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Qualifications up for Grabs at Oceania Rugby Sevens Championships

Oceania Rugby, Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:05AM

Papua New Guinea and Tonga in action at the 2016 Oceania Rugby Championships

The Oceania Rugby Sevens Championships is just 2 weeks away from kicking-off at ANZ Stadium in Suva, Fiji.
 
In addition to the stiff competition the Fiji Men’s and the Australia Women’s teams will face to retain their Championship title there are qualifying sport on the line for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2018 World Rugby Cup 7s and the HSBC Men’s and Women’s Sevens World Series 2017/18.
 
In the Men’s Championship the highest placed Men’s team at the end of the finals on day 2 excluding pre-qualified and/or core teams (in the case of the HSBC Men’s Sevens World Series 2017/18) will gain a qualification spot to:


2018 Commonwealth Game (Gold Coast, April 2018):

 ‘Oceania’ joining pre-qualified teams of Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Samoa

 

2018 Rugby World Cup 7s (San Francisco, July 2018): 
‘Oceania 1’ joining pre-qualified teams of Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Samoa and ‘Oceania 2’ [to be determined at the 2017 South Pacific Mini Games, Port Villa, December 2017]

HSBC Men’s Sevens World Series 2017/18:

 ‘Oceania 1’ joining core series teams Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Samoa as the 16th team at the Sydney 7s (26-28 January 2018) and 16th team at the Hamilton 7s (3-4 February 2018).
‘Oceania 1’ 2019 HSBC Sevens Series Qualifier in Hong Kong (6 - 8 April 2018).
 
The second highest place Men’s team at the end of the final on day 2 excluding pre-qualified and/or core teams (in the case of the HSBC Men’s Sevens World Series 2017/18) will gain a qualification spot to:

HSBC Men’s Sevens World Series 2017/18
‘Oceania 2’ joining ‘Oceania 1’ at the 2019 HSBC Sevens Series Qualifier in Hong Kong (6 - 8 April 2018).


In the Women’s Championship the highest placed Women’s team at the end of the finals on day 2 excluding pre-qualified and/or core teams (in the case of the HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series 2017/18) will gain a qualification spot to:


2018 Rugby World Cup 7s (San Francisco, July 2018)
‘Oceania 1’ joining pre-qualified teams of Australia, Fiji, New Zealand.

HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series 2017/18

‘Oceania 1’ joining core series teams Australia, Fiji, New Zealand as an invitational team to the Sydney 7s (26-28 January 2018).
 
‘Oceania 1’ 2019 HSBC Sevens Series Qualifier in Hong Kong (6 - 8 April 2018).
  
Papua New Guinea (Men’s and Women’s) and Tonga (Men’s) will be looking to replicate the success they had at the 2016 Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship and return to the regional legs of the HSBC Sevens World Series events and Hong Kong Qualifier.
 
The additional qualification spots for the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7s and 2018 Commonwealth Games will see the highest placed team (outside of Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Samoa) in the Men’s championship qualify for a further 5 tournaments in 2018 and the highest placed Women’s team (outside of Australia, Fiji and New Zealand) qualify for a further 3 tournaments.
Last updated: Thursday October 26, 2017 11:10AM
Author: Sarah Walker

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