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England, Ireland and France battle for Tokyo Olympics Sevens spot

England, France and Ireland are amongst 12 teams that will be looking to secure a qualification spot for the Olympics in Tokyo when they compete in two weeks time.

The qualifying tournament for the 2020 Olympic Games will take place on July 13th and 14th at the Michel Bendichou Stadium in Colomiers, France.

The competition winner will be awarded an automatic spot while the teams ranked 2nd and 3rd will go into the World Repechage tournament organized by World Rugby.

The teams are divided into 3 pools according to their respective ranking following the pre-qualifying tournaments. The pools are as follow:

POOL A

  • FRANCE
  • PORTUGAL
  •  ITALY
  • HUNGARY

POULE B

  • IRELAND
  • SPAIN
  • RUSSIA
  • UKRAINE

POULE C

  • ENGLAND
  • GERMANY
  • GEORGIA
  • LITHUANIA

 

England just missed out on automatic qualification, finishing fifth behind Fiji, South Africa, USA and New Zealand in the final standings of the World Series.

Pool B Top seeds Ireland will go into the competition off the back of a stellar season, having qualified for the World Series and beaten England in their home tournament at Twickenham.

France are also looking strong having hit a rich vein of form towards the end of the season, finishing 3rd and 5th in final two legs of the Sevens World Series.

You can find the schedule of matches here. All matches will be livestreamed on rugbyeurope.TV and by several broadcasters.

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England, Ireland and France battle for Tokyo Olympics Sevens spot