The Rugby Sevens Repechage Tournament for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 is set to take place in Monaco from 21-23 June, 2024. The prestigious Stade Louis II will serve as the host venue for this important qualifying event, just as it did for the final qualification tournaments for both the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
With 12 men’s and 12 women’s teams vying for the final qualifying spots in the rugby sevens competition at the Olympic Games Paris 2024, the stage is set for an exhilarating and highly competitive tournament. Among the favorites in the men’s competition are the South African Blitzboks and regular HSBC Sevens Series teams such as Canada, Great Britain, and Spain.
While 11 men’s and 11 women’s teams have already secured their spots in Paris through the HSBC Sevens Series and regional qualification competitions, the World Rugby Sevens Repechage represents the last chance for teams to earn a place in the Olympic Games. Only one men’s team and one women’s team will have the honor of competing at the iconic Stade de France.
The tournament will be hosted by the Monaco Rugby Union in collaboration with the Monegasque government, demonstrating their commitment to promoting and growing the sport of rugby sevens. Rugby sevens has gained a massive following worldwide, attracting millions of new fans, and is expected to bring a vibrant and energetic atmosphere to the Olympic Games in Paris.
In terms of past Olympic success, Fiji’s men’s team currently holds the title of reigning Olympic champions in rugby sevens. New Zealand and Australia have also claimed gold in women’s rugby sevens, showcasing the dominance of teams from the Southern Hemisphere.
The relaunch of the HSBC Sevens Series has provided a clear pathway for rugby sevens teams to compete at the Olympic Games. This has allowed for increased participation and enhanced competition, ensuring that the highest caliber of athletes will grace the field in Paris.
Rugby sevens will kick off the Olympic Games in Paris on 24 July 2024, setting the tone for a thrilling and action-packed sporting extravaganza. With the Rugby Sevens Repechage Tournament being held in Monaco, fans can expect top-tier athleticism, intense rivalries, and unforgettable moments as teams compete for their chance to shine on the global stage.