The first stage of the most famous circuit took place
On the first weekend in Dubai 2022 World Sevens Championship I am the South Africa (masculine) e for Australia (Female) takes the gold, also thanks to the absence – due to the pandemic – of New Zealand’s national teams.
Both have been confirmed at high levels intruder Olympic Games, Argentina men’s and Fiji women’s, bronze in Tokyo 2020.
Next week we’ll be back on the pitch again, again in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, for the second phase of the seven-player World Rugby Circuit, scheduled for Friday 3 and Saturday 4 December.
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In the men’s 7s again, the Blitzboks were on top
Male Sevens is restarting where it left off, with South Africa is still on top. The 2021 Series Winners Highlight 42-7 In the first final of the new tournament, he crushed the United States.
Blitzboks start strong, and soon finds the mark with Brown, who leaves his defense tricks in place and allows him to crush in the middle of the columns. Another series of bluffs – this time the work of Davids, who sits half of the opposing team – leads to the second South African goal, made by Pretorius. So again Brown gives a file coup de grace for North America: goes to rest at 21-0.
The second half of the game still see South African domination. First, it was Pretorius who resisted four American interventions, and Brown sent back into goal. Then Davids does everything himself, kicking stars and stripes in defense at his feet and even writing his name on the scorer’s scoresheet. With the game now closed, Lucas Lakamp finds the correct cut and places in the scoresheet the first and only points of The United States, but not in the race. In the final seconds, there was still plenty of time for the Boks’ eighth attempt, with Williams finishing off the fast action.
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I Fiji Olympic ChampionsOn the other hand, even they stay dry medalsHe was defeated in the final for third place by one or more Fantastic Argentina, who leads the match for most of the match and concludes at 19-12 thanks to goals from Lamas (2/3 from the field) and Joaquín de la Vega for Puma against the marks signed by Joshua Vakoronabili and Banabasa Kerukiro. Fijians.
In the semi-finals, an exciting challenge between the United States and Fiji, where the score was overturned by North America in the final and a 21-19 victory thanks to the infallible Steve Thomasen off the field. Easier, though, is South Africa’s 17-7 victory over Argentina.
As for the placementsAustralia finished fifth, beating Great Britain 35-21. Ireland’s seventh place, with its 29-7 victory with Kenya, and France’s ninth place after the European “derby” with Spain that closed 28-26 and Canada before the last, which beat Japan 22-14.
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2022 Men’s Sevens World Championships – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Group A: Fiji 9, Australia 7, France 5, Canada 3
Group B: Argentina 8, USA 6, Kenya 5, Spain 5
Group C: South Africa 9, Great Britain 7, Ireland 5, Japan 3
Argentina vs Ireland 17-12
South Africa vs Australia 29-5
United States vs Great Britain 35-17
Fiji vs Kenya 19-5
South Africa v Argentina 7-17
United States vs. Finney 21-19
Bronze: Argentina at Fiji 19-12
Gold Medal: South Africa vs USA 42-7
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Australia takes the women’s throne
Even without the black fern, The women’s final in Dubai is all about my surroundings, with the challenge between renewed and revitalized Australia and surprise Fiji, in further growth after the exploitation of the Olympic. The Australians open up the score thanks to the winning escape from Demi Hayes. Soon, Lily Dick doubled down, sending the winger a precise kick to cut through the opponent’s defense. The third sign is signed by Caslick, but is appeased by a brilliant play by Nathan, who breaks two interferences and puts his partner in a position to run between posts. 17-0 in the interval.
in recovery, The music doesn’t change. The Australians returned to the field determined to score more points, with Hayes still in goal after lengthy choral work. Only at this point has Fiji built a bit of play, but minutes go by without being able to reach the 22 opponents. Signed by Nakoci, the “flag” sign arrives less than 100 seconds from the end, a uniform result. Ends 22-7, where gold deservedly went to Australia.
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France is in third place, which dominates the bronze in the challenge Russia, which highlights a large technical and sports gap. V Great Britain team (Union, for the whole of 2021, England, Wales and Scotland, in the wake of the Olympics), which, however, exceeds Brazil, another team that showed significant growth at the beginning of the season. USA and Canada tracking.
The direct challenges to determine finals and placements were constructed by comparing the positions in the two groups’ standings. in a Group A It was immediately apparent Australian domination, winners of all four matches with a difference of +109 points; Then three teams tied, each with two wins and two defeats, but with France in second, Brazil in third and the United States in fourth in terms of points scored and suffered.
in a group bOn the other hand, the case of parity It comes down to the difficulty of the group: Fiji won, 14 points ahead of Russia and 23 more than the British.
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2022 World Sevens Championships – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Group A: Australia 12, France 8, Brazil 8, USA 8, Spain 4
Group B: Fiji 10, Russia 10, Great Britain 10, Canada 6, Ireland 4
7th place: USA v Canada 17-7
Fifth place: Great Britain vs Brazil 21-22
Bronze: France-Russia 40-0
AURO: Australia vs Fiji 22-7
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