Rugby sevens at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Rugby sevens
at the 2022 Commonwealth Games
2022 Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens.svg
Rugby Sevens pictogram for the Games
VenueCoventry Stadium
Dates29–31 July 2022
Competitors312 from 16 nations
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The England vs Jamaica men's rugby sevens match

Rugby sevens at the 2022 Commonwealth Games was held at the Coventry Stadium from 29 to 31 July 2022.[1][2]

A total of 16 teams competed in the men's tournament, while eight contested the women's tournament. South Africa won the men's tournament, while Australia won the women's.[3]

Schedule

The competition schedule was as follows:[1][2]

G Group stage CM Classification matches ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Gold medal match
Date
Event
Fri 29 Sat 30 Sun 31
Session → M E M E A E
Men G G CM ¼ CM ½ CM B F
Women G G CM ½ CM B F

Venue

The tournaments were originally scheduled to take place at Villa Park, but instead took place at the Coventry Stadium in Coventry.[4] The venue was moved because there were concerns with Villa Park being available. The football season was anticipated to start earlier because of the 2022 FIFA World Cup scheduling.[5]

The adjacent Coventry Arena will play host to judo and wrestling.[6]

Medal summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Australia1001
 South Africa1001
3 Fiji0202
4 New Zealand0022
Totals (4 nations)2226

Medallists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
details
 South Africa
James Murphy
Zain Davids
Angelo Davids
JC Pretorius
Selvyn Davids
Shaun Williams
Muller du Plessis
Sakoyisa Makata
Christie Grobbelaar
Dewald Human
Siviwe Soyizwapi
Mfundo Ndhlovu
 Fiji
Joshua Vakurinabili
Sevuloni Mocenacagi
Tevita Daugunu
Waisea Nacuqu
Filipe Sauturaga
Kaminieli Rasaku
Sireli Maqala
Semi Kunatani
Jeremaia Matana
Elia Canakaivata
Vuiviwa Naduvalo
Jerry Tuwai
 New Zealand
Tone Ng Shiu
Dylan Collier
Ngarohi McGarvey-Black
Sam Dickson
Caleb Tangitau
Leroy Carter
Joe Webber
Che Clark
Akuila Rokolisoa
Regan Ware
Sione Molia
Moses Leo
Women
details
 Australia
Sharni Williams
Faith Nathan
Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea
Charlotte Caslick
Madison Ashby
Sariah Paki
Maddison Levi
Dominique du Toit
Jesse Southwell
Tia Hinds
Demi Hayes
Teagan Levi
 Fiji
Adi Vani Buleki
Raijieli Daveua
Rusila Nagasau
Reapi Ulunisau
Ana Maria Naimasi
Viviana Riwai
Sesenieli Donu
Vasiti Solikoviti
Verenaisi Ditavutu
Lavena Cavuru
Laisani Moceisawana
Lavenia Tinai
 New Zealand
Shiray Kaka
Sarah Hirini
Michaela Blyde
Tyla Nathan-Wong
Kelly Brazier
Theresa Fitzpatrick
Portia Woodman
Risi Pouri-Lane
Stacey Fluhler
Niall Williams
Alena Saili
Jazmin Hotham

Qualification

Summary

CGA Men Women Athletes
 Australia Yes Yes 26
 Canada Yes Yes 26
 England Yes Yes 26
 Fiji Yes Yes 26
 Jamaica Yes 13
 Kenya Yes 13
 Malaysia Yes 13
 New Zealand Yes Yes 26
 Samoa Yes 13
 Scotland Yes Yes 26
 South Africa Yes Yes 26
 Sri Lanka Yes Yes 26
 Tonga Yes 13
 Uganda Yes 13
 Wales Yes 13
 Zambia Yes 13
TOTAL: 16 CGAs 16 8 312

Men

Sixteen nations qualified for the men's tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games:[7][8]

  • The host nation.
  • The top nine nations in combined standings from the 2018–19 and 2019–20 World Rugby Sevens Series, excluding the host nation.
  • The top nation not yet qualified from each of the four regional qualifiers, plus the second nation from the Africa and Asia qualifiers.


