Rugby sevens at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Rugby sevens at the 2018 Commonwealth Games was held on the Gold Coast, Australia from April 13 to 15.[1] The rugby sevens competition was held at Robina Stadium.[2] This is the sixth time that the men's competition was held, following rugby sevens's debut at the 1998 Games, with women's rugby sevens making its debut.[3] A total of sixteen men's and eight women's teams are scheduled to compete (312 athletes, at 12 per team plus one traveling reserve) in each respective tournament.[4]

Rugby sevens
at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Rugby sevens 2018 Commonwealth Games.svg
VenueRobina Stadium
Dates13–15 April 2018
Competitors312 from 16 nations
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Competition scheduleEdit

The following is the competition schedule for the Rugby sevens competitions:[5]

P Pool stage CM Classification matches ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match G Gold medal match
Event↓/Date → Fri 13 Sat 14 Sun 15
Men P CM ½ B G
Women P P CM ½ B G

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  New Zealand2002
2  Australia0101
  Fiji0101
4  England0022
Totals (4 nations)2226

MedalistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's tournament
details
  New Zealand (NZL)   Fiji (FIJ)   England (ENG)
Women's tournament
details
  New Zealand (NZL)[6][7]   Australia (AUS)[8]   England (ENG)[9]

QualificationEdit

A total of sixteen men's teams and eight women's team will qualify to compete at the games. Each nation may enter one team in each tournament (12 athletes per team plus one traveling reserve) for a maximum total of 26 athletes.[4]

Men's competitionEdit

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D

  South Africa
  Scotland
  Papua New Guinea
  Malaysia

  England
  Australia (hosts)
  Samoa
  Jamaica

  New Zealand
  Canada
  Kenya
  Zambia

  Fiji
  Wales
  Uganda
  Sri Lanka

Women’s competitionEdit

Pool A Pool B

  New Zealand
  Canada
  South Africa
  Kenya

  Australia (hosts)
  Fiji
  England
  Wales

Participating nationsEdit

There are 16 participating nations at the rugby sevens competitions with a total of 312 athletes.[4] The number of athletes a nation entered is in parentheses beside the name of the country.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official Ticketing Guide" (PDF). www.gc2018.com/. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Venues". www.gc2018.com/. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation. Archived from the original on 6 July 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  3. ^ Osborne, Paul (7 October 2014). "Women's rugby sevens confirmed for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games". Insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Athlete Allocation System" (PDF). www.triathlon.org/. International Triathlon Union. 15 March 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Rugby Sevens Schedule" (PDF). www.gc2018.com/. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 February 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  6. ^ "New Zealand rugby sevens teams named for Commonwealth Games". allblacks.com. 21 March 2018. Archived from the original on 30 April 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Commonwealth Games: NZ women's sevens player contracts mumps". stuff.co.nz. 3 April 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Commonwealth Games Australia is pleased to announce the Men's and Women's Australian Rugby Sevens squads for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast next month". commonwealthgames.com.au. 15 March 2018. Archived from the original on 7 April 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Commonwealth Games: Abbie Brown to captain England women's rugby sevens". BBC Sport. 26 March 2018. Archived from the original on 29 March 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.

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