Rugby sevens at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification

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Twelve teams qualify for men's rugby sevens at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Japan automatically qualifies as host, with the top four teams of the 2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series securing their spots. Afterwards, qualification is determined with each of the six continental confederations determining a representative, and the remaining qualification spot determined through an international sevens tournament to be determined.[1][2]

Table[edit]

Event Dates Location Quotas Qualifier
Host 7 September 2013 N/A 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
2019 RAN Sevens 6–7 July 2019 Cayman Islands George Town 1
2019 European Qualifying Tournament 13–14 July 2019 France Colomiers 1
2019 Oceania Sevens Championship 7–9 November 2019 Fiji Suva 1
2019 Africa Men's Sevens 9–10 November 2019 South Africa Johannesburg 1
2019 Asian Qualifying Tournament 23–24 November 2019 South Korea Incheon 1
2020 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament June 2020 1
Total 12

2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series[edit]

As a principal route for the tournament, four places will be determined by performance in the series over ten tournaments.[3]

2018–19 Core Teams
Pos
Event 
Team

Dubai

Cape Town

Ham­ilton

Sydney

Las Vegas

Van­couver

Hong Kong

Singa­pore

London

Paris
Points
total
1  Fiji 13 22 22 15 12 17 22 19 22 22 186
2  United States 19 19 19 19 22 15 17 15 17 15 177
3  New Zealand 22 15 17 22 17 13 12 12 13 19 162
4  South Africa 12 17 15 13 10 22 10 22 10 17 148
5  England[a] 17 13 8 17 13 12 10 17 2 5 114
6  Samoa 8 7 12 3 19 10 15 13 8 12 107
7  Australia 15 10 10 12 10 8 5 10 19 5 104
8  France 7 5 2 10 1 19 19 8 15 13 99
9  Argentina 10 8 5 8 15 10 13 10 5 10 94
10  Scotland[a] 10 10 13 1 8 5 8 7 7 3 72
11  Canada 5 5 10 5 3 7 1 5 10 8 59
12  Spain 5 12 5 10 7 3 3 2 1 1 49
13  Kenya 1 3 7 1 5 1 5 3 1 10 37
14  Wales[a] 3 2 1 5 2 5 2 5 5 1 31
15  Japan 2 1 1 7 1 2 7 1 3 2 27
  • Notes:
  1. ^ a b c By agreement between the three unions on the island of Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales), England, as highest finisher among those nations in the 2017–18 series, represents Great Britain in qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Sevens.[4] The final make-up of the Great Britain men's team will be determined by the British Olympic Association.

Africa[edit]

Rugby Africa will hold the 2019 Africa Men's Sevens on 9–10 November 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa[5], with two 2018 regional tournaments serving as a qualifier for the final tournament. South Africa qualified through a top 4 finish in the World Rugby Sevens Series.

2018 Africa Regional Sevens – West[edit]

Eight teams competed on 15–16 September in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, with Ivory Coast eligible for the 2019 Africa Men's Sevens.[6]

Teams
Pool Stage
Pool A
Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Ivory Coast 3 3 0 0 65 12 +53 9
 Burkina Faso 3 2 0 1 59 24 +35 7
 Mali 3 1 0 2 20 37 –17 5
 Guinea 3 0 0 3 10 81 –71 3
15 September 2018
11:00
Ivory Coast  26–0  Guinea


15 September 2018
11:22
Burkina Faso  12–0  Mali


15 September 2018
12:50
Ivory Coast  20–5  Mali


15 September 2018
13:12
Burkina Faso  40–5  Guinea


15 September 2018
14:40
Ivory Coast  19–7  Burkina Faso


15 September 2018
15:02
Mali  15–5  Guinea

Pool B
Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Nigeria 3 3 0 0 72 0 +72 9
 Algeria 3 2 0 1 32 17 +15 7
 Niger 3 1 0 2 19 48 –29 5
 Benin 3 0 0 3 14 72 –58 3
15 September 2018
11:44
Nigeria  26–0  Niger


15 September 2018
12:06
Algeria  17–7  Benin


15 September 2018
13:34
Nigeria  36–0  Benin


15 September 2018
13:56
Algeria  15–0  Niger


15 September 2018
15:24
Nigeria  10–0  Algeria


15 September 2018
15:46
Benin  7–19  Niger

Knockout stage

Plate

 
Semi-finalsPlate Final
 
      
 
16 September - 10:00
 
 
 Niger22
 
16 September - 11:50
 
 Guinea0
 
 Niger5
 
16 September - 10:22
 
 Mali10
 
 Mali5
 
 
 Benin0
 
Seventh place
 
 
16 September - 11:28
 
 
 Guinea0
 
 
 Benin24

Africa Sevens Qualification

 
Semi-finalsCup/Africa Sevens Qualification
 
      
 
