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Olympic repechage to be in Monaco

The rugby sevens repechage tournament for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 will take place in Monaco on 21-23 June, 2024. The event returns to Stade Louis II, which also hosted final qualification events prior to the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

World Rugby has today confirmed the rugby sevens repechage tournament for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 will take place in Monaco on 21-23 June, 2024. The prestigious event returns to Stade Louis II, which also hosted final qualification events prior to the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The World Rugby Sevens Repechage represents the last chance for teams to earn a highly coveted place at the Olympic Games Paris 2024, with 22 of the 24 teams confirmed. Just one men’s team and one women’s team will earn the right to line up at the Stade de France in Paris.

The tournament will feature the 12 teams who were runners up or third in their regional qualifiers.

The tournament looks wide open featuring no World SVNS series teams. China look like the favourites but will be up against Argentina, Czechia, Hong Kong China, Kenya, Jamaica, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Poland, Samoa and Uganda, with Czechia making their Repechage debut.

The competition will produce the final qualifier to add to a line-up that includes New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and USA as the top four qualifiers through the 2023 World Series, along with hosts France. They have been joined by Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, South Africa, Fiji and Japan as regional qualification tournament winners.

The World Rugby event, which will be hosted by the Monaco Rugby Union in partnership with the Monegasque government will take place over three days from 21-23 June.

New Zealand are the reigning women’s Olympic champions and Australia won the inaugural women’s Olympic gold medal in Rio.