Tokyo Summer Olympic Rugby Sevens Schedule 2021 Live Stream for Men, Women’s Games: Rugby is one of the favorite sports programs, especially in the Olympic Games. It was for the first time Rugby made an official debut into the Olympic Games at the Rio 2016 Olympic event and is now once again feature in the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. Earlier in 2019, Japan hosted a 15-a-side Rugby World Cup tournament and thus there is much more excitement to witness this shortened version of the Olympic game.
Below we have covered detailed information about the Olympics 2021 Rugby game
How to watch Tokyo 2021 Olympics Rugby Sevens Live
Tokyo Olympic Rugby Sevens Schedule 2021
The competition will take place from 26-31 July.
All times are Japan Standard Time (GMT/UTC+9)
|Mon 26 July||9:00 – 12:00||Men’s Pool Round (6 matches)|
|16:30 – 19:30||Men’s Pool Round (6 matches)|
|Tue 27 July||9:00 – 12:00||Men’s Pool Round (6 matches)|
|16:30 – 19:30||Men’s Placing 9-12 (2 matches)|
|Men’s Quarter-finals (4 matches)|
|Wed 28 July||9:00 – 12:00||Men’s Placing 11-12|
|Men’s Placing 9-10|
|Men’s Placing 5-8 (2 matches)|
|Men’s Semi-finals (2 matches)|
|16:30 – 19:00||Men’s Placing 7-8|
|Men’s Placing 5-6|
|Men’s Bronze Medal Match|
|Men’s Gold Medal Match|
|Men’s Victory Ceremony|
|Thu 29 July||9:00 – 12:00||Women’s Pool Round (6 matches)|
|16:30 – 19:30||Women’s Pool Round (6 matches)|
|Fri 30 July||9:00 – 12:00||Women’s Pool Round (6 matches)|
|16:30 – 19:30||Women’s Placing 9-12 (2 matches)|
|Women’s Quarter-finals (4 matches|
|Sat 31 July||9:00 – 12:00||Women’s Placing 11-12|
|Women’s Placing 9-10|
|Women’s Placing 5-8 (2 matches)|
|Women’s Semi-finals (2 matches)|
|16:30 – 19:00||Women’s Placing 7-8|
|Women’s Placing 5-6|
|Women’s Bronze Medal Match|
|Women’s Gold Medal Match|
Tokyo Olympic 2021 Rugby Seven Venue
Rugby Seven competition will take place at the grand newly built Tokyo stadium, built-in 2001, and was hosted at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Football and Rugby matches will be hosted with a 48000 seating capacity.
Top Olympic Rugby Players To Watch at Tokyo Summer Olympics 2021
In the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Fiji clinches the title, where Jerry Tuwai dominated the game.
Carlin Isles and Perry Baker are the two players from the USA men’s rugby team that will be worth watching at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic event. Also, eyes will be on Dan Norton from Great Britain, a leading try-scorer from the world rugby seven series history.
From the women’s team, Charlotte Caslick, the former Olympic Champion from Australia, and Ellia Green a try-scoring machine are expected to stand out in the upcoming Olympic event.
Portia Woodman, Ruby Tui, and Tyla Nathan-wong from New Zealand are once again to set the record in the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. Tui recently told the Olympic channel, how their team is emerging smartly from the Rio Olympic loss and is working hard to bring positive change in their team culture.
Olympic Rugby Seven Competition Format at Tokyo 2021
The Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games will have a total of twenty-four Rugby teams each divided into twelve men and women’s tournaments. Each team will be placed in three groups and will compete against four teams. Top Eight teams will proceed into the quarterfinal round, followed by Semi-Finals and Finals. The losing team in the semi-final round will compete for the bronze medal.
There is one change from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and it is the reverse in its schedule. The Men’s Rugby matches are scheduled from July 26 to 28, whereas the women’s competition will take place from July 29-31, 2021. It means there is huge excitement for the women’s Rugby matches as it will fall on ‘Super Saturday’ which will be the highlight of the game.
Olympic Rugby History
Between 1900 and 1924 Paris games in its 15-a-side format, the sport of Rugby union appeared occasionally at the Olympics. Rugby Seven after a long time debuted at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, a competition that requires faster movement due to extra space players on the field.
Fijian Men won the first Pacific Islands Olympic Gold Medal, and thus receive huge success in Brazil, while the first women’s rugby sevens Olympic championship was won by the Australian team.