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Sevens 2021/22 (World Series, Oceania, Comm Games & R7WC)

kiap

Andrew Slack (58)
Sanction on Russia was announced the week after Ukraine invasion & has been appended to the women's standings ever since. Everything else was set out last 1 December, I linked the media release on 2/12 & there was plenty of coverage elsewhere, I seem to recall.

I'm no Rachel Riley but by my calculation the NZ men will finish with 7/5 of their final points talley so if they were to win both remaining Legs:

(39+44)×(7/5)=116.

Took me ~3 minutes.
Spend some more minutes.


"... four women’s results for each team contribute to their final Series standings."

Zero mention of pro-rated for GB or pro-rated missed additional legs... ?
 
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waiopehu oldboy

Phil Waugh (73)
^ I can remember wondering why England etc were accruing points for the Legs in which Team GB appeared & found the explanation fairly quickly: clearly not in the 1/12/21 media release, though. In any event I think I've had a pretty good handle on how this Series works since late last year or early this.

Moving on...

London Day 1 highlights

 

kiap

Andrew Slack (58)
^ I can remember wondering why England etc were accruing points for the Legs in which Team GB appeared & found the explanation fairly quickly: clearly not in the 1/12/21 media release, though.
I've been writing articles on this -- not here obviously -- and followed the WR (World Rugby) releases closely throughout (you may notice the link posted above was taken from a 3rd party archive made on the day of issue, which means no after-the-fact revisions).

GB took the field from 26/11 to 4/12 and were done. Their points then appeared without explanation but a paragraph was cobbled together subsequently.

In any event I think I've had a pretty good handle on how this Series works since late last year or early this.
WR (World Rugby) made it up as they went along.
 

Adam84

Simon Poidevin (60)
I thought the call against Maurice for ripping the ball was wrong, the attacker didn’t have his knees down, was still held up, the ripping off the ball was fair game.
 

qwerty51

Nathan Sharpe (72)
The recent 7s performances by us in some ways is disgraceful, we clearly had the talent but they persisted with the same guys for almost 7 years who achieved nothing better than 4-6th in the world consistently. They should’ve been cleaned out ages ago.
 

kiap

Andrew Slack (58)
Unlikely, but ... to win the series we'd need to do something like win in LA, with the Saffers no better than 4th in that event?

Argies and Fiji are possibly not out of it either but I'm too lazy to, ...ahh, ... do the math.
 
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waiopehu oldboy

Phil Waugh (73)
Congrats to Australia on their win.

Day 2 highlights


I'll have a crack at an adjusted points table later but I suspect @kiap is right: Australia could win the Series by winning LA provided SA don't make the Cup SF.
 

RugbyReg

Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
Tell you what was perhaps the most impressive thing to me about this tournament win was that it was really driven by the rookies. Turner and Mo had their moments but I reckon Lawson, Patterson, Dowling and Gonzales were exceptional. Hard to remember that it’s Toole’s first season too and Roache not too far behind. Remarkable.
 

Braveheart81

James Horwill (77)
Staff member
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Henry Paterson just had time to get up after the winning try before Ben Marr tried to kill him.
 
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