Argentina heads the selected list of seven that they will not participate of the first two stages of the World Rugby Sevens Series 2021 that will take place later this month in Canada. The first stop is scheduled in Vancouver, which will host teams on September 18 and 19, and then continue in Edmonton from 25 to 26 of the current month.
To the selected team commanded by Santiago Gómez Cora joined a few hours ago the brand new Olympic Gold, Fiji, who was isolated for 5 months to achieve the medal and did not hesitate to get off the excursion through North America due to the possibility of having to isolate himself again for a long period of time. Samoa, Australia and New Zealand will not be present either.
The men’s stage will include teams from Canada, the United States, South Africa, England, France, Ireland, Kenya, Spain and Japan, along with selected guests from Chile, Germany and another team to be confirmed. On the other hand, in the female branch, France, Canada, England and the United States will participate.
Seven is unable to put together a competition schedule due to the onslaught and constant changes produced by the COVID-19 pandemic in the world. World Rugby announced that the stages of Singapore and Cape Town scheduled for October 29-30 and December 10-12 respectively, they will not be held in 2021.
It was also agreed that Sydney (Australia) and Hamilton (New Zealand) will not be part of the calendar in 2022 due to the travel and logistics challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in this region. Negotiations are underway to replace these events in the 2022 season.
The full schedule for the World Rugby Sevens Series 2022 to be announced this month. Rugby 7 will have two very important competitions that year as the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham from July 29 to 31 and will conclude with the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Cape Town, from September 9 to 11.