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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Edgar » Sat, 21 Dec 2019, 07:06

No quarterfinals in Hamilton. Apparently they want to make the group stages more cut-throat. But that's 4 exciting games they've eliminated from the program. :thumbdown:

According to the format on World 7s Series official portal, winners of each pool will proceed directly to the semifinals. The winner in Pool A will tackle pool D winners while Pool C and B winners will meet in the first semi-final. This format has been common in the Junior 15s games.

The winners of the semis will head to the finals as the losers meet in the Bronze finals. New Zealand Head Coach Clark Laidlaw believes with the new format, each pool match will be important to the participating teams.


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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby victorsra » Sat, 21 Dec 2019, 13:29

I must say I like the idea. They are making the groups phase a thrilling with no mistakes allowed. But amateurish from WR to:
1 - not officialy anounce changes
2 - not having a pattern

This devalues the series.
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Sat, 21 Dec 2019, 15:53

Would NOT it better to discuss never-ending format innovations in this thread?
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2838

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Edgar » Mon, 23 Dec 2019, 08:06

victorsra wrote:I must say I like the idea. They are making the groups phase a thrilling with no mistakes allowed. But amateurish from WR to:
1 - not officialy anounce changes
2 - not having a pattern

This devalues the series.


I just wonder if the World Cup may have set a precedent by canceling games. Of course, they had no choice, but now are organizers of other tournaments going to start doing the same willy-nilly any time there is an inconvenience. Apparently the quarters were axed from the Hamilton 7s because it will include a women's tournament for the first time and they did not want to extend the duration of the event from two days to three. This is taking a big chunk out of the program - and what about the play-offs for 5th and 7th, etc? Isn't that still part of 7s? & Just think, the Boks would never have won the World Cup had the organizers been forced to cancel the quarterfinals as well, hypothetically-speaking :roll:

According to Rapport newspaper, players and coaches are furious about this and want to file an official grievance against World Rugby with the International Court of Sport Arbitration (CAS).

https://rugbyrocks.com/sevens-series-fo ... 8jO66XLNJs

(Incidentally, Rapport also reporting today that the SA government has published a bill that will ‘nationalise’ all sports bodies, including SA Rugby):

https://www.netwerk24.com/Nuus/Politiek ... 2fWW6ELtmY

Fiji Sun reports a lot of angry comments on social media as well, many pointing out the hosts have a relatively easy group and this plays into their hands. I was fairly impressed with what I saw of the US in SA, however, and wouldn't put it past them to upset the Kiwis. Now wouldn't that be ironic . . . ? :roll:

Meanwhile, this report out of Fiji openly refers to the 6th Rapid Rugby franchise as "China BOP," seeming to confirm it will be a Shanghai-based team with major input from NZ's Bay of Plenty province.

The Fijian Latui will take on China BOP in their first Global Rapid Rugby clash of the new season on the 14th of March at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/sports/rugby ... ded-squad/

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Edgar » Tue, 24 Dec 2019, 08:13

Hamilton Sevens saga continues:

World Rugby has made a big mistake by changing the format - Baber
https://fijivillage.com/sport/World-Rug ... 2RwvUpajdc

Rebellion threat as World Rugby changes sevens format
https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/sev ... KeTaBZF8V8

& many, many more . . .

Meanwhile, USA speedster Perry Baker has made it into the Guinness World record book for the highest number of clean breaks made in the World Rugby 7s series tournaments. https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/sports/perry ... UEjY9CrGNk

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 24 Dec 2019, 11:05

I am shocked how uninformed rugby news pages are. The Olympic qualification is already finished apart from the repechage and this has nothing to do with the World Series. 18/19 counted for it.
That's a simple google search
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_s ... r_Olympics
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 24 Dec 2019, 11:14

It isn't about Olympic qualifying but seeding.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby RugbyLiebe » Sat, 28 Dec 2019, 07:19

Armchair Fan wrote:It isn't about Olympic qualifying but seeding.



"They fear it will affect their Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification hopes"
Hope somebody tells stuff.co.nz
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby NaBUru38 » Mon, 30 Dec 2019, 10:52

Removing quarter-finals is terrible.

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Edgar » Sat, 04 Jan 2020, 17:33

NaBUru38 wrote:

Removing quarter-finals is terrible.


Indeed!

Just looking at the Olympic 7s situation. Reduced from 16 teams to 12, apparently. It was great to see Fiji win last time but hopefully we'll see a more competitive tournament in Japan. So far, apart from the hosts and defending champions, NZ, SA, US, UK, Argentina, Canada, Australia, Kenya & Korea have confirmed their spots, with the repechage to be played for the final berth in June - just a couple of months before the Olympics themselves. Japan, Australia, Fiji, NZ, UK, US, Kenya, Canada, Brazil & China are through to the women's event. 2 further teams will qualify from the repechage in June.

Meanwhile, thumbs up for this initiative: :thumbup:

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How Sydney 7s will be used to generate funds for bush-fire relief

Each try scored by Australia’s 7s teams during the Sydney 7s will see $500 (Ksh.s 50477) donated to Australia’s bushfire relief appeal.

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle announced on Saturday the 2020 Sydney and Super Rugby will be used to raise funds for the relief.

“Our annual HSBC Sydney 7s tournament is being played on the first weekend in February at Bankwest Stadium, and today we are launching a series of fundraising initiatives by pledging $500 for each try scored by our men’s and women’s teams at the tournament for the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Appeal,” Raelene Castle Rugby AU.

