With 19 days to go till the kick-off and extra pleasure build up in the direction of Rugby’s second look on the Olympic Games, the match schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic rugby sevens competitors has been confirmed by organising committee and World Rugby.
Players, groups, and followers world wide can now finalise their preparations and sit up for six days of intense, action-packed competitors at Tokyo Stadium, with matches performed throughout two competitors periods per day.
The match will get off to a flying begin with the extremely anticipated encounter between Rio 2016 Olympic champions Fiji and hosts Japan within the opening match of the boys’s competitors on 26 July.
Another spotlight within the males’s schedule have antipodean rivals New Zealand and Australia take to the pitch within the ultimate match in Pool A on 27 July.
The males’s competitors will culminate with the gold medal match at 18: 00 native time on 28 July.
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The girls’s competitors will get underway on 29 July when France face Fiji. The 10,000 followers permitted inside Tokyo Stadium will probably be trying ahead to the fourth match of the day when Japan begin their marketing campaign towards reigning Olympic champions Australia.
The girls’s gold medal match will happen at 18: 00 native time on 31 July, as a part of ‘Super Saturday’ – historically a spotlight of the Games.
In June, the 12 males’s and 12 girls’s groups had been allotted to a few swimming pools of 4, in keeping with rankings primarily based upon performances within the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and different World Rugby sanctioned tournaments over the previous two years.
As the countdown to Tokyo gathers tempo, most groups have already introduced their squads with various gamers which have starred in Rugby World Cups within the 15s recreation chosen to try to attain Olympic glory for his or her nations in Tokyo.
Following a profitable take a look at occasion involving members of the Japan nationwide groups in April, preparations are on monitor for a world-class match at Tokyo Stadium, which proved to be a superb host venue throughout Rugby World Cup 2019.
To guarantee groups are as finest ready as doable to carry out on the best sporting stage of all, World Rugby has invested US$4 million into Olympic certified unions’ sevens programmes and in the direction of the prices of internet hosting various high-performance preparation occasions over the previous three months.