uganda57-0 Mauritius
M4: Madagscar 38-12 Botswana – 11:06am
M5: Zambia 19-7 Ghana – 11:28am
M6: Tunisia vs Namibia – 11:50am
M7: Senegal vs Morocco – 12:12pm

https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/11/08/ ... age-phase/



Kenya travel to Johannesburg in South Africa with a squad full of household names as they look to overturn last year’s shock 17-5 defeat to Zimbabwe and reclaim the Africa Sevens title. http://www.ragahouse.com/news/item/ogwe ... a-7s-title



Nigeria Black Stallions will be captained by Onoru Jatto.
1. Onoru Jatto (Captain)
2. Azeez Ladipo
3. Nuhu Ibrahim
4. Declan Nwachukwu
5. David Oyekanmi
6. Isaac Agholor
7. Samuel Ekpo
8. Joshua Etim
9. Akpabio Samuel
10. Blaise Felix
11. Chinedu Joseph
12. Felix Maduchem


https://www.scrummage.co.ke/2019/11/07/ ... ualifiers/

:shock: :shock: Meanwhile, NZ out of Oceania 7s after losses to Fiji & Japan!
http://theroonba.com/rugbysevens/men/2019.html

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Edgar » Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 17:22

Results from the Olympic qualifiers:

Africa

08.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Côte d'Ivoire 26-5 Tunisia Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool C (9th-14th)
08.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Morocco 24-21 Mauritius Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool D (9th-14th)
08.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Madagascar 28-21 Zambia Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool A (1st-8th)
08.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Zimbabwe 47-0 Nigeria Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool A (1st-8th)
08.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Uganda 33-17 Namibia Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool B (1st-8th)
08.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Kenya 50-0 Senegal Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool B (1st-8th)
08.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Côte d'Ivoire 42-15 Botswana Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool C (9th-14th)
08.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Ghana 43-12 Mauritius Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool D (9th-14th)
08.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Madagascar 53-7 Nigeria Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool A (1st-8th)
08.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Zimbabwe 19-7 Zambia Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool A (1st-8th)
08.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Uganda 52-12 Senegal Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool B (1st-8th)
08.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Kenya 33-0 Namibia Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool B (1st-8th)

09.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Tunisia - Botswana Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool C (9th-14th)
09.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Morocco - Ghana Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool D (9th-14th)
09.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Zambia - Nigeria Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool A (1st-8th)
09.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Zimbabwe - Madagascar Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool A (1st-8th)
09.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Namibia - Senegal Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool B (1st-8th)
09.11 Brakpan (South Africa) Kenya - Uganda Olympic Games Qualifier Africa, Pool B (1st-8th)

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

Oceania

08.11 Suva (Fiji) Tonga 34-5 Nauru Olympic Games Qualifier Oceania, Pool N
08.11 Suva (Fiji) Australia 66-0 American Samoa Olympic Games Qualifier Oceania, Pool C
08.11 Suva (Fiji) Solomon Islands 21-14 Cook Islands Olympic Games Qualifier Oceania, Pool B
08.11 Suva (Fiji) Samoa 47-0 Tuvalu Olympic Games Qualifier Oceania, Pool B
08.11 Suva (Fiji) Japan 17-14 New Zealand Olympic Games Qualifier Oceania, Pool A
08.11 Suva Fiji 66-0 New Caledonia Olympic Games Qualifier Oceania, Pool A
08.11 Suva (Fiji) Vanuatu 19-14 Nauru Olympic Games Qualifier Oceania, Pool C
08.11 Suva (Fiji) Australia 24-0 Tonga Olympic Games Qualifier Oceania, Pool C
08.11 Suva (Fiji) Papua New Guinea 24-12 Solomon Islands Olympic Games Qualifier Oceania, Pool B
08.11 Suva (Fiji) Samoa 41-0 Cook Islands Olympic Games Qualifier Oceania, Pool B
08.11 Suva (Fiji) Japan 31-0 Niue Olympic Games Qualifier Oceania, Pool A
08.11 Suva Fiji 21-15 New Zealand Olympic Games Qualifier Oceania, Pool A

09.11 Suva Fiji - Japan Oceania 7s International Final
09.11 Suva (Fiji) Samoa - Australia Olympic Games Qualifier Oceania, Final
09.11 Suva (Fiji) Papua New Guinea - Tonga Oceania 7s 5th Place Match
09.11 Suva (Fiji) Loser Samoa/Australia - Loser Fiji/Japan Oceania 7s 3rd Place Match
09.11 Suva (Fiji) Winner Fiji/Japan - Winner Samoa/Australia Oceania 7s Final

