The dates and venues for the regional Olympic qualification tournaments have been announced.
We summaried the complexities of the Olympic qualification process back in February. Brazil have already qualified, and four more teams will also book a place in Rio from the World Series. Today World Rugby confirmed the dates and venues for the six regional tournaments from which a further six teams will qualify for the Games.
It was also announced that the tournament to decide the 12th and final qualifer will be held in June 2016 at a venue to be announced at the end of this year.
|Africa||Final qualifier||September 26th/27th||Johannesburg||Won by South Africa|
|Asia||Pre-qualifer||March 7th/8th||Chennai, India||Won by Uzbekistan|
|Final qualifier: 1st leg||November 7th/8th||Hong Kong|
|Final qualifier: 2nd leg||November 28th/29th||Tokyo, Japan||Won by japam|
|South America||Final qualfier||June 5th-7th||Santa Fe, Argentina||Won by Colombia|
|Europe||Final qualifier: 1st leg||June 13th/14th||Kazan, Russia|
|Final qualifier: 2nd leg||June 20th/21st||Brive, France||Won by France|
|Repecharge qualifier||July 18th/19th||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Oceania||Final qualifier||November 14th/15th||Auckland, New Zealand||Won by Fiji|
|North America & Caribbean||Final qualifier||June 13th/14th||Cary, North Carolina||Won by USA|
|World Repecharge||Final qualifier||June 2016||Venue TBA (June 2016)|
Teams that have so far qualified for the World Repecharge are: Argentina, Ireland, Russia, Spain and Venezuela.