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Sevens schedule confirmed for Commonwealth Games 2022

Sevens schedule confirmed for Commonwealth Games 2022
Fri 22 Jul 2022 | 12:58
Sevens schedule confirmed for Commonwealth Games 2022
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NEWS: Hot on the heels of the pools announcement, Birmingham 2022 has released the Commonwealth Games match schedule for the Sevens competition which will be held from 29-31 July at Coventry Stadium in England.

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Gold Coast 2018 gold medallists, New Zealand will face Sri Lanka in their first match in the men’s competition and Canada in the women’s competition. In the second session of the day they will take on Samoa (men) and Sri Lanka (women).

England’s men will take on Samoa and Sri Lanka on the first day, with the big clash against New Zealand set to take place in the morning session of Saturday, July 30. The women’s side will also face Sri Lanka on the first day, plus they will play Canada in the second session on July 29, before they also face New Zealand during the third session of the competition.

Scotland’s opening matches are against Tonga (men) and Fiji (women) and the women will also face Australia in the evening session on July 29 with the men up against Malaysia in the same session. Wales, who only feature in the men’s competition, will face Canada and Zambia on the opening day before taking on double Olympic champions Fiji the following day.

Australia women’s team, who won silver in the inaugural competition on the Gold Coast in 2018, will face South Africa in their opening match while their final pool match is against Fiji in the morning session on 30 July.

The South African men’s team will kick off their campaign with a match against Malaysia on Day One.

World Rugby Chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont, said: “Following the recent revealing of the pools, the announcement of the match schedule is an incredibly exciting moment for players, teams and fans alike as the final preparations are put in place ahead of what promises to be truly outstanding Commonwealth Games competitions.

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With many of the very best men’s and women’s teams in the world taking to the pitch at Coventry Stadium, including all the previous Olympic gold medallists, fans will be treated to a real showcase of world-class rugby sevens.

“Sevens is a fast flowing, high octane version of rugby which is continuing to grow and thrill fans around the world with it’s dynamic, drama-filled action on the pitch, and fun-filled festival atmosphere in the stands. Don’t miss the chance to see these incredible athletes in action.”

Matt Kidson, Director of Sport for Birmingham 2022, said: “The very best rugby sevens teams are going to be competing at Birmingham 2022 so it will be a really special tournament.

“What’s great about the group stages is that when you come to a sessions you see every single team compete – so you’ll see eight men’s matches and four women’s matches, making rugby sevens one of the best value tickets at Birmingham 2022.”

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BIRMINGHAM 2022 MATCH SCHEDULE

July 29:

First session (from 09.00 local time)

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

Second session (from 17.30 local time)

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

July 30:

First session (from 09.00 local time)

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

Second session (from 17.30 local time)

Women’s 5-8 Semi-final 1
Women’s 5-8 Semi-final 2
Men’s 9-16 Quarter-final 1
Men’s 9-16 Quarter-final 2
Men’s 9-16 Quarter-final 3
Men’s 9-16 Quarter-final 4
Women’s Semi-final 1
Women’s Semi-final 2
Men’s Quarter-final 1
Men’s Quarter-final 2
Men’s Quarter-final 3
Men’s Quarter-final 4

July 31:

First session (from 10.30 local time)

Men’s 13-16 Semi-final 1
Men’s 13-16 Semi-final 2
Men’s 9-12 Semi-final 1
Men’s 9-12 Semi-final 2
Men’s 5-8 Semi-final 1
Men’s 5-8 Semi-final 2
Men’s Semi-final 1
Men’s Semi-final 2

Second session (from 18.00 local time)

Women’s seventh-place play-off
Women’s fifth-place play-off
Men’s 13th-place play-off
Men’s ninth-place play-off
Men’s fifth-place play-off
Women’s Bronze Medal Match
Men’s Bronze Medal Match
Women’s Gold Medal Match
Men’s Gold Medal Match
Women’s Medal Ceremony
Men’s Medal Ceremony

PV: 6
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