Tier 2 & 3 Rugby Forum

Sevens World Series/7's News

Posts: 4393
Joined: Tue, 06 Oct 2015, 22:54
National Flag:
SpainSpain

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 18 Feb 2020, 22:29

There was some sort of call to tender, as Midi Olympique reported bids from Dublín, Biarritz, Monaco and Moscow, but the process wasn't publicly announced by World Rugby.

Posts: 7462
Joined: Thu, 17 Apr 2014, 02:51
Location: São Paulo
National Flag:
BrazilBrazil

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby victorsra » Tue, 18 Feb 2020, 23:30

IMO the best nation in the SWS should have the preference.
Brazilian Rugby News: www.portaldorugby.com.br

User avatar
Posts: 1372
Joined: Thu, 28 Apr 2016, 14:02
Location: Las Canteras, Uruguay
National Flag:
UruguayUruguay

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby NaBUru38 » Sat, 29 Feb 2020, 18:21

The USA Sevens starts today. The 16th team is South Korea.

User avatar
Posts: 3213
Joined: Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 16:57

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby 4N » Sat, 29 Feb 2020, 19:08

Spain beat England 22-5. Three tries by Pol Pla.

Posts: 5849
Joined: Sat, 05 Jul 2014, 02:44
National Flag:
AustraliaAustralia

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 01 Mar 2020, 04:52

I don't even know when the sevens are on, there's no promotion for any of the legs.

User avatar
Posts: 5905
Joined: Sun, 27 Apr 2014, 11:50
National Flag:
ItalyItaly

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Canalina » Sun, 01 Mar 2020, 07:19

4N wrote:Spain beat England 22-5. Three tries by Pol Pla.

And Kenya defeated Ireland 29-12
But then England and Ireland qualified to the main quarterfinals and Spain and Kenya didn't...

QF are
Fiji v England
Australia v Ireland
New Zealand v France
South Africa v Usa

User avatar
Posts: 1372
Joined: Thu, 28 Apr 2016, 14:02
Location: Las Canteras, Uruguay
National Flag:
UruguayUruguay

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby NaBUru38 » Sun, 01 Mar 2020, 15:14

We should celebrate that teams win each other circularly. It shows that there is parity.

Posts: 5849
Joined: Sat, 05 Jul 2014, 02:44
National Flag:
AustraliaAustralia

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby thatrugbyguy » Tue, 03 Mar 2020, 00:56

There was no crowd in Los Angeles. Was there any promotion for this thing? Las Vegas was wildly successful in comparison.

Posts: 705
Joined: Wed, 11 Jun 2014, 07:45
National Flag:
ArgentinaArgentina

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby carbonero » Wed, 04 Mar 2020, 16:32

Armchair Fan wrote:There was some sort of call to tender, as Midi Olympique reported bids from Dublín, Biarritz, Monaco and Moscow, but the process wasn't publicly announced by World Rugby.

The Olympic qualifier moves from Dublin to Santiago de Chile due to coronavirus concerns > https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/dep ... okio.shtml

Posts: 4393
Joined: Tue, 06 Oct 2015, 22:54
National Flag:
SpainSpain

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 04 Mar 2020, 18:08

IRFU claims it's for financial reasons...
https://www.the42.ie/irfu-ireland-olymp ... 7-Mar2020/

Posts: 4393
Joined: Tue, 06 Oct 2015, 22:54
National Flag:
SpainSpain

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 09 Mar 2020, 00:12

Spain reached Cup QF in Vancouver this weekend and this leaves Wales 20 points away from avoiding relegation with four tournaments to go... And it's not even a direct confrontation as Scotland, Kenya and Samoa could very well be in the mix as well.

Posts: 7462
Joined: Thu, 17 Apr 2014, 02:51
Location: São Paulo
National Flag:
BrazilBrazil

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby victorsra » Mon, 09 Mar 2020, 00:31

That's it. It is time for a GB team, please. Maybe it is up to Scotland now.
Brazilian Rugby News: www.portaldorugby.com.br

Posts: 2327
Joined: Sun, 20 Apr 2014, 16:57
Location: Leicester
National Flag:
Great BritainGreat Britain

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby sk 88 » Mon, 09 Mar 2020, 09:15

Going down to two would certainly make switching to GB for Olympic years easier, as we've seen this year that the guest spots are a bit fucked up by choosing to bias them towards the qualifiers if we were England and Scotland then in Olympic years we could be GB + extra guest team. Not a perfect solution but a step on the road and more likely to happen than some pie in the sky stuff.

Posts: 781
Joined: Mon, 03 Jun 2019, 19:53
National Flag:
New ZealandNew Zealand

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Edgar » Mon, 09 Mar 2020, 15:33

carbonero wrote:
Armchair Fan wrote:There was some sort of call to tender, as Midi Olympique reported bids from Dublín, Biarritz, Monaco and Moscow, but the process wasn't publicly announced by World Rugby.

