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) Matchup Teams
1 10:00 am B2 v. B3 Australia v. France
2 10:30 am B1 v. B4 South Africa v. Spain
3 11:00 am C2 v. C3 Great Britain v. Kenya
4 11:30 am C1 v. C4 New Zealand v. Japan
5 12:00 pm A2 v. A3 USA v. Argentina
6 12:30 pm A1 v. A4 Fiji v. Brazil
7 3:00 pm B2 v. B4 Australia v. Spain
8 3:30 pm B1 v. B3 South Africa v. France
9 4:00 pm C2 v. C4 Great Britain v. Japan
10 4:30 pm C1 v. C3 New Zealand v. Kenya
11 5:00 pm A2 v. A4 USA v. Brazil
12 5:30 pm A1 v. A3 Fiji v. Argentina

Wednesday, August 10

Match No. Time (ET) Matchup Teams
13 10:00 am B3 v. B4 France v. Spain
14 10:30 am B1 v. B2 South Africa v. Australia
15 11:00 am C3 v. C4 Kenya v. Japan
16 11:30 am C1 v. C2 New Zealand v. Great Britain
17 12:00 pm A3 v. A4 Argentina v. Brazil
18 12:30 pm A1 v. A2 Fiji v. USA
19 3:00 pm Place 9-12 3rd best 3rd v. 3rd best 4th
20 3:30 pm Place 9-12 Best 4th v. 2nd best 4th
21 4:00 pm Quarterfinal 1 A1 v. 2nd best 3rd
22 4:30 pm Quarterfinal 2 C2 v. B2
23 5:00 pm Quarterfinal 3 C1 v. A2
24 5:30 pm Quarterfinal 4 B1 v. best 3rd

Thursday, August 11

Match No. Time (ET) Matchup Teams
25 11:30 am Place 11-12 Loser M19 v. Loser M20
26 12:00 pm Place 9-10 Winner M19 v. Winner M20
27 12:30 pm Place 5-8 Loser QF1 v. Loser QF2
28 1:00 pm Place 5-8 Loser QF3 v. Loser QF4
29 1:30 pm Semifinal 1 Winner QF1 v. Winner QF2
30 2:00 pm Semifinal 2 Winner QF3 v. Winner QF4
31 4:30 pm Place 7-8 Loser M27 v. Loser M28
32 5:00 pm Place 5-6 Winner M27 v. Winner M28
33 5:30 pm Bronze Medal Loser SF1 v. Loser SF2
34 6:00 pm Gold Medal Winner SF1 v. Winner SF2

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