IRB reveals new Women's Sevens qualifying tournament
irb.com 09 Jul 2014 IRB
The four quarter-final winners will progress to the semis but, more importantly, win qualification as core teams on the 2014/15 Series, joining New Zealand, Australia, Russia, England, Spain, USA and Canada. A 12th team will be invited to participate at each tournament.
“These are exciting times for women’s Rugby Sevens,” said IRB Head of Competitions and Performance Mark Egan (listen to an interview with Egan below).
“With the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro just over two years away, teams will have an eye on preparation for that and so we expect a hugely competitive and high-quality qualification tournament for next season’s IRB Women’s Sevens World Series.”
“I’d like to thank the Hong Kong RFU for hosting the tournament for what will surely be an exciting two days of international Sevens action.”
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