16 September - 10:44
 
 
 Ivory Coast10
 
16 September - 12:34
 
 Algeria7
 
 Ivory Coast22
 
16 September - 11:06
 
 Nigeria17
 
 Nigeria17
 
 
 Burkina Faso7
 
Third place
 
 
16 September - 12:12
 
 
 Algeria0
 
 
 Burkina Faso29

2018 Africa Regional Sevens – Centre[edit]

Four teams competed in a tournament from 29-30 September in Bujumbura, Burundi.[6]

Teams
Pool Stage
Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 3 3 0 0 67 10 +57 9
 Congo 3 2 0 1 31 34 -3 7
 Lesotho 3 1 0 2 52 45 +7 5
 Burundi 3 0 0 3 22 83 –61 3
29 September 2018
10:00
Burundi  0-40  Lesotho


29 September 2018
10:22
Democratic Republic of the Congo  10-0  Congo


29 September 2018
10:44
Burundi  17-19  Congo


29 September 2018
12:06
Democratic Republic of the Congo  33-5  Lesotho


29 September 2018
13:28
Burundi  5-24  Democratic Republic of the Congo


29 September 2018
13:50
Congo  12-5  Lesotho

Knockout Stage
 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
30 September - 10:00
 
 
 Democratic Republic of the Congo10
 
30 September - 12:16
 
 Burundi7
 
 Democratic Republic of the Congo15
 
30 September - 10:22
 
 Lesotho5
 
 Congo0
 
 
 Lesotho17
 
3rd Place
 
 
30 September - 11:44
 
 
 Burundi0
 
 
 Congo14

2019 Africa Men's Sevens[edit]

Teams

Asia[edit]

Asia Rugby will hold a tournament on 23–24 November 2019 in Incheon, South Korea.[7] Japan have already qualified for the 2020 Summer olympics as host.

Europe[edit]

Rugby Europe will hold a tournament on 13–14 July 2019 in Colomiers, France.[8]

North America[edit]

Rugby Americas North will hold the 2019 RAN Sevens on 6–7 July 2019 at George Town, Cayman Islands.[9] The United States qualified through a top 4 finish in the World Rugby Sevens Series.

Pool A
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Bermuda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Barbados 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pool B
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Jamaica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Guyana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Cayman Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Knockout stage
 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
7 July – 9:30 – Truman Bodden Sports Complex
 
 
1st Pool A
 
7 July – 12:48 – Truman Bodden Sports Complex
 
4th Pool B
 
 
 
7 July – 9:52 – Truman Bodden Sports Complex
 
 
 
2nd Pool B
 
7 July – 16:30 – Truman Bodden Sports Complex
 
3rd Pool A
 
 
 
7 July – 10:14 – Truman Bodden Sports Complex
 
 
 
2nd Pool A
 
7 July – 13:10 – Truman Bodden Sports Complex
 
3rd Pool B
 
 
 
7 July – 10:36 – Truman Bodden Sports Complex
 
 Third place
 
1st Pool B
 
7 July – 17:14 – Truman Bodden Sports Complex
 
4th Pool A
 
 
 
 
 
 

Oceania[edit]

Oceania Rugby will hold the 2019 Oceania Sevens Championship on 7–9 November 2019 at Suva, Fiji.[10] Fiji and New Zealand have already qualified through a top 4 finish in the World Rugby Sevens Series.

South America[edit]

Sudamérica Rugby will hold a tournament on 29–30 June 2019 in Santiago, Chile.[11]

Olympic qualification event[edit]

At a date and venue to be determined in 2020, two runners-up from each of the six tournaments will play at a twelve-team qualification tournament, with the winner advancing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Rugby and IOC confirm rugby sevens qualification process for Tokyo 2020". insidethegames.biz. 19 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  2. ^ "QUALIFICATION SYSTEM – GAMES OF THE XXXII OLYMPIAD – TOKYO 2020" (PDF). World Rugby. 14 September 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Schedule confirmed for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2019". World Rugby. 7 June 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Sevens Olympic pathway confirmed for 2020". England Rugby. 17 September 2018. Archived from the original on 12 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Nigeria Rugby Sevens to play in 2020 Olympic qualifiers". Rugby Africa. 30 April 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Regional Sevens 2018". Rugby Africa. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  7. ^ "2020 도쿄 올림픽 남자 럭비 아시아 지역예선(7인제) 한국 개최 안내" (in Korean). Korea Rugby Union. 10 January 2019. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Rugby Europe Competitions Calendar 2018/2019" (PDF). Rugby Europe. 28 March 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Cayman Islands and Barbados to play host to 2019 RAN Competitions". Rugby Americas North. 13 February 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Rugby sevens regional qualifiers confirmed for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". Oceania Rugby. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  11. ^ "El Camino Olímpico Tiene Fechas" (in Spanish). Sudamérica Rugby. 1 April 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2019.