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Re: 2020 Olympics

Postby victorsra » Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 17:22

Is Russia allowed to qualify to the Olympics in the Rugby Sevens?

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Re: 2020 Olympics

Postby johnbirch » Wed, 18 Mar 2020, 18:49

victorsra wrote:Is Russia allowed to qualify to the Olympics in the Rugby Sevens?

They took part in and hosted the Euro qualifier and - as things stand - they are still in the repechage

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Re: 2020 Olympics

Postby Canalina » Mon, 22 Jun 2020, 21:43

According to this brief article, the women Olympic qualifying repechage will be in june 2021 in Ireland

https://lapresse.tn/65335/rugby-en-prev ... afrique-d/

Four tunisian players were allowed to miss the first preparation stage because they're studying for the high school final exam.
The same article explains that Tunisia will host the Africa Cup (women 7s, I suppose) in 2021, 2022, 2023.
The 2021 edition will be in the month of October: "it will be a good preparation step for the Olympic repechage tournament" :?:

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Re: 2020 Olympics

Postby johnbirch » Tue, 23 Jun 2020, 17:08

Canalina wrote:According to this brief article, the women Olympic qualifying repechage will be in june 2021 in Ireland

https://lapresse.tn/65335/rugby-en-prev ... afrique-d/

Four tunisian players were allowed to miss the first preparation stage because they're studying for the high school final exam.
The same article explains that Tunisia will host the Africa Cup (women 7s, I suppose) in 2021, 2022, 2023.
The 2021 edition will be in the month of October: "it will be a good preparation step for the Olympic repechage tournament" :?:
Hard to trust information like that from some sources, but it sounds reasonsable (at least in regard to timing) as TBH its going to have to be as late as that if there is any hope of getting it in before the Games themselves, and everyone taking part - including Tunisia - will be wanting to get time for some tournament play in beforehand.

You do wonder, though, whether Ireland would host if they do not make the repechage (and that will be a tough ask). The most likely alternative will be France I think.

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Re: 2020 Olympics

Postby Canalina » Tue, 23 Jun 2020, 18:02

I checked (I didn't remember) and Ireland is part of the men's repechage. So, if this info by the Tunisian newspaper is true, the most natural deduction seems that Ireland will host men's and women's repechage in the same days

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Re: 2020 Olympics

Postby Thomas » Fri, 24 Jul 2020, 19:43

From Scrum queens:

Funding crisis for England Sevens
Major COVID-related financial losses are forcing the RFU to reconsider their funding priorities – and the professional sevens programme is under threat

https://www.scrumqueens.com/news/funding-crisis-england-sevens?fbclid=IwAR3RuNcYJP3hzAfA6JmweE8s_t8nJUjbFuBLINVp4NeIJ-5OUtL7IUfd6wI

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Re: 2020 Olympics

Postby Canalina » Thu, 06 Aug 2020, 07:38

Four years ago, on August 6th 2016, the Olympic rugby tournament in Rio started.
The website Olympic Channel has the videos of all the games of that edition
These are the medal ones

Women's bronze www.olympicchannel.com/en/video/detail/ ... 6-replays/

Women's gold www.olympicchannel.com/en/video/detail/ ... us-vs-nzl/

Men's bronze www.olympicchannel.com/en/video/detail/ ... pn-vs-rsa/

Men's gold www.olympicchannel.com/en/video/detail/ ... 6-replays/

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Re: 2020 Olympics

Postby Canalina » Mon, 10 Aug 2020, 07:01

An article from two months ago about a Welsh player asking for an as early as possible merging between Eng, Wal and Sco, before the 2021 Olympic Games

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union ... in-sevens/

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Re: 2020 Olympics

Postby victorsra » Mon, 10 Aug 2020, 23:07

For Welsh and Scottish women I guess it is good because they could become professionals. Wales and Scotland have no real plans for their women's sevens....

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Re: 2020 Olympics

Postby Canalina » Wed, 12 Aug 2020, 17:52

The Tokyo 2021 website dedicated an article to Alhambra Nievas, former top referee and now World Rugby refereeing responsible
She says also that NZ Selica Winiata is now in the international group of referees, I didn't know

https://tokyo2020.org/en/news/alhambra- ... e-olympics

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Re: 2020 Olympics

Postby snapper37 » Wed, 28 Oct 2020, 22:55

Heard a few rumours that Rugby Canada are considering not sending their athletes to Japan. Which has resulted in a few players are already talking to the 15's coach about switching programs and playing in the world cup. The plan is to travel to NZ a month before the world cup to quarantine and prepare for the tourney.

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Re: 2020 Olympics

Postby Canalina » Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 09:03

It would be a bad blow for experienced players like Farella, which I suppose kept playing all these last years with just Tokyo in mind

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Re: 2020 Olympics

Postby snapper37 » Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 18:49

Canalina wrote:It would be a bad blow for experienced players like Farella, which I suppose kept playing all these last years with just Tokyo in mind



She is exactly one of the girls that is in the mix to jump to 15's, Williams also.

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Re: 2020 Olympics

Postby Canalina » Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 06:27

As collateral effect (certainly not the worst one) this epidemia will create holes in the rolls of honor of the sport competitions. Maybe the Olympics next year can't be played, or maybe some team sports will have to be cancelled, or maybe they won't be cancelled but some teams will withdraw, like perhaps Canada rugby is mumbling to do. This will make the sport results of these years jagged and not completely meaningful. But of course this is not so important; the main thing is to defeat the virus, soon or later

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Re: 2020 Olympics

Postby snapper37 » Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 16:40

Canalina wrote:As collateral effect (certainly not the worst one) this epidemia will create holes in the rolls of honor of the sport competitions. Maybe the Olympics next year can't be played, or maybe some team sports will have to be cancelled, or maybe they won't be cancelled but some teams will withdraw, like perhaps Canada rugby is mumbling to do. This will make the sport results of these years jagged and not completely meaningful. But of course this is not so important; the main thing is to defeat the virus, soon or later



The virus is with us for ever now, just like the Spanish Flu (really it was started in USA) we won't beat it but will need to learn to live with it better. (not everyone will get the shot just as not everyone gets the flu shot)

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