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Rugby Sevens 2020 Discussion Thread

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il y a 6 minutes, NaBUru38 a dit :

Chile and Uruguay hosted the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_World_Rugby_Sevens_Challenger_Series_–_Men's_tour

 

Japan, Uruguay, Hong Kong, Chile, Germany, italy, Tonga and Jamaica were the top 8 teams, and qualified to the Hong Kong qualifier.

 

One hell of a final between Japan and Uruguay in Montevideo by the way  ...

0-0 at HT, 0-0 at FT, 0-0 at the end of the first ET, and eventually Japan snatching the win away from the locals after more than 25 minutes of play :yikes:

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8 minutes ago, NaBUru38 said:

Chile and Uruguay hosted the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_World_Rugby_Sevens_Challenger_Series_–_Men's_tour

 

Japan, Uruguay, Hong Kong, Chile, Germany, italy, Tonga and Jamaica were the top 8 teams, and qualified to the Hong Kong qualifier.

 

That's the results for only the Uruguay event, the eight teams to go to Hong Kong are

 

:JPN:HKG:GER:CHI:URU:TGA:UGA:ZIM

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il y a 11 minutes, JoshMartini007 a dit :

 

That's the results for only the Uruguay event, the eight teams to go to Hong Kong are

 

:JPN:HKG:GER:CHI:URU:TGA:UGA:ZIM

 

The postponement of the HK tournament will probably change the shape of this qualifier ...

Japan :JPN though didn't seem imperial, as one could have expected them to be, given their (unfair) extra World Series experience and their roster. The fact that the qualifier will now take place AFTER the Olympics could even strengthen the chances of their opponents, since their main target will be done by HK and considering how the Japanese program have been erratic these past four years ...

HK :HKG staying true to themselves, not very impressive but always in the last four, still lacking a tiny bit of something to get the win.

Germany :GER in the same vein : strong, physical, powerful, athletic ... you get it, not the most beautiful team but surely pragmatic ... well, German :) Could be the favorites this time.

Chile :CHI and Uruguay :URU my favorite sides, a fierce defense combined to a tonic attack, benefiting from their home support this time around.

Tonga :TGA close to the Samoan model, solid team but they have not yet performed as we could expect them to ...

And finally Uganda :UGA and Zimbabwe :ZIM, two athletic squads but much like PNG they lack some control over essential matters, especially Uganda which nearly lose all their line-outs ... crucial in this game.

 

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Rugby World Cup star Kenki Fukuoka gives up on bid to make Olympic sevens team

 

Rugby World Cup star Kenki Fukuoka will give priority to pursuing a medical career and abandon his bid to play sevens at the Tokyo Olympic Games next summer, a source said Saturday.

 

The 27-year-old, who is studying to become a doctor, had planned to bid farewell competitive rugby after the Tokyo Olympics.

 

But the one-year postponement of the games due to the coronavirus pandemic has reportedly made it too difficult to balance his studies with his rugby commitments.

 

The Japan Rugby Football Union has confirmed Fukuoka's departure from the Olympic practice squad.

 

The speedy winger emerged as one of the stars of last year's World Cup on home soil, scoring four tries and playing an instrumental role in Japan's historic run to the quarterfinals.

 

He was named man of the match as the Brave Blossoms defeated Scotland 28-21 in their final pool match to ensure their first-ever berth in the knockout stage of the tournament.

 

Fukuoka played sevens at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, where Japan finished fourth.

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World Rugby calls end to 2020 World Sevens Series. New Zealand :NZL have won both Men's and Women's World Sevens Series crowns.

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World Rugby has confirmed that the opening two rounds of the 2020/21 season of the World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai and Cape Town has been cancelled.

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22 minutes ago, rafalgorka said:

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/jul/29/uk-sports-minister-says-rugby-union-outside-elite-may-have-to-scrap-scrums

 

this is awkward,

 

At least in sevens it shouldn't be an issue, I sincerely hope.


In 7s you can easily restart by a tap off the ground.  But the problem for RU is that the game without scrums would basically be Rugby League....

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