“We are also working with our counterparts both here in Australia and internationally to establish other fundraising opportunities with the Super Rugby season set to kick off at the end of this month”

“It is in difficult times like this that rugby’s global community can use its enormous strength and reach to help make a difference for people in need. We are looking at any means possible that we can lend some support to those communities who need it most.”


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Fiji not happy with Hamilton format but will have to align themselves - O'Connor: https://fijisun.com.fj/2019/12/26/7s-call-up-game/

This 7s news site doesn't appear to have been updated since last August: https://planet7s.com/category/world-series/ :?

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Tue, 07 Jan 2020, 18:14

Map of the World 7s Challenger teams

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Wed, 08 Jan 2020, 19:28

In Italy the Federation is aiming to create a national 7s circuit. Now there are just some spared summer tournaments created spontaneously by the clubs.
"This is a sort of 'year zero': in this season we are just going to use the already existing summer tournaments, but connecting them all with a general classification and trying to make them more competitive and not just-for-fun. For the next future the aim is to bring italian 7s to an upper level: this format is an Olympic sport and its status deserves more effort and more respect", they said more or less

https://rugbymeet.com/it/news/seven/rug ... zionale-7s

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Pichulonko » Wed, 08 Jan 2020, 23:01

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The first leg of the inaugural World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series will be played in Estadio Sausalito in Viña del Mar, Chile 15-16 February, 2020

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby germanbullsfan » Thu, 09 Jan 2020, 06:35

In Italy the Federation is aiming to create a national 7s circuit. Now there are just some spared summer tournaments created spontaneously by the clubs.
"This is a sort of 'year zero': in this season we are just going to use the already existing summer tournaments, but connecting them all with a general classification and trying to make them more competitive and not just-for-fun. For the next future the aim is to bring italian 7s to an upper level: this format is an Olympic sport and its status deserves more effort and more respect", they said more or less

https://rugbymeet.com/it/news/seven/rug ... zionale-7s


That means , that Germanys chances of Qualification getting smaller and smaller every year , time for them to deliver this year

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Thu, 09 Jan 2020, 12:17

At the moment they are just words, intentions; it's not certain they will be able to create a proper and meaningful national circuit and it's not certain that that circuit will boost the national team.
I hope, of course; I'd like to have a national 7s championship, but the way to see it realized is still long

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Edgar » Fri, 10 Jan 2020, 21:15

Canalina wrote:In Italy the Federation is aiming to create a national 7s circuit. Now there are just some spared summer tournaments created spontaneously by the clubs.


Huzzah!

I've been saying for years this is what Italy needs. 7s is the ideal vehicle to develop back play. I'm old enough to remember when New Zealand had pretty ordinary backs and got shredded by a young Campo, as well as Gerber & co when the Cavaliers visited SA. What changed? The Hong Kong 7s began to appear on our TV screens, and in this manner we discovered some surprising new talent. Henceforth the NZRFU stopped sending invitational sides and made it a priority, and by the dawn of the professional age we had turned the tables on our test match rivals in this regard, with many of our game-breakers out wide having cut their teeth in the abbreviated code.

Meanwhile, the Coral Coast 7s are coming up in Fiji next weekend, including teams from abroad:

The USA Men’s Falcons — a developmental side of the senior Men’s National Team 7s — have been named for the McDonald’s Coral Coast 7s taking place January 16-17 (based on Eastern time) in Sigatoka, Fiji.
The tournament itself will be held at Lawaqa Park and features 44 invitational teams across men’s, women’s and youth events. A total of 16 teams make up the men’s sector.
Led by senior USA Men’s Sevens assistant coach Phil Greening, the Falcons will face Natadra, Tabadamu and the Stallions in Pool C starting at 4:36 PM ET on Thursday, January 16. Matches are streamed LIVE on the tournament’s Facebook page at facebook.com/FijisCoralCoast7s.
Captained by Cody Melphy, the 12-player roster features three new faces in Gavan D’Amore Morrison, Aaron Gray and Malacchi Esdale who were all identified in 2019.


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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 13:06

Today and tomorrow the test games between Italy, Spain and Germany, in Napoli, are shown live by this fb page, if some spanish or german fan is interested

https://www.facebook.com/NapoliRugby/ph ... =3&theater

Sunny but cold weather also in Naples

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 16:28

Sudamerica Rugby announced for today the live stream of the 7s Challenger Series draw, on World Rugby facebook, but I can't see anything

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 17:11

Vina del Mar pools. I think they have to be read from the top to the bottom (not from left to right)

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Pichulonko » Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 17:41

Lovely group for Chile I'm certainly pleased

On the other hand Uruguay got the shaft

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby germanbullsfan » Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 17:55

And Germany got the luck of the Draw , winning pool c is a must!

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Pichulonko » Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 18:03

I believe that only the group winners advance to the knock-out stage

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 18:45

germanbullsfan wrote:And Germany got the luck of the Draw , winning pool c is a must!

Yes, you wish...

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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby victorsra » Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 18:58

A: Japan, Tonga, Portugal, Uruguay
B: Hong Kong, Jamaica, PNG, Colombia
C: Germany, Uganda, Italy, Paraguay
D: Chile, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Mexico
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Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby victorsra » Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 19:15

Canalina wrote:Vina del Mar pools. I think they have to be read from the top to the bottom (not from left to right)

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Incredible. They are reaching the bottom with such lazy comunications work. No even explaining it is vertical read.
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