Men’s Rugby Sevens Summer Olympic Schedule

July 5, 2016

Men’s Rugby Sevens Summer Olympic Schedule


Photo: Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Doug Coil

World Rugby has  announced the schedule for rugby sevens at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Both the Men’s and Women’s competition will take place at the Deodoro Stadium starting Saturday, August 6 and finishing on Thursday, August 11. The Women’s matches will be from August 6-8, while the men play August 9-11.

The 12 teams are broken into three, four-team pools. The top two finishers from each pool move on to the quarterfinals with seeding determined by the pool standings. The two best third place finishers from the pool stages will also move on to the quarterfinals.

The quarterfinals begin the knockout round. Quarterfinal winners will move on to the semifinals, which will decide the teams playing in the Gold and Bronze Medal matches. The loser of the Gold Medal match will win the Silver Medal.

  • A: Fiji, USA, Argentina, Brazil
  • B: South Africa, Australia, France, Spain
  • C: New Zealand, Great Britain , Kenya, Japan
USA Pool Matches
  • Argentina – August 9 Noon ET
  • Brazil – August 9 5pm ET
  • Fiji- August 10 at 12:30pm ET
  • Quarterfinal – August 10 4pm or 5pm ET
  • Semi-Finals August 11 – 1:30pm & 2pm ET
  • Bronze – August 11 at 5:30pm ET
  • Gold – August 11 at 6pm ET

Tuesday, August 9

Match No.Time (ET)MatchupTeams
110:00 amB2 v. B3Australia v. France
210:30 amB1 v. B4South Africa v. Spain
311:00 amC2 v. C3Great Britain v. Kenya
411:30 amC1 v. C4New Zealand v. Japan
512:00 pmA2 v. A3USA v. Argentina
612:30 pmA1 v. A4Fiji v. Brazil
73:00 pmB2 v. B4Australia v. Spain
83:30 pmB1 v. B3South Africa v. France
94:00 pmC2 v. C4Great Britain v. Japan
104:30 pmC1 v. C3New Zealand v. Kenya
115:00 pmA2 v. A4USA v. Brazil
125:30 pmA1 v. A3Fiji v. Argentina

Wednesday, August 10

Match No.Time (ET)MatchupTeams
1310:00 amB3 v. B4France v. Spain
1410:30 amB1 v. B2South Africa v. Australia
1511:00 amC3 v. C4Kenya v. Japan
1611:30 amC1 v. C2New Zealand v. Great Britain
1712:00 pmA3 v. A4Argentina v. Brazil
1812:30 pmA1 v. A2Fiji v. USA
193:00 pmPlace 9-123rd best 3rd v. 3rd best 4th
203:30 pmPlace 9-12Best 4th v. 2nd best 4th
214:00 pmQuarterfinal 1A1 v. 2nd best 3rd
224:30 pmQuarterfinal 2C2 v. B2
235:00 pmQuarterfinal 3C1 v. A2
245:30 pmQuarterfinal 4B1 v. best 3rd

Thursday, August 11

Match No.Time (ET)MatchupTeams
2511:30 amPlace 11-12Loser M19 v. Loser M20
2612:00 pmPlace 9-10Winner M19 v. Winner M20
2712:30 pmPlace 5-8Loser QF1 v. Loser QF2
281:00 pmPlace 5-8Loser QF3 v. Loser QF4
291:30 pmSemifinal 1Winner QF1 v. Winner QF2
302:00 pmSemifinal 2Winner QF3 v. Winner QF4
314:30 pmPlace 7-8Loser M27 v. Loser M28
325:00 pmPlace 5-6Winner M27 v. Winner M28
335:30 pmBronze MedalLoser SF1 v. Loser SF2
346:00 pmGold MedalWinner SF1 v. Winner SF2


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