Rugby Sevens at the 2022 Commonwealth Games Schedule and Teams

Another important event of the commonwealth games 2022 is the Rugby Sevens. The 2022 Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens will be played at the Coventry Stadium, 29-31 July 2022. The tournaments were originally planned to be held at Villa Park [3], but they will now take place at Coventry Stadium. Since its 1998 debut in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), rugby sevens has been played at every Commonwealth Games. For 2002 and 2006, rugby sevens was only an optional sport.

Rugby Sevens at the 2022 Commonwealth Games
Rugby Sevens at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games Federation made it a ‘Core” sport, requiring its presence at every Commonwealth Games from 2010 onwards. From its inception, New Zealand was the dominant nation in the men’s tournament. They lost the gold medal match to South Africa in 2014 and were defeated by South Africa the next year. Sixteen countries qualify for the men’s tournament at 2022 Commonwealth Games. Eight countries qualify for the women’s tournament at 2022 Commonwealth Games. Below is the complete schedule, as well as the list of teams that qualified for the Rugby sevens tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Teams for the Rugby sevens at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Mens Teams

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

Womens Teams

England
New Zealand
Canada
Australia
Fiji
Scotland
Sri Lanka
South Africa

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Rugby sevens at the 2022 Commonwealth Games Schedule

Friday 29 July

09:00-13:30 – Group Matches – Morning Session
17:30-22:30 – Group Matches – Evening Session

Saturday 30 July

09:00-13:30 – Group Matches – Morning Session
17:30-22:00 – Quarterfinals and Semifinals – Evening Session

Sunday 31 July

11:00-14:30 – Semifinals – Morning Session
18:30-22:00 – Play-offs; Bronze Medal Matches; Gold Finals; Medal Ceremonies – Evening Session

Winners of Rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games

Mens

Year      Host Country       Gold                    Silver                       Bronze

1998      Malaysia             New Zealand          Fiji                           Australia
2022      England              New Zealand          Fiji                           South Africa
2006      Australia             New Zealand          England                  Fiji
2010      India                   New Zealand          Australia                 South Africa
2014      Scotland             South Africa           New Zealand          Australia
2018      Australia             New Zealand          Fiji                          England
2022      England

Womens

Year      Host Country       Gold                    Silver                     Bronze

2018      Australia             New Zealand         Australia                 England
2022      England

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