Rugby sevens at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Rugby sevens
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
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Rugby sevens pictogram
VenueTokyo Stadium
Dates26–31 July 2021
No. of events2
Competitors288 from 16 nations
← 2016
2024 →

Rugby sevens at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo took place from 26 July to 31 July 2021 at the Tokyo Stadium. 24 teams (12 each for men and women) competed in the tournament.[1][2][3][4][5] The dates were modified due to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 games as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Competition

The men's and women's rugby sevens competitions took place at Tokyo Stadium, a 2019 Rugby World Cup host venue. The men's sessions took place July 26–28 with the women's sessions happening July 29–31, 2021.

Changes

In a reverse to the 2016 schedule, the men's competition was played first over three days from July 27–29 with the women's competition taking place from July 30 through August 1 and culminating with the gold medal session.

There were two sessions on each competition day. The morning session kicked-off at 9 AM JST and ran until midday JST and the evening session began at 4:30 PM and finished at 7 PM. The medal matches took place in the evening sessions.[6]

Qualification summary

Nation Men's Women's Athletes
 Argentina Yes 12
 Australia Yes Yes 24
 Brazil Yes 12
 Canada Yes Yes 24
 China Yes 12
 Fiji Yes Yes 24
 France Yes 12
 Great Britain Yes Yes 24
 Ireland Yes 12
 Kenya Yes Yes 24
 Japan Yes Yes 24
 New Zealand Yes Yes 24
 ROC Yes 12
 South Africa Yes 12
 South Korea Yes 12
 United States Yes Yes 24
Total: 16 NOCs 12 12 288

Men's

Event Dates Location Quotas Qualifier
Host nation 1  Japan
2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series 30 November 2018 – 2 June 2019 Various 4  Fiji
 United States
 New Zealand
 South Africa
2019 South American Qualifying Tournament 29–30 June 2019 Chile Santiago 1  Argentina
2019 RAN Sevens 6–7 July 2019 Cayman Islands George Town 1  Canada
2019 European Qualifying Tournament 13–14 July 2019 France Colomiers 1  Great Britain[note 1]
2019 Oceania Sevens Championship 7–9 November 2019 Fiji Suva 1  Australia
2019 Africa Men's Sevens 8–9 November 2019 South Africa Johannesburg 1  Kenya
2019 Asian Qualifying Tournament 23–24 November 2019 South Korea Incheon 1  South Korea
2020 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament 19–20 June 2021  Monaco 1  Ireland[note 2]
Total 12

Women's

Event Dates Location Quotas Qualifier
Host nation 1  Japan
2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 20 October 2018 – 16 June 2019 Various 4  New Zealand
 United States
 Canada
 Australia
2019 South American Qualifying Tournament 1–2 June 2019 Peru Lima 1  Brazil
2019 RAN Women's Sevens 6–7 July 2019 Cayman Islands George Town 0[note 3]
2019 European Qualifying Tournament 13–14 July 2019 Russia Kazan 1  Great Britain[note 1]
2019 Africa Women's Sevens 12–13 October 2019 Tunisia Jemmal 1  Kenya[note 4]
2019 Oceania Women's Sevens Championship 7–9 November 2019 Fiji Suva 1  Fiji
2019 Asian Qualifying Tournament 9–10 November 2019 China Guangzhou 1  China
2020 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament 19–20 June 2021  Monaco 2[note 3]  France
ROC
Total 12
  • Notes:
  1. ^ a b Great Britain earned qualification through England's placement as they were nominated as the country to earn qualification for Great Britain. However, they will be able to select players from Scotland and Wales.
  2. ^ The Irish rugby union teams represent the entire island of Ireland, and when representing the IRFU fly the four provinces flag of the IRFU as  Ireland. In the Olympic Games, however, they represent the Olympic Council of Ireland, and therefore play under the national flag of (the Republic of) Ireland. Northern Ireland players are, however, eligible to represent the team regardless of flag (according to the Good Friday Agreement, people who are born in Northern Ireland with Irish or British lineage can automatically obtain the nationality of (the Republic of) Ireland).
  3. ^ a b With both the United States and Canada advancing to the tournament through securing top four slots in the 2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series, the spot for the RAN champions was re-allocated to the Final Olympic Qualification Tournament, which will now see two teams qualify for the Olympic Games.
  4. ^ South Africa won the qualifying tournament but declined their spot due to a policy against accepting spots from continental tournaments. Kenya, as runners-up, qualified instead.[7]