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

Update 9/11: Australia defeat Samoa to book their place in Tokyo. Samoa return to the repechages: https://www.samoaobserver.ws/category/s ... rtb9vUKY_w

Today's live-feed for Africa: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2272231 ... =593978437
Update: Kenya qualify: http://ragahouse.com/news/item/kenya-7s ... ofZrpm72rU

Update 10/11: Chinese women qualify for Tokyo. I've always suspect that was their main focus for the time being. & this development could be huge for rugby, as it will certainly put the game on the map for the world's most populous nation.
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby mcruic » Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 23:30

Just a note - contrary to what has been written elsewhere, the Japan "Sevens Development Squad" is actually their national team - all the players from the World Series (men and women) are in the squad.

The "Canada national team" (in the women's section) is actually the Development Squad (Maple Leafs).
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Vova12 » Sat, 09 Nov 2019, 09:07

While Spanish comrades are sleeping :D ... Tournament in Elche . I did not find a topic about Sevens tournaments, so post it in world series.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 09 Nov 2019, 09:30

Unfortunately the feed broke...

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Vova12 » Sat, 09 Nov 2019, 09:46

Everything is working ! You can watch! 8-)
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby 4N » Sat, 09 Nov 2019, 12:40

Australia qualify for the Olympics, Samoa go to repechage.

American Samoa had some ups and downs but finished with a strong win over Cook Islands.

From what I saw Japan used an all Japanese squad except for former NZ Maori rep Colin Bourke so good results for them.

Tuvalu 12 - 7 New Caledonia
Nauru 22 - 14 Vanuatu
Solomon Islands 35 - 5 American Samoa
New Zealand 64 - 0 Cook Islands
Vanuatu 24 - 7 New Caledonia
Tuvalu 17 - 12 Nauru
American Samoa 34 - 0 Cook Islands
New Zealand 39 - 7 Solomon Islands
Fiji 33 - 0 Japan
Australia 19 - 12 Samoa
Tonga 31 - 0 PNG
Japan 26 - 21 Samoa
Fiji 7 - 22 Australia

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 09 Nov 2019, 17:12

China just beat Russia in Elche :shock:

I know this Russia is what it was two years ago, but they ran Wales close as well earlier in the day (31-26).

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Vova12 » Sat, 09 Nov 2019, 17:49

If are interested in my opinion, then iwould forbid sevens at all as an uninteresting sport that has nothing to do with rugby.
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Vova12 » Sat, 09 Nov 2019, 18:07

Half of players from second league. Navskaya Zastava and VVA Academy ...
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Thomas » Mon, 11 Nov 2019, 04:54

RESULTS from Nicaragua 7's Tournament

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Edgar » Mon, 11 Nov 2019, 17:09

Edgar wrote:Update 10/11: Chinese women qualify for Tokyo. I've always suspect that was their main focus for the time being. & this development could be huge for rugby, as it will certainly put the game on the map for the world's most populous nation.


& second biggest economy. :roll: Women's sevens was always going to be China's best chance for short term success in the game, and their involvement at the Olympics in neighboring Japan might just be the beginning of something really big.

Hosting the Asian qualifying tournament in the southern city of Guangzhou, China defeated South Korea 49-0, Hong Kong 42-7 and Sri Lanka 55-0, before thumping Thailand 34-0 in the semi-finals and Hong Kong again, 33-0 in the final.

Japan have already qualified as Olympic host nation, while Hong Kong and Kazakhstan will receive a second chance at the global repechage tournament. The Asian men's qualifiers take place in South Korea later this month.

Meanwhile, Australia's men qualified from the Oceania tournament in Fiji last weekend, defeating Samoa 19-12 in the decisive match. They also won the tournament with a 22-7 defeat of the host nation in the Cup final. The luckless Samoans will now return to the repechage tournament, where they were beaten by Spain in a very tight final four years ago.

Elsewhere, Kenya's men grabbed their spot, predictably enough, hammering Uganda 29-0 in the final of the African qualifiers in Brakpan, just outside of Johannesburg. Uganda will be joined at the global repechage tournament by Zimbabwe, who beat Madagascar 24-7 in the third place playoff.

Ten teams have now qualified for the men's competition: Japan as hosts, defending champions Fiji, USA, New Zealand and South Africa through the World Series, and Great Britain, Argentina and Canada, who all came through their respective regional qualification tournaments.

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