The Olympic qualifier moves from Dublin to Santiago de Chile due to coronavirus concerns > https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/dep ... okio.shtml


That's a lucky break for the Samoans then. Ireland and France will be their main rivals for a spot at Tokyo and they'll stand a better chance on neutral ground. But on form it's not looking likely for the Pacific Islanders. Some of the teams have really come on over the past year or so, including Ireland and France themselves. But the big improvers have undoubtedly been the Aussies. It's good to see them back at the top of their game too, because it was basically Australia and Fiji who dominated the Hong Kong 7s back in the day, winning 4 titles each between the mid-70s and mid-80s, and really did a lot to pioneer the abbreviated code. Campo was a product of that era. Regrettably Samoa haven't kept up with the pace, despite having acquired the services of Kiwi maestro Gordon Tietjens (who has been coming in for some flak). Kenya has been another notable casualty.

Posts: 4393
Joined: Tue, 06 Oct 2015, 22:54
National Flag:
SpainSpain

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 17:00

Paris 7s are off according to Bernard Laporte
https://sport24.lefigaro.fr/rugby/fil-i ... les-996931

Posts: 7462
Joined: Thu, 17 Apr 2014, 02:51
Location: São Paulo
National Flag:
BrazilBrazil

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby victorsra » Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 18:14

Any news about the rest of the series? I think it is unlikely they will be able to finish it. Maybe they'll focus on the 2020-21 season?
Brazilian Rugby News: www.portaldorugby.com.br

Posts: 4393
Joined: Tue, 06 Oct 2015, 22:54
National Flag:
SpainSpain

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 18:27

As far as I know, they will still try to play Hong Kong and Singapore in October, although everybody realises it will be hard, and the start of the season is still expected for late November/early December as usual

Posts: 7462
Joined: Thu, 17 Apr 2014, 02:51
Location: São Paulo
National Flag:
BrazilBrazil

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby victorsra » Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 19:08

So they already gave up about London and Paris?
Brazilian Rugby News: www.portaldorugby.com.br

Posts: 4393
Joined: Tue, 06 Oct 2015, 22:54
National Flag:
SpainSpain

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 19:09

Yes, that's what I have understood.

Posts: 4393
Joined: Tue, 06 Oct 2015, 22:54
National Flag:
SpainSpain

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 30 Jun 2020, 08:18

Season finished. And guess what? No relegation for Wales and Germany fucked again!
https://twitter.com/WorldRugby7s/status ... 7003524096

Posts: 3569
Joined: Wed, 14 Oct 2015, 13:30
National Flag:
GermanyGermany

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 30 Jun 2020, 08:59

Armchair Fan wrote:Season finished. And guess what? No relegation for Wales and Germany fucked again!
https://twitter.com/WorldRugby7s/status ... 7003524096


Also no guest teams for the whole season, as Japan is made the 16th core team and not the 15th.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

Posts: 4393
Joined: Tue, 06 Oct 2015, 22:54
National Flag:
SpainSpain

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 30 Jun 2020, 09:04

Yes, that's why I said you were fucked again. No chance for World Series until at least December 2021.

Posts: 3569
Joined: Wed, 14 Oct 2015, 13:30
National Flag:
GermanyGermany

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 30 Jun 2020, 09:18

Armchair Fan wrote:Yes, that's why I said you were fucked again. No chance for World Series until at least December 2021.


I just rewatched the last minutes of the quarter-final in Montevideo, where Germany lost against Chile in a two minute over-time. Oh boy, was this ref shocking with three wrong ruck calls and one obstruction within 30 seconds (also shocking the bad kickoff directly into touch by Germany to be fair) :D

Ah well, we seem to like the drama :D

That much said, I don't see the Challenger Series happening this year, as well as the World Series anyway.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

Posts: 7462
Joined: Thu, 17 Apr 2014, 02:51
Location: São Paulo
National Flag:
BrazilBrazil

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby victorsra » Tue, 30 Jun 2020, 14:11

RugbyLiebe wrote:
Armchair Fan wrote:Season finished. And guess what? No relegation for Wales and Germany fucked again!
https://twitter.com/WorldRugby7s/status ... 7003524096


Also no guest teams for the whole season, as Japan is made the 16th core team and not the 15th.


Dont rush into conclusions. They said no relegations, but it is sti unclear if GB will go on or not. It can be anounced at any moment.
Brazilian Rugby News: www.portaldorugby.com.br

Posts: 4393
Joined: Tue, 06 Oct 2015, 22:54
National Flag:
SpainSpain

Re: Sevens World Series/7's News

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 30 Jun 2020, 15:49

World Rugby press release clearly describes Japan as the "sixteenth" core team, so I wouldn't hold my breath...

PreviousNext

Return to Rugby Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot] and 6 guests