Captains ready for Olympic qualification battle in Monaco

"VAN" (Sports Desk - 21.06.2024) :: The World Rugby Sevens Repechage on 21-23 June in Monaco will decide the final men’s and women’s qualifiers for the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

The 22 international rugby sevens captains chasing their Olympic dreams were welcomed by Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco at The Prince's Palace of Monaco on Thursday ahead of the World Rugby Sevens Repechage tournament kick off.

The three-day Repechage event takes place from 21-23 June and will decide the final men’s and women’s qualifiers for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 rugby sevens competition.

Stade Louis II in Monaco, which hosted final qualification events prior to the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, will again provide the stage for this crucial, winner-takes-all event.

Following the withdrawal of Papua New Guinea’s men’s and women’s teams earlier in the week, the competition will now feature 11 men's and 11 women's teams vying for the ultimate prize of representing their country on the Olympic stage, with only the winners securing their tickets to Paris.

South Africa’s Blitzboks, Olympic bronze medallists at Rio 2016, will be strong contenders after winning the first round of SVNS 2024 in Dubai, but will face tough competition from a line-up which also includes HSBC SVNS 2024 teams Canada, Great Britain, and Spain.

The women’s tournament features a wide-open field with Czechia making their Repechage debut and China in confident mood having dominated the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Challenger 2024.


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