Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Rugby sevens

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Welcome to the Tokyo Olympics 2020!

This thread is for the rugby sevens competitions.

Rugby sevens is a version of rugby union that is played with seven rather than fifteen players per team. Rather than lasting for the usual 80 minutes, games last for 14 minutes, 7 per half, which means that a whole competition can be played in a weekend – or, in the case of the Olympics, three days!

The men's tournament will run from Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th July, and the women's tournament will follow from Thursday 29th to Saturday 31st July. Games will be played one after another at the Tokyo Stadium, which hosted matches at the last Rugby World Cup for 15-a-side in 2019.

The full schedule for the events is here. All matches can be streamed in the UK via Eurosport and Discovery+, and it is likely that the BBC will have some coverage too.

The rugby sevens tournament at Rio 2016 was perhaps best known for the Fiji men winning their country's first ever Olympic gold medal. They have a very strong squad and will challenge again, but there will be strong competition from the likes of New Zealand, South Africa, the US and Great Britain. The women's gold medal was won by Australia in 2016, but expect the same sort of teams to be in the mix this time on the women's side too!
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I will be watching, and like the inclusion of this as a sport for some countries with limited history in the Games.
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Really enjoying watching Fiji in the quarter finals today against Australia.
Fantastic commentary for this too.
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Through to the semi finals...

Fiji
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Argentina

New Zealand
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(Original post by 04MR17)
Really enjoying watching Fiji in the quarter finals today against Australia.
Fantastic commentary for this too.
I've slowly been catching up on today's session during the day. Assuming you've been listening to the same commentary I have, totally agree that the commentary is really good, especially by usual Olympics standards. Tony Johnson is really solid and Rob Vickerman too, even if he does need to learn the correct meaning of the word 'connotation'!

Still trying to decide whether I enjoy the sevens format or not, but hoping that tomorrow is a really good day of it!
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And that gold medal match and gold medal winner is why I'm so pleased that sevens is in the Olympics now!
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Argentina were a very strong team and I'm sure will be formidable in the next few years with the age of their players!

Fiji were worthy winners and I'm so pleased for them as a nation. :grin:
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One of the great things about both women's rugby and sevens (and by extension women's sevens) is seeing teams play that are not traditional rugby nations. I'm loving seeing teams like China and Brazil that I've never seen play rugby!

GB needing a big stroke of luck to get past the Russian Olympic Committee this morning as well!
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Fiji definitely (and rather more unexpectedly) the story of the women's sevens at this Olympics too!
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Gonna copy this tweet here after an astonishing bronze medal for Fiji in the women's as well!

Jamie Lyall
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Fijiana coach Saiasi Fuli reveals 'three or four' of his bronze medallists only took up rugby around a year ago, and had never been on a plane before. That, plus 16 weeks without seeing their families, only burnishes their richly deserved achievement.
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