Competition schedule

Legend
P Pool Stage PM Placing Matches ¼ Quarter-Finals ½ Semi-Finals B Bronze Medal Match F Gold Medal Match
Schedule[8][9]
Date Jul 26 Jul 27 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul 30 Jul 31
Event M E M E M E M E M E M E
Men's P PM ¼ PM ½ PM B F
Women's P PM ¼ PM ½ PM B F

Medal summary

Medal table

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 New Zealand1102
2 Fiji1012
3 France0101
4 Argentina0011
Totals (4 entries)2226

Winners

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's tournament
details
 Fiji  New Zealand  Argentina
Women's tournament
details
 New Zealand  France  Fiji

Men's competition

Group stage

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 99 31 +68 9 Quarter-finals
2  Argentina 3 2 0 1 99 54 +45 7
3  Australia 3 1 0 2 73 48 +25 5
4  South Korea 3 0 0 3 10 148 −138 3
Source: Tokyo 2020 and World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Fiji 3 3 0 0 85 40 +45 9 Quarter-finals
2  Great Britain 3 2 0 1 65 33 +32 7
3  Canada 3 1 0 2 50 64 −14 5
4  Japan (H) 3 0 0 3 31 94 −63 3
Source: Tokyo 2020 and World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  South Africa 3 3 0 0 64 31 +33 9 Quarter-finals
2  United States 3 2 0 1 50 48 +2 7
3  Ireland 3 1 0 2 43 59 −16 5
4  Kenya 3 0 0 3 26 45 −19 3
Updated to match(es) played on 26 July 2021. Source: Tokyo 2020 and World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.

Knockout stage

Medal playoff

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
          
 
27 July – Tokyo Stadium
 
 
 New Zealand21
 
28 July – Tokyo Stadium
 
 Canada10
 
 New Zealand29
 
27 July – Tokyo Stadium
 
 Great Britain7
 
 Great Britain26
 
28 July – Tokyo Stadium
 
 United States21
 
 New Zealand12
 
27 July – Tokyo Stadium
 
 Fiji27
 
 South Africa14
 
28 July – Tokyo Stadium
 
 Argentina19
 
 Argentina14
 
27 July – Tokyo Stadium
 
 Fiji26 Bronze medal match
 
 Fiji19
 
28 July – Tokyo Stadium
 
 Australia0
 
 Great Britain12
 
 
 Argentina17
 

Women's competition

Group stage

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 88 28 +60 9 Quarter-finals
2  Great Britain 3 2 0 1 66 38 +28 7
3 ROC 3 1 0 2 47 59 −12 5
4  Kenya 3 0 0 3 19 95 −76 3
Source: Tokyo 2020 and World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 3 0 0 83 10 +73 9 Quarter-finals
2  Fiji 3 2 0 1 72 29 +43 7
3  Canada 3 1 0 2 45 57 −12 5
4  Brazil 3 0 0 3 10 114 −104 3
Source: Tokyo 2020 and World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 3 0 0 59 33 +26 9 Quarter-finals
2  Australia 3 2 0 1 86 24 +62 7
3  China 3 1 0 2 53 54 −1 5
4  Japan (H) 3 0 0 3 7 94 −87 3
Source: Tokyo 2020 and World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host

Knockout stage

Medal playoff

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
          
 
30 July – Tokyo Stadium
 
 
 New Zealand36
 
31 July – Tokyo Stadium
 
 ROC0
 
 New Zealand (a.e.t.)22
 
30 July – Tokyo Stadium
 
 Fiji17
 
 Fiji14
 
31 July – Tokyo Stadium
 
 Australia12
 
 New Zealand26
 
30 July – Tokyo Stadium
 
 France12
 
 United States12
 
31 July – Tokyo Stadium
 
 Great Britain21
 
 Great Britain19
 
30 July – Tokyo Stadium
 
 France26 Bronze medal match
 
 France24
 
31 July – Tokyo Stadium
 
 China10
 
 Fiji21
 
 
 Great Britain12
 

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Tokyo 2020: Rugby". Archived from the original on 18 September 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Sevens Olympic pathway confirmed for 2020". Archived from the original on 12 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Next Up for Sevens: Tokyo Olympics 2020". Archived from the original on 12 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Dubai Rugby Sevens to kick-off competition for 2020 Tokyo Olympics". Archived from the original on 12 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Schedule confirmed for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Rugby Sevens". USA Rugby. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Kenya qualify for Tokyo 2020 despite Rugby Africa Women's Sevens final defeat". www.insidethegames.biz. 13 October 2019. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
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  9. ^ "Rugby Competition Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.

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