The last two weekends in February, Madrid will become the world capital of seven with the celebration of the Madrid Rugby 7s International Tournament. Sponsored by World Rugby and organized by the Spanish Rugby Federation (FER) with the invaluable help of City of Madrid and the Madrid’s community, this important international sporting event will allow the Olympic form of rugby to resume its activity, precisely in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics to be played during the European summer.
The tournament will be played in two rounds: the first, on February 20 and 21, and the second, on February 27 and 28. Twelve of the best teams in the world, six for women and six for men, will compete in each of them, so that each weekend there will be a winner.
In the men’s box, they will be Los Pumas 7’s, United States, Kenya, three teams that have already achieved their qualification for the Tokyo Games; besides the hostess, Spain and Portugal as a guest team. In the women’s competition, the North American, African and French teams will repeat, in addition to the Spanish, and the national teams will be added. Poland and russia. Finally, France will not be the party.
Faced with the unfortunate last-minute withdrawal of the French men’s team due to numerous positive cases of COVID shortly before having to travel to Spain, its place in this category is expected to be occupied by chili for the second and last round of the tournament, on February 27 and 28, whose schedules and competition table will be published next week.
The Madrid Rugby 7s International Tournament will be held at the facilities of the Complutense University, an emblematic place of Spanish rugby, which is already used to hosting important international events in the XV rugby mode.
The Pumas 7’s debut on Saturday, February 20, with the following Argentine schedules:
07.22 Argentina – Spain Masc
12.18 United States – Argentina Masc
Sunday February 21:
06.00 Argentina – Portugal Masc
08.44 Argentina – Kenya Masc
Complete fixture for the first weekend