Means of qualification Date Location Quotas Qualified
Host Nation 1  England
2018–19 & 2019–20
World Rugby Sevens Series
30 November 2018 – 2 June 2019
5 December 2019 – 8 March 2020
Various 9  New Zealand
 Fiji
 South Africa
 Australia
 Samoa
 Canada
 Scotland
 Kenya
 Wales
2019 Oceania Sevens[a] 7–9 November 2019 Fiji Suva 1  Tonga
2021 Asia Sevens 19–20 November 2021 United Arab Emirates Dubai 2  Sri Lanka
 Malaysia
2022 RAN Sevens Qualifiers 23–24 April 2022 The Bahamas Nassau 1  Jamaica
2022 Africa Men's Sevens 23–24 April 2022 Uganda Kampala 2  Uganda
 Zambia
Total 16

Women

Eight nations qualified for the women's tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games:[7][8]

  • The host nation.
  • The top two nations in combined standings from the 2018–19 and 2019–20 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series, excluding the host nation.
  • The top North American nation in the aforementioned standings, or the second nation if the former makes the top two outright (excluding the host nation).
  • The top nation not yet qualified from each of the four regional qualifiers.


Means of qualification Date Location Quotas Qualified
Host Nation 1  England
2018–19 & 2019–20
World Rugby Women's Sevens Series
20 October 2018 – 16 June 2019
5 October 2019 – 2 February 2020
Various 3  New Zealand
 Canada
 Australia
North America allocation 0[b]
2019 Oceania Women's Sevens[c] 7–9 November 2019 Fiji Suva 1  Fiji
2021 Europe Women's Sevens
(Moscow round)
25–26 June 2021 Russia Moscow 1  Scotland
2021 Asia Women's Sevens 19–20 November 2021 United Arab Emirates Dubai 1  Sri Lanka
2022 Africa Women's Sevens 29–30 April 2022 Tunisia Jemmal 1  South Africa
Total 8
Notes
  1. ^ A men's qualification tournament scheduled for April 2022 was abandoned owing to COVID-19-related logistical challenges, so the (pre-pandemic) 2019 championship was designated as the Oceania qualifier.[9]
  2. ^ Canada qualified in the top two outright and were the only RAN Commonwealth nation with ranking points, so the RAN-specific quota place was reallocated to the general standings.
  3. ^ A women's qualification tournament scheduled for April 2022 was abandoned owing to COVID-19-related logistical challenges, so the (pre-pandemic) 2019 championship was designated as the Oceania qualifier.[10]

Competitions

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
 New Zealand
 England
 Samoa
 Sri Lanka
 South Africa
 Scotland
 Tonga
 Malaysia
 Fiji
 Canada
 Wales
 Zambia
 Australia
 Kenya
 Uganda
 Jamaica
Pool A Pool B
 New Zealand
 Canada
 England
 Sri Lanka
 Australia
 Fiji
 Scotland
 South Africa

References

  1. ^ a b "Competition Schedule". BOCCG. Archived from the original on 2 March 2022. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b Competition Schedule | Rugby Sevens (PDF). BOCCG. pp. 28–30. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 March 2022. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  3. ^ Berkeley, Geoff (31 July 2022). "South Africa and Australia beat Fiji to win Birmingham 2022 rugby sevens titles". Inside the Games. Dunsar Media. Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Wasps to host Rugby Sevens, Judo and Wrestling at 2022 Commonwealth Games". Wasps RFC. 3 September 2019. Archived from the original on 3 March 2022. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  5. ^ Roan, Dan (3 September 2019). "Birmingham 2022: Villa Park no longer a Commonwealth Games host venue". BBC News. London, England. Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Venues | COVENTRY ARENA AND STADIUM". BOCCG. Archived from the original on 31 December 2021. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Commonwealth Games: Journey to Birmingham 2022 set to begin for stars of sevens". World Rugby. 1 March 2021. Archived from the original on 2 March 2021. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  8. ^ a b Athlete Allocation System | Rugby Sevens (PDF). Commonwealth Sport / World Rugby. 28 January 2022. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 April 2022. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  9. ^ "Commonwealth Games and Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 qualification confirmed for Oceania". World Rugby. 9 March 2022. Archived from the original on 10 March 2022. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  10. ^ "Commonwealth Games and Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 qualification confirmed for Oceania". World Rugby. 9 March 2022. Archived from the original on 10 March 2022. Retrieved 15 April 2022.