Commonwealth Games rugby 7s: Birmingham 2022 schedule

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The full Rugby Sevens schedule has been confirmed ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

A total of 16 men’s teams and eight women’s teams will fight for gold.

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With many of the best teams in the world taking to the pitch at this year’s games, fans will be treated to a showcase of world-class talent.

Birmingham 2022 sporting director Matt Kitson has described Sevens as one of the best value tickets at the games. He said: “The great thing about the group stage is that when you come to a session you see every team – so you see eight men’s games and four women’s games.”

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Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Rugby Sevens tournament.

New Zealand men’s and women’s teams both won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (Getty Images)

When will Rugby Sevens take place at the Commonwealth Games?

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The rugby sevens competition will be held from July 29th to 31st. Pool games will be played on the first two days of competition before the playoffs and medal games take place on July 31st.

Where will Rugby Sevens be played in Birmingham 2022?

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The home of Coventry City Football Club and Wasps Rugby has hosted rugby at the highest level since 2014, it has also hosted notable events such as the European Champions Cup semi-finals.

Which countries will take part in men’s rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games?

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The men’s 7-a-side tournament features 16 different countries, including host country England. These will be divided into four different pools, with teams playing each team once in their pool.

England were placed in the same pool as defending champions New Zealand.

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The Kiwis have won gold in five of the six games since the program’s inception in 1998. The only other nation to win gold during this period was South Africa in 2014.

  • New Zealand
  • England
  • Samoa
  • Sri Lanka
  • South Africa
  • Scotland
  • Tonga
  • Malaysia
  • Australia
  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • Jamaica

Which countries take part in the women’s rugby sevens in Birmingham?

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Eight countries will compete in the women’s sevens at this year’s games. The women’s sevens made their Gold Coast debut in 2018 and Olympic champions New Zealand took gold.

  • New Zealand
  • Canada
  • England
  • Sri Lanka
  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • Scotland
  • South Africa

Rugby Sevens Schedule

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Friday, July 29 (9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

men: Australia – Jamaica, Kenya – Uganda, New Zealand – Sri Lanka, England – Samoa, South Africa – Malaysia, Scotland – Tonga, Canada – Wales, Fiji – Zambia

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Women: Australia – South Africa, Fiji – Scotland, England – Sri Lanka, New Zealand – Canada

Friday, July 29 (5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

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Men: Kenya – Jamaica, Australia – Uganda, England – Sri Lanka, New Zealand – Samoa, Scotland – Malaysia, South Africa – Tonga, Wales – Zambia, Fiji – Canada

Women: Fiji – South Africa, Australia – Scotland, New Zealand – Sri Lanka, Canada – England

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Saturday, July 30 (9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

Men: Uganda – Jamaica, Australia – Kenya, Samoa – Sri Lanka, New Zealand – England, Tonga – Malaysia, South Africa – Scotland, Canada – Zambia, Fiji – Wales

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Women: Scotland – South Africa, Australia – Fiji, Canada – Sri Lanka, New Zealand – England

Saturday, July 30 (5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

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Sunday, July 31 (10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Sunday, July 31 (6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

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Men: 13th Place Playoff, 9th Place Playoff, Fifth Place Playoff, Bronze Medal Match, Finals

Women: 7th Place Play-off, 5th Place Play-off, Bronze Medal Match, Finals

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Are Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens tickets still available?

Rugby Sevens tickets are still available and can be purchased directly from the website.

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Tickets start from £8 for under 16s and £15 for adults. Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis.

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