Olympics: Stade Louis II selected as venue for Rugby 7s qualification stages

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Ahead of the Olympic Games this summer in Paris, Monaco’s Stade Louis II will be hosting the Rugby 7s qualification stages for hopeful men’s and women’s teams from around the world. 

Between 21st and 23rd June, the Stade Louis II in Fontvieille will play host to the official Qualification Tournament for the Olympics’ Rugby 7s event.  

24 national teams will be participating in the hope of securing a place at the Olympics, which will be held in Paris and in sporting venues across France during July and August.  

In the men’s field, teams will represent nations including South Africa, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Spain, Tonga and Uganda. The South African Blitzboks, as well as the teams from Canada, Great Britain and Spain, are among the favourites to go through to the final 12.

The women’s tournament is also expected to be highly competitive, featuring teams from Argentina, China, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Kenya, Jamaica, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Poland, Samoa and Uganda. 

Following the three-day tournament, the Olympic hopefuls will be confirmed during a press conference in the Salon Honneur at the Stade Louis II. The captains of the qualifying teams, representatives from World Rugby and a delegate from Paris 2024 will attend this event. 

Tickets for the three days of play have been available online since 27th May. Contact billetterietqo2024@monaco-rugby.com to reserve a seat. 

For more information about the tournament, click here.  

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Photo credit: Fédération Monégasque de Rugby 


* Originally posted 31st May 2024