Zimbabwe opened the playoffs, for a place in the Olympics, with a comfortable 21-0 win over Mexico, with signed tries by Godfrey Magaramombe, Sam Phiri and Munopa Muneta.
Twelve women’s and ten men’s teams began competing in Monaco from June 18 to 20, in search of two places for women and one for men for the Tokyo Olympics. While those selected for women are divided into three groups of four members each, those for men are grouped into two zones of five groups each.
In women, the two best teams in each group, as well as the two best third parties according to the total number of points, will qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament. With two qualifying slots to win, the two winners from the last matches will have their slots for Tokyo.
The Argentine women’s team of seven has the rivals and dates confirmed for the repechage that classifies the Olympics. The albicelestes will be measured with Mexico (5.58 Argentine time) and Samoa (11.16 hrs) on the second day of competition. The next day they will have to face to russia (6.03 hrs) and will close their passage through the regular phase
Argentina jTogether with the rivals to face are part of the Group A. In Group B are Papua New Guinea, Kazakhstan, Jamaica and Tunisia. While Group C is made up of Colombia, France, Hong Kong and Madagascar.
In the men’s competition, each team will face the four opponents of their group and the best two will qualify for the elimination stages. The winner of the final will qualify for Tokyo.
Samoa and Ireland will meet in Group A with Tonga, Zimbabwe and Mexico. France, the best placed team in terms of performance in the World Rugby Sevens Series, where it finished sixth in 2020, is placed in Group B with Hong Kong, Chile, Uganda and Jamaica.
Regarding the men’s classification, Fiji, the United States, New Zealand and South Africa qualified through the World Rugby Sevens Series and Japan as the host. Additionally, Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Kenya and Korea reserved their spots through regional qualifiers. On the women’s side, New Zealand, the United States, Canada and Australia qualified through the World Rugby Sevens Series and Japan as host. In addition, the winners of the regional qualifiers were Brazil, China, Fiji, Great Britain and Kenya.