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The men’s and women’s World Rugby Sevens series tournaments are held in Vancouver with matches concluding the group stage and then the quarter-finals. And as the tournament enters its hottest phase, with the first places at stake in Paris 2024, let’s see how things go on the Canadian courts.

In the Women’s championship The group stage does not present any surprises. Already qualified after the first day New Zealand, Australia, France, Ireland and the United States and on the second day they were joined in Group A by Great Britain, who easily beat Colombia, while the best third-placed ticket separated Canada and Fiji.

The quarter-final matches often featured exciting and balanced challenges. if it wasAustralia Fiji clears with a 29-5 clear and United States of America They eliminated Great Britain by a run of 24-5, the other two games being very different to decide the semi-finalists. there France They beat Ireland 12-10, with the Irish in danger of coming back, but missed the equalizing kick. He also suffers new Zelandwho only beat hosts Canada 10-5 thanks to first half tries from Portia Woodman and Michaela Blade.

In the Men’s championshipHowever, four more names had to be added to the already eligible New Zealand, Argentina, Great Britain and Ireland. In Group A, the USA qualified thanks to a comfortable victory over Spain, while in Group B there is a sensational elimination of South Africa, as France overtook Blitzbokke in the standings. Immediately stops the fairy tale of Uruguay, which despite winning two wins out of three matches is eliminated by a points difference that equals Great Britain and Fiji. Finally, in Group D, same insult to hosts Canada, who were successfully eliminated despite having equal points with Ireland and Australia.

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All quarter-final matches are exciting, with France which outnumbered Great Britain 7-15, whileArgentina It asserts itself as one of the strongest national teams in the world and flies to the semifinals after 19-14 against Fiji. Surprisingly all blacks 7 fall withAustralia Who beat New Zealand 7-17. Finally, theIreland Breaks the ticket at the expense of the United States by beating 15-10.

Photo: Mike Lee – KLC World Rugby Pictures

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